Plan and prepare

To plan your trip up the Milford Road and to Milford Sound/Piopiotahi, find out how to get there, tips and a map for your drive, information on winter conditions and more.

Check this information before travelling:

Milford Road conditions can change in winter! Photo: Destination Fiordland.
Milford Road conditions can change in winter!

Getting there

The Milford Road (part of State Highway 94) starts from Te Anau, and heads north towards Milford Sound/Piopiotahi (120 km).

The nearest town with facilities is Te Anau, and there are limited facilities at Milford Sound/Piopiotahi.

Allow about 2 hours to drive the whole Milford Road, without stops. There are many enjoyable short walks and viewpoints along the way, as well as DOC campsites should you wish to take more time.

Te Anau - Milford Highway map & factsheet (PDF, 690K)


 

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Weather

Maps

DOC maps: Discover the outdoors - DOC's key places, campsites, tracks and huts, and visitor centres on a map

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Check, Clean, Dry between waterways and stop the spread of didymo.

Didymo controls in Fiordland National Park

Safety

Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

Alerts for Fiordland places

Contacts

Te Rua-o-te-moko / Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 249 7924
Address:   Fiordland National Park
Visitor Centre
Lakefront Drive
Te Anau 9600
Email:   fiordlandvc@doc.govt.nz
Full office details