The pristine Milford Sound is part of the World Heritage Fiordland National Park, in the south west of the South Island, and is famed for its remote atmosphere and rugged beauty. It is New Zealand’s best known fiord and the only one that can be reached by road. Maori are believed to have discovered Milford Sound more than 1,000 years ago, returning seasonally to collect the prized pounamu (greenstone). In the early 1800's John Grono was the first European settler to land in the sound, which he named Milford Sound after Milford Haven in Wales.
Visit Milford Sound on a GreatSights sightseeing tour and experience a world of cascading waterfalls, sheer rock faces, dense rainforest and a place to spot visiting wildlife including penguins, seals and dolphins. Enjoy striking views of iconic Mitre Peak from the head of the Sound – it rises 1692 metres from the south shore and is so-called due its resemblance to a bishop’s mitre (tall headdress).Read More..
Your sightseeing tour to Milford Sound is made even more enjoyable with glass-roofed coaches providing spectacular views as you journey along the Milford Road and through the Homer Tunnel, before arriving for your cruise of Milford Sound with Southern Discoveries.Close..
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