Milford Sound, New Zealand: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Milford Sound, New Zealand? If you're planning to go to Milford Sound, this article contains some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Milford Sound, New Zealand

Based on the climate and weather in Milford Sound, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

Important essentials for Milford Sound, New Zealand

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Milford Sound, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often become worn. An unreadable card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly choice.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Milford Sound, New Zealand by month

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January

If you go to Milford Sound in January, you will notice that it is balmy and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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February

February in this region is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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March

If you vacation in Milford Sound during March, you will probably see that it is crisp and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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April

If you go to Milford Sound in April, you will notice that it is chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (mid 10s C).

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May

May in Milford Sound is cold and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) to 50s F (low 10s C).

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June

In June, Milford Sound is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Milford Sound, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. There is frost regularly.

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July

July in Milford Sound can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

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August

August in this region is pretty cool and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. There is frost about a third of the time. It rains about half of the time.

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September

September here is relatively cool and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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October

If you go to Milford Sound in October, you will notice that it is crisp and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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November

November in Milford Sound can be chilly and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

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December

December in Milford Sound is cool and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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Activities for Milford Sound, New Zealand

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Milford Sound.

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