Milford Sound, Te Anau

4.8
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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  • Go on a cruise, explore the area. Definitely a must see in NZ. There’s a great 10 minute lookout hike as well. Definitely make sure you have a vehicle suitable for mountain passes as the road is...  more »
  • We went on a boat ride with Real Journeys, and while they were one of the leading agencies in this, we didn't have exceptional memories of the boat ride, as the scenery was quite gloomy and we didn't....  more »
  • COVID 19 was going on, we were the only group out on a boat all by ourselves, the scenery was breathtaking, would love to come back and see this when the water falls are really falling. I loved that....  more »
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  • Rainy weather brings its own style to Milford sound
  • Paradise on earth. The journey there is as good as the destination. BEWARE and keep an eye on the avalanche updates website as the roads can close if there is an avalanche risk. This means you can either be locked in or out of the one road to and from Milford Sound.
  • Absolute must see!
  • The boat ride was fabulous. 5 years ago and I still remember it
  • Beautiful place and you can see seal if you take the boat. You can enjoy the sensation of the waterfall but prepare to get wet. Along the way to Milford sound also so beautiful during winter.

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