About Fiordland & Milford Sound
Fiordland is one of the most scenic and dramatically beautiful regions in New Zealand which has gained it a reputation for some of the most stunning sightseeing and walking opportunities in the world.
Fiordland was created from glaciers that carved out the landscape over 100,000 years ago. You will find magnificent waterfalls, deep fiords and rainforest clutching on to the side of mountains and untouched by man.
Bounded by massively steep cliffs and dense rainforest, Milford Sound is the best known of all of the New Zealand fiords and perhaps the most famous in the world. Of the 3 well known fiords in the region, Milford Sound is the only one that can be accessed by road. At the pinnacle of Milford Sound is the spectacular and iconic Mitre Peak – standing at 1,692 metres above sea level. It is approximately 16km from the head of the fiord to the open ocen and there are a variety of cruise options covering the return journey.
Milford Sound was described by Rudyard Kipling as the Eighth Wonder of the World.
Fiordland National Park is a World Heritage Site and includes Milford, Dusky and Doubtful Sounds which you can explore by scenic flight, a cruise, by kayak or via a customised eco-tour which will get you to those less accessible places.
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Milford Sound is the only Fiord that can be accessed by road. It is a place of beauty and magnetism. Mitre Peak and the steep cliff faces surrounding the Fiord are breathtaking.
The length of the Fiord to the open ocean is 16km which allows cruises to comfortably travel this stunning journey in only a few hours.
Sometimes referred to as ‘the Sound of Silence’ due to it’s seclusion and empowering splendor, Doubtful Sound is a haven for sea life such as fur seals and Fiordland Crested Penguins.
Doubtful is the deepest of the fiords at 421 metres deep. It is long and winding with three distinct ‘arms’ and several spectacular waterfalls between Deep Cove and the open ocean.
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