Situated towards the southwest of south island of New Zealand, Milford Sound is a fiord belonging to the Fiordland National Park and is also common between the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site and Milford Marine reserve. It is one of the top tourist destinations of New Zealand. Despite what the name suggests, it is not a sound but is a fiord. The name was given with respect to its geographical features.
Milford sound is very popular among tourists as it is easily accessible. It attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists every year and a considerable portion of these tourists reach there by foot though the Milford track. But a major portion is found to be traveling there by cars or coaches. The Fiord is cut off from the world as there is no network available here.
It stays true to the words said by Rudyard Kipling that this place is the eighth wonder of the world as it is looks beautiful in any climatic conditions and is a result of glacier carvings from the ice age. The fiord houses a number of temporary waterfalls every time it rains heavily. Although there are two permanent waterfalls called the Lady Bowen Fall and the Stirling Fall.
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