As others may have commented, there is accommodation in Milford Sound. And by that, I mean only one accommodation. Some of the tour boats offer overnight cruises in the summer months, but this is the only dry-land place to lay your head.
The accommodations are basic, but comfortable. The rooms are simple, with a bed and reading light. The heat works well in the winter and we stayed warm despite the -10C temperatures outside.
The staff was helpful and polite.
There is a communal shower, bathroom and kitchen. The game room has a pool table and board games. They also sell basic food for you to prepare your own meals.
If you have a computer or portable DVD player, the front office will also rent movies.
The lodge offers a free shuttle to/from the port or the Blue Duck restaurant/pub.
I have not overnighted at Milford Sound, just want to let you know that there is accommodation available – and just this one.
Accommodation at Milford Sound is not cheap but not excessivly expensive either.
The Milford Sound Lodge is just some minutes from the public carparks, right at the end of the Milford Track. They have dorms (NZ$ 30pp), private twin/double rooms (NZ$ 80 per room) and riverside chalets with bath (NZ$ 225 per room). Also powered campervan sites (NZ$ 20pp) and non-powered tent sites (NZ$ 16pp). – All rates as May 2009.
Camping along the Milford Road
Along the Milford Road there are twelve self-registration campsites. Most have fire places, picnic tables, toilets and access to river water. So nothing flash. But, of course, you can stay there with a campervan or motorhome, not just in tents.
Fees per night (to be paid in honesty boxes): Adults NZ$ 5, children (10 to 17 years) NZ$ 2.50.
If you do not mind a little detour, the campsites in the Lower Hollyford Valley and Gunns Camp have cabins for rent.
Camping at any other place along the road is strictly forbidden, as you are in a National Park.
Of course, you can also stay on a boat on Milford Sound, on one of the Overnight Cruises!
Nice and tidy campground with excellent facilities. The common kitchen, multi stall shower room, BBQ are superb. Locate just across the road on the lake shore, only 5 - 10 mins walk to the township of Te Anau. I recommend this place for the motorhomer. Ideal place to start exploring Milford Sound. Starts earlier to avoid tour buses from Queenstown.
Excellent shower stalls with strong flow of hot water. And also the kitchen : modern, clean, and tidy.
Milford Sound Lodge is located about 5 mins from Milford Sound Visitor Centre.
This will be an excellent base for Milford Sound Cruise and Trekking through Milford and Routeburn Track.
Enjoy a peaceful stay amongst the tall mountains. There are dorms, ensuite rooms, tent sites and campervan sites. The other facilities includes a very big common kitchen, lounge, courtyard and the Blue Duck Cafe in the Milford Sound Lodge.
It usually rains here in Milford Sound so choose the right weather to go trekking or take a cruise out to Milford Sound.
It cost $67.50 for a double room for a night if you have BBH card.
easy accessible to Milford Sound
Being the only hostel in Milford, it's alaways crowded. Be sure to book ahead esp if you want a provate room. We were staying at Double room - got lucky as there were a couple cancelling their reservation.
The bathroom was outside but very spacious and clean with hot shower.
Our room was nice, bed fully made up.
Kitchen was okay but it could get really crowded during dinner time and breakfast.
They have internet - sllow connection. Nice lounge - but again crowded....
There are a number of places you can stay at Te Aneu, the closest town to Milford sound (you can also camp at near Milford, but with no facilities). There are two YHA's, though these are often crowded, though ok if you like meeting new people (which I dont), otherwise there are a number of motels to stay at. If you avoid the school holidays most of these wont be booked out, however most are relatively expensive. The one we stayed at cost $80 a night, and it was basically a bedroom, small lounge with an attached kitchen and small bathroom. It was right on the lake though, so the views were very nice.
The rooms are very basic, abit musty but they do for a night which is all youll be staying. the showers are outside but the rest of the complex is pretty smart and they do real nice food!
There isn't actually a town at Milford. The road there, which is very expensive to maintain, exists only for tourist traffic. However, there is a small lodge there and you can stay if you book ahead well in advance. Alternatively and somewhat more interestingly, there are overnight cruises available on the fiord. These must also be booked well in advance. There is only one cafeteria at Milford, which is very expensive and a small petrol station (also outlandishly priced).
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