Situated towards the southwest of the south island of New Zealand, Milford Sound is a fiord belonging to the Fiordland National Park. It is also shared between the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site and Milford Marine reserve and is one of the top tourist destinations in New Zealand. Despite what the name suggests, it is not a sound but a fiord. The name was given concerning its geographical features.
The rocky mountains cut through the landscape, almost as if made by a sculptor himself. Milford Sound is extremely popular since it is the only inlet that can be accessed via road. You can explore the bay through cruises along the water, going up to the sea, or engage in canoeing and tramping. Even the drive up to fiord is one of sheer magnificence, and plenty of tour buses leaving early in the day are available. While you're here, visit The Milford Discovery Centre & Underwater Observatory, which allows you to gaze at the underwater life of the inlet and is situated at a depth of 10 metres. From September to December, the rainfall can reach as high as 250 mm daily. The scenic view presented at the inlet is so iconic that it seems fresh out of a movie.
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