Milford Sound is situated on the west coast of the South Island in the Fiordland national park of New Zealand, described by victorian poet and storyteller Rudyard Kipling as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’ carved by glaciers during the ice ages.
Wet or fine the stunning Milford Sound is breathtaking in any weather, the fiord’s cliffs rise vertically from the dark waters below to towards the sky, numerous waterfalls cascade down from high above with the largest and permanent of the falls being the ‘Stirling Falls’ and the ‘Lady Bowen falls’
When it rains in Milford sound which is quite often ( average 7 metres of rainfall per year) waterfalls multiply cascading down the sheer cliff faces giving spectacular and dramatic effects, without doubt a cruise on Milford sound is an unforgettable experience.
There are many ways to experience Milford Sound from memorable scenic flights by plane or Helicopter, the scenery from above is ultimately breathtaking as you fly over the mountain peaks and through the sound below.
For the more adventurous there are guided kayaking tours joining a small group of fellow paddlers to explore Milford Sound with the opportunites to see wildlife up close like seals, penguins, and sometimes dolphins.
Scuba diving Milford Sound is breathtaking and a diving experience like no other, viewing legendary black coral tree’s, along with seals and penguins and a multitude of other marine species.
Milford is also the finishing point of the famous Milford Track, a 53.5 Km. four day walk through the Fiordland national park starting at Lake TeAnau traversing through rain forests, wetlands and an alpine pass, with impressive scenery all the way.