May 24

Milford Sound: A Beautiful Place to Visit in New Zealand

by in New Zealand Holidays

Milford Sound, found in Fiordland National Park, is one of the most popular places to visit in New Zealand. Thousands upon thousands of people come each year to see the beauty of Milford Sound.

Fiordland, located southwest of South Island, is the biggest national park in New Zealand. This magnificent area is a World Heritage Park, a protected ecological area for marine life. At Milford Sound, you can see beautiful landscapes, waterfalls, mountains and cliffs. When you visit this delightful area of Fiordland, you will be amazed by dolphins, penguins and fur seals. Mitre Peak, the most renowned landmark in the park, is a pyramid shaped mountain 1,692 cm high. Bowen Falls and Stirling Falls are some beautiful waterfalls located in Milford Sound. Lion Mountain, Copper Point, and the Elephant are also extraordinary features of the park.

Torrents of rain are normal in Milford Sound. This type of weather is responsible for gorgeous waterfalls and a hazy vapour that seems magical and enchanting. A feeling of peace and calmness is impressed upon an individual who views the huge mountains surrounded by the mist. The environment is breathtaking.

Visitors are able to view black coral, starfish, red coral, anemones, and other fish that live in the park when they visit the Underwater Observatory, located in a Milford Sound bay. When you look below the surface of the water, you will be able to see remarkable creatures and coral that live beneath the water.

When visiting Milford Sound, you can take the bus to the wharf or walk the Milford Track. Starting at the head of Lake Te Anau and ending at Milford Sound, the 53.5 km walk takes about 4 days to complete. Driving from Te Anau, you will go by Cascade Creek, Upper Hollyford Valley and Homer Tunnel. The visitor centre is often crowded during peak periods. There are usually more visitors in the daytime than at day’s end.

To really explore Milford Sound you will definitely want to take a cruise. The cruise leaves from the visitor centre and lasts up to two hours. Beautiful flights are also available for you to tour the Sound.

If you love natural scenic beauty, then travel to New Zealand to explore Milford Sound. You will see beautiful tall mountains, including Mitre Peak that rises out of the water. Magnificent waterfalls fall down to the water from towering heights, and will take your breath away. For more information, feel free visit Milford Sound.


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One Response to “Milford Sound: A Beautiful Place to Visit in New Zealand”

  1. From Ed Lueschen:

    Great information. Thnks for sharing it. I visited Milford Sound and loved every minute of it, very good posts I love New Zealand.

    Posted on 26. May, 2010 at 11:38 pm #

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