Regarded as the eighth wonder of the world by Rudyard Kipling, Milford Sound is acclaimed as New Zealand’s most famous tourist destination.
Out of the 14 fiords making up the Fiordland National Park Milford Sound is the only fiord that can be accessed by road. Towering mountains rise sharply out of the sea and the sheer cliffs still bear markings from the huge glaciers that came before.
Fiordland is a natural rainforest so it is no surprise Milford Sound has a reputation of being one of the wettest places in the world.
With an average rain fall of 7m each year it is not uncommon for 250mm of rain to come down in a time span of 24 hours creating hundreds of temporary waterfalls cascading down the cliff faces, some reaching a 1000m in length.
Whatever mother nature has in store for your visit, Milford Sound never fails to impress.
Join Cruise Milford NZ for a “once-in-a-lifetime” experience onboard their award winning Boutique Small Boat Cruises. This local, family owned and operated business has just been voted as one of the Top 10 Experiences in New Zealand by TripAdvisor for the third time this year.
“Quality over quantity” is the main objective as passenger numbers on all departures are limited to half of the boats capacity. This guarantees each and every guest uninterrupted viewing and enables the crew to really look after you.
The smaller size of the boats enable Cruise Milford NZ to get you up close and personal with local wildlife like the New Zealand fur seals, the rare Fiordland crested penguins, dolphins and the occasional whale!
For all the thrill-seekers a “Glacial Facial” as the boat takes you under the Stirling Falls is an experience not to be missed.
Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and biscuits on-board while marvelling at jaw-dropping scenery around every corner and being entertained by the skippers interesting commentary and anecdotes.
If you feel like leaving the car behind for a day Cruise Milford NZ offer a range of transport options to get you there.
From private transfers, small group tours from Queenstown or Te Anau to flights by fix-wing or helicopter, give them a call for your tailored Milford Sound experience.
So don’t just take our word for it, go and let Cruise Milford NZ exceed your expectations.