|Milford Sound & Mitre Peak, South Island, New Zealand. Photo Image © Karen Toh|
The sound runs 15 kilometers inland from the Tasman Sea and is surrounded by sheer rock faces that rise 1,200 metres (3,900 ft) or more on either side. Milford Sound is known as the wettest inhabited place in New Zealand and one of the wettest in the world, with rainfall reaching 250mm over a 24 hour period. This rainfall creates dozens of temporary waterfalls.
|Stirling Falls, Milford Sound, South Island, New Zealand. Photo Image © Wikipedia|
Before you plan your trip, you should book ahead your cruise, so that you can plan your travel time.
If you plan to hike, the Milford Track is one of most popular walks and can be undertaken as a Guided Walk or independently with Guided Walkers staying in separate huts and having a slightly more “luxurious” experience. Do note that visitors planning to walk should book ahead due to limitations in numbers allowed in the Track as well as limitations in accommodations.
|"Returning into the Sound". Milford Sound, South Island, New Zealand. |
Photo Image © Karen Toh