Milford Sound, Te Anau

Categories: Scenic Drives, Waterfalls, Tourist Spots, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 3,000+ reviews on the web
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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  • we wanted a small group tour so booked with trips and tramps and got a discount by booking both milford and doubtful sounds. They are fantastic. Milford sound is stunning. The cliff faces, snow capped...  read more »
  • Milford Sound is the closest thing to heaven on earth. This special place is fascinating and breathtakingly beautiful. We had planned to visit on a Tuesday, but because it was pouring rain when we wok...  read more »
  • It is so good to be in this place, there are also numerous stops along the way. It felt very cold while we are in the cruise. We saw seals and penguins. The views are so incredible. 
  • Amazing people who are driving don't panic when Ur petrol half way there is stations there self service. Also noted that when u use the petrol depending of how much you fill up on Ur statement it shows $100 but they adjust it later on so don't panic 😉. Enjoy the view
  • Probably one of the most beautiful drives in the world
  • Been here twice in a year, still fascinates me! One of the best 7th wonder of the world
  • Awesome place... Truly once in a lifetime experience
  • The road until this park is very beautiful, you drive through a lot of nice landscape. At the end you have just one view of the begin of the Milford Sound so book a boat trip, it worth it.
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