Milford Sound, Te Anau

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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.
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  • We had an excellent day out at Milford as the night before we visited it had rained & there were literally scores of waterfalls all through the fiord....very magical. 
    We had an excellent day out at Milford as the night before we visited it had rained & there were literally scores of waterfalls all through the fiord....very magical.  more »
  • The scenery was just beautiful. First time to milford... the drive into milford was just incredible, the Homer tunnel amazing... stopped to take a photo or two and had two keas flew by to say hi and....  more
    The scenery was just beautiful. First time to milford... the drive into milford was just incredible, the Homer tunnel amazing... stopped to take a photo or two and had two keas flew by to say hi and....  more »
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  • Tree avalanche at Milford Sound 30/12/2021

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