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The Milford Sound is one of the most famous places in New Zealand; admired for it’s pristine scenery; amazing waterfalls and sheer rock faces. Clad in native bush and rainforests that goes for miles in places that rise up from the edges of the fiords themselves it is a paradise for outdoor lovers from around the world.
If you are new to the area the best way to get an overview of what Milford Sound is like is to take a boat cruise through the sound. You can also visit the underwater observatory that allows a unique view of the black coral reefs and other underwater life in the Sounds. Seals, penguins and dolphins are all regular visitors to the Sounds and can be observed in their natural habitat.


The Milford road has improved greatly since the original track used back in the 1950’s. The drive from Queenstown to Milford Sound takes just over 4 hours (295kms) however during the winter months it is often subject to closure due to avalanches and snow. Coach tours from Queenstown regularly make the trip and many people find this is a more enjoyable way to get to Milford Sound because they can really appreciate the wonderful scenery along the way. Scenic flights also operate from Queenstown and Te Anau.

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