“Pure Natural Beauty.”
Deep within Fiordland National Park lies Milford Sound, New Zealand’s most stunning natural attraction. With its magical combination of mountain peaks, ink-dark waters and superb dramatic forest-clad cliffs, it must be seen to be believed.
Visit Milford Sound to experience the beauty of this pristine scenic destination, a must-do on every New Zealand itinerary.
Despite its name, Milford Sound is actually a fiord, not a sound. It is also the only fiord in New Zealand that is accessible by road. However, its remote location, bounded by steep cliffs and dense rainforest, means its special features remain unspoilt. Rain or shine, Milford Sound continues to captivate even the most experienced traveller with its beautiful surroundings, ink-dark waters, gushing waterfalls and captivating views.
You can visit Milford Sound on a day tour or stay the night. Most Milford Sound tours include cruises but there are a number of other activities on offer, including kayaking and even scuba diving.
This was one of the biggest highlights of a trip all over the South Island of New Zealand. We contemplated driving our RV in so we could save on the tour bus, but road conditions were iffy and we decided to bite the bullet. So worth it! The 4 hour bus ride in gives you so much cool information about the history of this place - from how the roads were built to New Zealand's vision for Milford Sound to what 'gorilla snot' is. Highly recommend doing the bus trip. And you can nap on the way back instead of paying attention to the road which is also nice.
All that being said, Milford Sound in and of itself is absolutely gorgeous. It's a World Heritage Site and the intention is for our great-great-great-grandchildren to be able to visit and see it in the same pristine conditions you can visit today. We saw loads of wildlife (even a few dolphins that got so close the water from the blowhole splashed us in the face) and beautiful scenery. So, so, so worth it!
Totally loved Milford sounds. Drive RV Britz summer motor home and totally under estimated the drive there and the tunnel and scenery was awesome. The cruise was beautiful saw the meals which were lovely. Seems everyone onboard had a beer or wine. No eft pos as no internet or phone coverage as it’s real remote. Only one accomodation there would recommend booking the night there to rest but there are plenty of rest sites. We felt like we were in the land if the giant mountains
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