Once you reach Milford Sound, there are many alternatives to fully enjoy the natural beauty of this place.

Drive through Milford Road ; this is the only road that leads to the fjord and connects the city of Queenstown , passing through Lake Te Anau , with the Milford Sound fjord , for a total of 300 kilometers. Taking this road allows visitors to admire breathtaking landscapes that will leave even the most demanding traveler speechless. For those who decide to travel independently by car it is useful to remember that and it is therefore necessary to leave with enough food and fuel to cope with any eventuality. It is equally important to remember that driving in New Zealand is on the left hand side and given the heavy rainfall and snowfall it is always advisable to check the road conditions via the website of the Transport Agency .

Organized trips. To reach Milford Sound, a valid alternative to the car are the trips organized by local Tour Operators, which generally include a guide in several languages and in some cases even lunch service. Or you can choose to reach the fjord through the Intercity company, with the largest and cheapest bus network in the whole country; prices each way, with departures from Te Anau, start at 12 dollars.

Airplane. A last option to get to Milford Sound, certainly very expensive and not very ecological, is by air through the small aircraft of local companies.

Cruise. A good way to appreciate the majesty of this fjord is certainly through one of the many scenic cruises organized in the Park. Local Tour Operators offer the possibility to purchase complete packages that include, in addition to the cruise of the fjord, the bus trip to reach it.

Kayak. For an even more exciting experience in close contact with the glacial waters of Milford Sound, you can choose the adventurous kayaking experience, during which an expert guide will take you to the most interesting areas of the fjord.

Scuba diving. For diving enthusiasts, Milford Sound can be an interesting place due to its unique characteristics due to the abundant rainfall. In fact, they penetrate the forest ground, are loaded with mud and pour into the waters of the fjord, creating a surface layer so dense that it limits the passage of light. As a result, some light-sensitive species that generally live in depth are forced to adapt to the scarcity of light by living closer to the surface. This is how it becomes possible to admire, going down only a few meters, the beauty of red coral or black coral .

Trekking . For trekking lovers, Milford Sound offers a route, more than 50 kilometers long , called the Milford Track which, passing over suspension bridges, with spectacular views over huge valleys, offers hikers places of pure natural beauty.

Fiordland National Park, New Zealand

Located in the Fiordland region, in the southern part of the South Island in New Zealand, it represents the largest and wildest national park in the country so much so that in 1990, the area that includes the Westland National Park, Aoraki (Mount Cook), Mount Spring and precisely the Fiordland National Park, was declared a World Heritage Site ‘Humanity by UNESCO with the name of “TE WAHIPOUNAMU” .

The park was baptized by the Maori ATA WHENUA, or “LAND OF SHADOW” as very few times the sun manages to cross the thick clouds that dominate its valleys; Fiordland is in fact one of the places on the planet with the highest rate of rainfall, so much so that in just one year it reaches more than 10,000 millimeters. Here, thanks to the abundant rains, you can walk paths inside a luxuriant forest where trees of all sizes and gigantic ferns will accompany every visitor; along the coast it is also possible to admire numerous glaciers, splendid lakes, the Sutherland falls and the Browne falls which represent two of the largest waterfalls in the world, and finally some of the most beautiful fjords in New Zealand including the most famous and visited Milford Sound.

What to see: Milford Sound
it is believed that the discovery of this fjord is to be attributed to the Maori who a thousand years ago periodically visited this area which they called Pio Pio Tahi in reference to the Pio Pio, a native bird of these areas which has long been extinct. The jewel in the crown of Milford Sound is definitely Miter Peak , a 1692 meter high mountain actually made up of five individual mountains overlapping each other.