Fiordland & Milford Sound Highlights
Your first sight of Milford Sound in southwest NZ's Fiordland National Park is guaranteed to be stunning. Rocky cliffs rise from still, dark waters. Forests cling to the steeply slanted slopes, and the spectacular, photogenic Mitre Peak rises dead ahead. No wonder Milford Sound is one of New Zealand's biggest attractions. Thousands come to this area of raw wilderness on foot via the famous Milford Track, which ends at the sound.
Fiordland's immensity can only really be appreciated from the air or water. A cruise on the crystal-clear water of Milford Sound is the most easily accessible trip you can do on any of Fiordland's famous sounds. It comes complete with seals, dolphins and an almost guaranteed downpour of rain that creates a spectacular deluge of cascading waterfalls, and adds an appropriately moody mist to the awe-inspiring scene.