Milford Sound, Te Anau

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Scenic Drive Waterfall
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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  • Scary drive due to snow! But beautiful still! A ranger will lead you in and let you carry on when it's safe. Probably the most beautiful drive I've ever done. Unforgettable. I used a dash cam to recor...  more »
  • Every Kiwi I've met while traveling has been recommending Milford Sound so i made it a point to visit the site while I was on the South Island. A day trip is possible from Queenstown, but you would on...  more »
  • Great place in any weather conditions. Lovely in the sun, spectacular in the rain. It is such a shame the walk to the falls is closed now.  more »