Milford Sound is a fiord in the west coast of the south island of New Zealand, it runs 15 kilometers inland from the Tasman sea. Based in the Fiordland National Park it is New Zealands most visited tourist destination. Sheer rock faces rise up from the sea to over 4000 ft in places. Having nearly 200 days of rain per year on average it is the wettest recoreded place in New Zealand and because of this I was well prepared with my emergency poncho kept from an open top bus tour from somewhere.
The fiord was actually overlooked for sometime with various explorers sailing past due to its concealed entrance, even Captain James Cooked sailed past oblivious to the huge inlet nearby.
The boat took me out for a couple of hours around the sound, the weather was freak as in it was clear blue skies and the sun was shining which was very unusual. Even in the rain it is supposed to be spectacular as the waterfalls can actually appear to go upwards as the wind picks them up and sends them skywards.
Its a beautiful area which fortunately can’t be changed due to the geography of the place, difficult to get into, sheer rock faces, governed by a national park, this is a place the developers will never get their hands on.
The mountains around the sound –
Milfird Sound Verdict – one of New Zealands must see attractions, can’t have changed for thousands of years so you are seeing an untouched natural part of the world. Go there !!