Milford Sound

Piopiotahi is the Māori name for Milford Sound

Milford Sound tours include a cruise around the fiord so you can experience its wonders up close and see landmarks like Mitre Peak and amazing wildlife such as dolphins and seal

If you’re looking for an adventure that’ll take your breath away, look no further than Milford Sound.

Milford Sound is one of the top attractions of New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park. It’s a place like no other, with extraordinary beauty and remoteness that captivates visitors from all over the world. If you’re itching to delve into these stunning horizons, here are some awesome facts that are sure to pique your interest.

Early European settlers named the area for its geographic features, but they made a mistake in doing so. A sound is formed when a river valley gets flooded by the sea—but Milford Sound was carved out of glacial erosion—making it a fiord, not a sound.

Road access to Milford Sound took several years to become a reality. In 1889 William Henry Homer was one of the first people to survey the area where the road was built. At the time, he suggested that a tunnel going through the mountains would be the best way to provide road access to Milford Sound.


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