Milford Sound is the most popular of the ‘sounds’ to be visited. This place is truly unique and iconic. In truth Milford Sound is a fjord but too much time has elapsed to consider making the name change.
The beauty of the Milford Sound landscape draws thousands of visitors each day, with over 550,000 in total per year. This makes the sound one of New Zealand's most-visited tourist spots, and also the most famous New Zealand tourist destination, even with its remote location and the long journey from the nearest population centres.
The drive to Milford Sound is one of those memorable trips that from time to time on e will take. Just about every 20 minutes or so the traveler is confronted with something quite magnificent from a scenery perspective.
Once at the sound the obligatory boat trip is a must for all visitors.
Milford Sound is usually a very wet place. On this occasion we accounted brilliantly sunny and calm weather.
Milford Sound has been judged the world's top travel destination in an international survey, and is acclaimed as New Zealand's most famous tourist destination
Milford Sound is named after Milford Haven Wales, while the Cleddau River which flows into the sound is also named for its Welsh namesake
Once again we let the photos do the convincing of this great place to visit. Allow an overnight if you are able to delight in the place.