Milford Sound Travel Guide

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Milford Sound Overview

Considered to be the 8th Wonder of the World by Rudyard Kipling, as well as booked by New Zealand as their most famous tourist destination, and arguably one of the world’s most ecotacular-destinations, Milford Sound is a breathtaking sight to behold on any day of the week, any time of the year. A World Heritage Site and part of the Fiordland National Park sitting along with the Mount Aspiring National Park on the South Island, Milford Sound inspires with every single moment spent, and should be in every person’s top 5 places that must be seen in a lifetime.

Dolphins. Waterfalls. Seals. Penguins. Mountains. Fjords. Mitre Peak. This is the ultimate when it comes to ecotourism destinations. Still, Milford Sound is much more than just a fjord on the South Island of New Zealand. This is quite possibly the most serene and beautiful place on Earth, and there are literally a dozen different ways to experience it. While some people might prefer to walk—and it’s certainly the most traditional Kiwi way of exploring the hidden wonders—via the Milford Track through all of its 5 days worth of majesty, others might prefer to hire a boat operator for a day cruise, or visit the Milford Deep Underwater Observatory. Kayaking is also a great way to experience the Sound, especially since you get a far more up-close-and-personal view of the penguins and seals and other wildlife, but it’s definitely a more aggressive stance that the average visitor likely won’t want to experience. Probably the most popular is the Track itself because the trail takes 5 days, and lodges are along the way. However, you want to book your trek as far in advance as possible because it extremely popular with the tourists. Either way you choose to experience the Sound, you are in for the experience of a lifetime, and one that won’t soon be forgotten.