Milford Sound is a fiord in the southwest of New Zealand's south island and is described as the 'Eighth wonder of the world'. Milford Sound is known for its towering Mitre peak, rainforests and waterfalls. The inlet is home to dolphins, fur seals, penguins, the rare black coral and other marine life. Since the European settlement, Milford sound has become a jewel in the crown of Fiordland National Park, the largest national park in New Zealand.
It is one of the wettest places on earth. September, October and November are the months which receives the most rainfall, but rain makes the place even more magical. It amplifies the already majestic waterfalls and creates other temporary ones. The lush rainforests and the surrounding Fiordland National Park come to life when the rain falls. The penguins and dolphins become more active during the winters. The park is most crowded during the winters.
The fiord has a dark appearance due to its combination of darkened freshwater and seawater.
The best way to explore Milford sound is through a cruise. Enjoy cascading waterfalls, spectacular views and unique wildlife. Halt at the Lake Te Anu and get a taste of the beautiful town which is known as the gateway to Fiordland. Look out for dolphins and penguins while on the cruise. Enjoy a trip on these pristine water on a 2 hour or full-day tour from Queenstown. You can also board a Milford Sound scenic flight and watch out fantastic views, snow-capped mountains, waterfalls and wildlife.
You can also try your hand by kayaking through Milford Sound. Soak in picturesque views, natural waterfalls, clear skies and other small islands. Milford Sound Is sure to blow your minds away and make sure that it is a part of your bucket list!