Milford Sound Overview

Milford sound is one of the most popular fiords in New Zealand and is a part of the Fiordland national park. With its unique wildlife, hundreds of waterfalls, and towering mountain peaks, the Milford Sound is one of New Zealand famous places, and you have to witness its raw beauty to affirm the same!

Defined as the 'Eighth wonder of the world', the Milford Sound offers a unique package of towering cliffs, cascading waterfalls and inky dark waters. It lies in the UNESCO World Heritage national park reflecting New Zealand's wild side and is a treasured gem in Fiordland.

Milford Sound is a steep and narrow glacially-carved valley and a treasure-trove to Piopiotahi Marine Reserve, dolphins, penguins and seals. Its underwater observatory lets you explore the marine world just metres below the surface and is perfect to enjoy diving.

Along with this, its cliffs rising from the dark waters present a unique spectacle while waterfalls cascading from a huge height with a roaring sound intensify the magic of overall scenery. Boat cruises, kayaking, helicopter rides, hiking, and overnight lodging help unravel the real charm of Milford Sound and leave the visitor mesmerized.


• Explore the beauty of this region by undertaking a boat cruise which is one of the most popular and common activities in Milford Sound.
• A boat cruise is probably the best way to explore Milford Sound but there are so many other activities here that can be enjoyed as well.
• Enjoy activities including kayaking, Milford foreshore walk, or going stargazing!
• Go on an adventure underneath the waterfalls as you enjoy spectacular views while kayaking.
• Hike up to the vantage point of Lady Bowen falls which is one of the most popular waterfalls in the region.
• Take the Milford foreshore walk and discover the famous ‘Milford Sound swing’ that recently went viral on social media because of its amazing views of the Mitre Peak.

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