Milford Sound is a beautiful fjord within Fiordland National Park. It is located in the south west of New Zealand's South Island.
Milford Sound is located in the Fiordland National Park is the South West of New Zealand. Milford Sound is part of the greater National Park that includes the fjords of Dusky Sounds and Doubtful Sound amongst others.
As you cruise into Milford Sound you will see the towering sight of Mitre Peak on your right-hand side, then the beautiful of Stiring Falls on your left. Stiring Fall is one of the few falls which are flowing year round. The impressive cliffs of the fjord are an amazing opportunity for picture taking and wildlife spotting.
If you’re lucky enough, you will see seals, penguins and maybe ever some bottlenose dolphins.
As you disembark from the ship, you will be able to explore the beauty of the small Milford Sound settlement. There are a vast array of hiking trails in the area from a few minutes to 5 days!
Milford Sound does have a reputation as being the wettest place in NZ, however, don’t let that put you off. If it does rain while you’re there, the rainfall will put on an impressive show with all the waterfalls in fall glory.
Cruises to Milford Sound have everything. You will have spectacular scenery, wildlife, hiking and great local food. It is one of the most popular day cruises in the World and when you’re there you will see why!
If you want to go and see some of the animals in the area closer, then you can take a kayak tour out into the fjord and get acquainted with the locals up close. If you’re after the local food, then consider taking the short walk up to the beautiful Milford Sound Lodge and the Pio Pio Café. It serves local seafood and with view for the restaurant are awe inspiring.
While in Milford Sound you have the option in taking a scenic flight from the small airport in the area. You can go out over the fjords and even do a year round glacier landing.
The town of Te Anau is the closest and biggest town to Milford Sound. Day trip from Milford Sound are available where you will get to experience going through the Homer Tunnel and see the amazing sight of ‘The Chasm’.
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