Milford Sound, a 16-km long fiord, is the most famous fiord amongst 14 fiords in Fiordland National Park. It is famous for its Mitre Peak, a pyramid-shaped mountain rising 1,692 m straight from the deep fiord. The 160m-Bowen-Falls and 146m-Stirling-Falls are just as spectacular as the other geological features of this fiord (Lion Mountain, the Elephant and Copper Point). Milford Sound is also the home of fur seals, bottlenose dolphins and Fiordland crested penguin (credit to DK Eyewitness New Zealand, InterCity Greatsights and Go Orange). The journey to the magical world of Milford Sound starts from Milford Road, the most beautiful road in the world. The beauty of Milford Road change from season to season. It is so pretty in summer but in winter, the magic starts, WINTER WONDERLAND, that what I call it. The temperate rain forest, covered with snow, make us feel the White Christmas like in the northern part of the world (though it is in the mid year) but with the characteristic that only New Zealand has, that is the wonderful New Zealand’s native trees. We usually call it the Eighth Wonder of the world.
I came twice to Milford Sound, during my summer and winter holidays and I notice some spectacular differences in this fantastic place. Both seasons are amazing, wonderful, spectacular, beautiful, fantastic, stupendous, etc…. I also met dolphins in Milford Sound as in the video. If you travel with InterCity, you can book the tour in the site here. You can also choose other operators like this one here. Check my article “Useful Tips Before Your Journey to Milford Sound” here.