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Milford Sound

Milford Sound is one of the world's great fiords, and if there is one place to experience in the South Island, this is it.

Spectacular glaciated mountains rise sheer from the fiord, their snow-tipped peaks soar overhead while waterfalls cascade hundreds of metres into the sea. Ancient rainforests cling to the rugged cliffs, and dolphins, seals and penguins play in the waters below. Milford Sound is a great opportunity to get close to the geography and wildlife that has earned Fiordland its World Heritage status.

Mitre Peak Cascading Waterfall Cruise on Milford Sound

There are three ways into Milford; by road, plane or on foot, and each provide a different and equally memorable experience of Fiordland National Park. There are plenty of tour operators providing travel to Milford, or you can take your own time and drive yourself, the Milford Road is in itself an amazing journey.

Milford has its own runway and scenic flights lend fresh perspectives to the majestic landforms. Bus in and fly out from either Te Anau or Queenstown or vice versa, or you can tramp; Milford Track was opened to tourists in 1889, and is considered one of the world’s best walks. The track is one way from Te Anau to the sound.

Mirror Lakes Kea Fern

No visitor to Milford Sound should miss the opportunity to cruise on the fiord. A number of launches leave the wharf regularly. Trips range from short to overnight cruises in a range of vessels from small boats with limited numbers to larger luxury vessels serving excellent local fare.

During your cruise visit the Underwater Observatory. A natural phenomenon in the fiord allows personal views of spectacular and dramatic deep sea marine life. The observatory is situated in Harrison Cove, the fiord’s only natural anchorage, used by early sealers and whalers.



Milford Sound News

 23 May 2018 

Wall Street Journal
Anger Over Tourists Swarming Vacation Hot Spots Sparks Global Backlash
Wall Street Journal
Tourists on an ice plateau above Milford Sound. Photo: Rachel Pannett/The Wall Street Journal. Elected officials are weighing measures from new tourist taxes to tighter camper-van restrictions. One town is considering shutting Wi-Fi at night to deter ...

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