Milford Sound, New Zealand



Milford Sound is a fjord, within Fiordland National Park in the south west of New Zealand's South Island. It is a Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site and has been acclaimed as New Zealand's most famous tourist destination. The grandeur of its waterfalls, mountain peaks and sheer rock faces attracts visitors from all over the world.

Highlights of a cruise of Milford Sound are a close up view of Mitre Peak, Stirling Falls, and dolphins, seals, and penguin watching. Other activities in the area include trekking, fishing, diving, scenic flights and a visit to the underwater observatory.

Things to see and do

* Boat Excursions
* Sea Kayaking
* Underwater World
* Dolphin & Seal watching
* Scenic flight

Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - NZ Dollar (NZ$)
Language - English & Maori
Population - 140 approx
Electricity - 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centred below Australian style
Time - GMT plus twelve hours
International Country Telephone Code - + 64

Port Location - There is a wharf located at Milford Sound.

Transport Links - Milford Sound can be accessed by bus from Queenstown and Te Anau. There are also scenic flights by light aircraft and helicopter tours to and from Milford Sound Airport.