Milford Sound & Fiordland

Discover the magic that makes this place the "eighth wonder of the world."

Milford Sound Mitre Peak view

Quick facts/highlights

  • Piopiotahi is the Māori name for Milford Sound
  • It is also the only fiord in New Zealand to be accessible by road
  • Milford Sound is part of a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • It is one of the wettest places in the world
  • The Lady Bowen Falls provides water and electricity to the village
  • Milford Sound is home to many protected species

Milford Sound is one of the top attractions of New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park. Its extraordinary beauty and remoteness captivates visitors the world over, and Rudyard Kipling dubbed this place the "eighth wonder of the world".

Found in the southwest of New Zealand’s South Island, Milford Sound and Fiordland is also home to three of New Zealand's Great Walks; the Routebourn, Kepler and Milford Tracks. The Milford track is world-renowned, and all three provide ample opportunity to bask in the beauty of New Zealand's wilderness.

Fiordland National Park boasts the towering Mitre Peak, plus rainforests and waterfalls such as Stirling and Bowen falls. The fiord is also home to fur seal colonies, penguins and dolphins. Boat cruises are a popular way to explore, and we also offer private helicopter experiences that provide incomparable views away from the crowds.

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