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The Mystical Beauty of Milford Sound

Described by Rudyard Kipling as the eighth wonder of the world.

Image Source: Tourism New Zealand. Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park, Fiordland, New Zealand
Milford Sound
Fiordland National Park
Photographer: Heidi Coppock Beard
(www.coppockbeard.com)

Milford Sound is a fiord and popular tourist destination, located in the Fiordland region of New Zealand.

The power of Milford Sound never ceases to amaze visitors. Carved out during successive ice ages, Milford Sound plunges to a depth of 265 metres at its deepest point off Mitre Peak.

Bowen Falls, hurtling 165 metres into the sea, and the Stirling Falls further down the sound, set amidst the towering cliffs and dwarfed by Mitre Peak, are truly spectacular after rain.

Milford Sound is recognised as a top travel destination in the world. The grandeur of the sound can be appreciated from the air or water.

Bottlenose dolphins, New Zealand fur seals and Fiordland crested penguins are resident in the fiord and can be viewed up close from the launch cruises or kayak trips.

A variety of launch cruises run daily on Milford Sound and overnight packages are also offered.

Spectacular kayaking and diving trips are very popular, as is the Underwater Observatory.

» Fiordland Regional Information

» Fiordland Travel Directory

» Milford Sound Travel Directory

» Fiordland National Park Information

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