Fiordland

Milford Sound

Milford Sound
Venture Southland

Often described as the “eighth wonder of the world”, the jewel in Fiordland’s crown, and one of the New Zealand’s top travel destinations, Milford Sound (Piopiotahi) was carved by glaciers thousands of years ago during the ice ages. Breathtaking in any weather, forest-clad cliffs rise vertically from clear, dark waters, waterfalls cascade downwards into the sea from as high as 1000 metres, and mountain peaks scrape the sky - the most famous being the monumental Mitre Peak which rises 1,700 metres out of the water.

Despite its name, Milford Sound is actually a fiord. It is the only fiord in New Zealand that is accessible by road, with booming tourism leading to the opening of the Homer Tunnel in 1953. Attracting international trampers to the area for more than 100 years, the 53.5km Milford Track is a major drawcard - often called “the finest walk in the world”. Boat cruises are a hugely popular and easy way to experience the Sound. For those more adventurous, there are also opportunities for sea kayaking, diving or flightseeing.

Near Here

 

Routeburn Track

Tramper on the Routeburn Track
The Divide, Te Anau-Milford Highway
Fiordland National Park

Hollyford Track

Hollyford Track Road
Fiordland National Park

Gunn's Camp

Gunn's Camp
805 Hollyford Track Road
Fiordland National Park

Knobs Flat

Knobs Flat
6178 Te Anau-Milford Highway
Fiordland National Park

Lake Marian & Marian Falls

Hollyford Track Road
Fiordland National Park

Key Summit

The Divide, Te Anau-Milford Highway
Fiordland National Park

Mirror Lakes

Mirror Lakes
Mirror Lakes Car Park, Te Anau-Milford Highway
Fiordland National Park

Cascade Creek & Lake Gunn Nature Walk

Cascade Creek Camping Area, Te Anau-Milford Highway
Fiordland National Park