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 part of the spectacular Fiordland National Park in the South West of New Zealand. The national park also includes:
Cruising into Milford Sound you will be confronted with the towering Mitre Peak on the right and the breathtaking Stirling Falls on the left. The latter is one of the few permanent waterfalls, so you can admire the sight of it all year round.
Make sure you are on the constant look out, one blink and you will miss the amazing wildlife of Milford Sound:
Explore the small Milford Sound settlement with its vast array of hiking trails that last from a few minutes to 5 days long.
Milford Sound does have the reputation of being the wettest place in New Zealand, however, don’t let that put you off – the rain will show off the waterfalls in full glory.
Milford Sound is one of the most popular cruise destinations in New Zealand and here are just a couple of reasons why:
You will be surprised with how much there is to do in and around Milford Sound:
There is a fantastic range of cruise lines that sail to the Fiordland National Park and stop at Milford Sound for you to choose from. Starting with some of the most acclaimed, such as:
And ending with the luxury lines like:
Most of them will set sail in Sydney or Melbourne, so all you have to do is decide on 2 things:
Try to book your cruise holiday for the spring months of September, October, November if you can. Apart from enjoying more daylight, you will also benefit from: