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Experience New Zealand's untouched wilderness by cruising Milford Sound, a fjord located within a World Heritage Site encompassing four national parks. Moved by the sight of rocky cliffs rising out of perfectly still water, writer Rudyard Kipling once described this fjord as the eighth wonder of the world. Mitre Peak, one of the most photographed mountains on the planet, towers over the sound. Most of the area's half a million annual visitors arrive by one of many bus tours from Queenstown offering easy access to this pristine natural world. Numerous operators also offer flights from Queenstown, drastically reducing transit time and giving you extra time for additional activities that day. If you're staying closer to the national park, you can reach the fjord by hiking a 50 km (31 mi) walking trail starting at Lake Te Anau. Before you head to Te Anau, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Te Anau route website, to make sure you see all that Te Anau has to offer, including Milford Sound.
Tours To Milford Sound
Full-Day Milford Sound Hiking Tour with Cruise BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $111
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
Milford Sound Reviews
This was the second time I have been here, but I really wanted to show my other half Milford Sound. I had been raving on about it for years and we finally got there. Stunner of a day, the weather... more »
If you ever want the feeling of feeling small and insignificant, Milford Sound is the place to be. These giants of mountains tower over you the moment you get halfway along the Milford Road and... more »
Rainy weather brings its own style to Milford sound
Paradise on earth. The journey there is as good as the destination. BEWARE and keep an eye on the avalanche updates website as the roads can close if there is an avalanche risk. This means you can either be locked in or out of the one road to and from Milford Sound.
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