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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Milford Sound and many more Te Anau attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Te Anau vacation generator.
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  • Ideal trip - it can be booked in addition a flight on the glacier. Worth but only in good weather.
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  • It was the most impressive landscape I've seen for a long time! After we've visited La Reunion, Africa and many places in Asia this is one of the most spectacular landscapes! If you like pure almost u...  more »
  • Back in 2011 February 7th/8th to be exact to celebrate my husband's 70th birthday we cruised on Milford Sound aboard "Wanderer" and what an excellent time we had. To be thoroughly recommended.  more »