asked questions' about Milford Sound: FAQ's Doubtful Sound
Q: what is
the nearest town with shops, restaurants etc., to
The closest towns are Te Anau and
Manapouri, located 2 hrs 15 mins drive from
how long does it take to drive one-way to Milford
Sound from Manapouri?
Driving time: 2 hrs 15 mins. Self-drive,
or, luxury coach option available.
how long is a day trip to Milford, including a
cruise on Milford Sound?
By road, round-trip from Manapouri
approximately 7 or 8 hrs depending on choice of
if travelling from Queenstown what is the round
trip travel time including a cruise.?
By road, from Queenstown, round-trip
travel time including cruise approximately 11 or
how far away from Beechwood Lodge is the
departure point for Milford Sound?
2 hrs 15 minutes easy down-hill walk.
Pick-up lunches at our local bakery along the way.
overnight cruise, luggage storage available?
If you stay at Beechwood Lodge. the day before & the
day after your cruise, .your room/suite is .'on hold'
at no extra cost. You can drive to
Milford yourselves or travel by luxury coach /
Note: The lodge/suite is not re-booked
while you are away on the cruise. you can
leave your luggage etc., in your suite.
if checking-out from the lodge and departing for
the overnight Milford cruise, can luggage be
Yes, however, check-out time is 10 a.m.
we need to complete housekeeping before the next
Note: for luggage storage in the
above instance: please confirm storage
arrangements in advance.
what about sea-sickness?
unlikely. Doubtful Sound and Milford Sound are
long, narrow fiords that are well-protected from
open ocean. While strong winds can whip up, the
big swells that cause sea-sickness are rare.
what should I pack?
bag only: non-slip shoes/boots, waterproof jacket,
warm sweater/fleece jacket, change of clothes,
sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repellent, swimwear
(optional), camera, cash for bar and snacks.
how long is the day cruise, is lunch included?
see the webpage link for day cruise trips to
Milford Sound: ..Milford Sound Cruises
in New Zealand
Gay Travel New Zealand