Milford Sound Weather

Milford Sound has a completely different climate to Te Anau. It gets almost 7m of rain per year on average, but then it is at its best in the rain.

Mid summer is the best time to enjoy the verdant beauty of the coastal forest.

Chances of seeing wildlife are better in the winter. Winter also favours photography with calm weather, snow on the mountains, the sun at a low angle in the sky and dynamic light as it skims the peaks. The Sandfly's are least bothersome over winter.

There is never a bad time to visit Milford Sound, it always has something special to offer.


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Temperature Graph Milford Sound