Milford Sound, New Zealand
One of the world’s most beautiful cruise destinations, Milford Sound is located in the southwest corner of New Zealand’s South Island.
Part of the Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound spans approximately 16 kilometres from the head of the fiord to the open sea. Described by Rudyard Kipling as ‘the eighth wonder of the world’, the unrivalled beauty of Milford Sound attracts thousands of visitors each day. Brimming with snow-capped peaks, dense rainforest, cascading waterfalls, ancient glaciers and native wildlife, it’s little wonder why it has captivated visitors the world over.
Milford Sound is typically a cruise-by destination, and features on the itineraries of many ships traveling around New Zealand’s South Island all year round. Depending on the cruise line, passengers may tender ashore in Milford Sound where they can take tours in smaller boats, enjoy a range of water activities or embark on overland tours.