8 Jan 2016

Milford Sound welcoming record numbers of tourists

10:22 am on 8 January 2016

A record number of tourists is expected to visit Milford Sound this summer, bringing a major economic boost to the area.

Milford Sound

Milford Sound Photo: 123RF

Milford Sound Development Authority owns and operates most of the facilities and assets in the township and said it expected 650,000 visitors in the year to the end of March.

Its operations manager Andrew Welsh said that reflected increases in international tourist numbers visiting New Zealand.

The authority had built a new carpark for the summer influx.