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Spectacular Milford Sounds

Milford Sound is one of the most beautiful natural attractions in the world and is considered a must-do on a New Zealand travel itinerary. Located in Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound showcases the very best in New Zealand scenery with ancient rainforest, tranquil waters and stunning waterfalls and is deemed to be the most famous natural attraction in the country. The sheer size of Milford Sound is impressive in its own right and are best experienced on our buses.  Hire a bus from Queenstown to enjoy all that Milford Sounds has to offer.

Milford Sound offers nature cruises, sailing adventures, power cat cruises and voyages aboard traditional trading ships depending on your preferred style and price. A local underwater observatory displays a variety of Milford Sound underwater life including the rare black coral which is not usually found in such shallow waters. Dolphins, seals and penguins are frequently seen on and around the massive rock formations throughout the fiords and cliff faces’ support colonies of primeval plant life.

Milford Sound attractions and activities include kayaking, diving, sailing, bushwalking and scenic flights. Scenic flights depart from Queenstown and Te Anau by helicopter or fixed-wing plane. The views from the air take in everything from the snow-capped Southern Alps and Milford Sound out to the West Coast beaches. Avid hikers will enjoy walks in the area such as the famous Milford Track. You can walk the track during autumn, summer and spring while bushwalkers have a great choice of clearly marked trails to follow. Whatever way you decide to explore Milford Sound it is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Going north you will go past queenstown and onward to Wanaka