Milford Sound is a truly beautiful destination on New Zealand's south island that consists of spectacularly diverse landscapes, all within a close proximity - expect to see cascading waterfalls flowing from sheer cliffs, lush green rainforests that cling to the mountainsides, and a variety of native local wildlife including penguins, seals and dolphins that inhabit this remote wilderness area.
Milford Sound is also a destination of choice for scenic cruises, as its wonderfully calm waters and offer a fantastic viewpoint to experience dramatic scenes of surrounding snow-capped peaks. Milford Sound has one of the heaviest volumes of rainfall in New Zealand per year creating a lush and dense rainforest environment that contains some jurassic specimens reminiscent of the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana. Low, lingering mists and drizzly days only add to the spectacular drama of this untouched natural paradise where rainfall creates hundreds of thundering waterfalls from the rocky cliffs above.
Located approximately four hours drive from Queenstown, or 2.5 hours from Te Anau, Milford Sound can be located in Fiordland in the heart of the remote south-western area of New Zealand's South Island. This glacier-carved region is part of the World Heritage National Park and is carefully preserved to share with all, and for all of time. To explore this awesome spectacle of nature for yourself, choose from the list of Milford Sound tours and activities from the catalogue below and look forward to the most awe-inspiring landscapes found in New Zealand's far south.