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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
Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $163
Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes
Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $252
Duration: 2 days
Milford Sound Reviews
Even on my second trip to Milford it was spectacular! Had been raining all day so the waterfalls were at their best, although this meant the clouds were covering some of the mountain peaks... more »
Visited Milford Sound New Zealand today. Great vistas. We are on Celebrity cruise ship Solstice. Great way to visit. more »
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.
It was so v beautiful felt as was watching some movie what a natural scenic beauty and the sound of the water falling is so soothing .It looked like milk flowing down the mountains and as we went further in the cruise we were only surrounded by mountains ..must visit👍👍👍👍
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