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What to see in Milford Sound

Dense rainforests and snaking rivers cover the steep slopes of New Zealand’s most famous fjord. Known for its pristine, untamed beauty, it was named after Milford Haven in Wales by British migrant John Grono in 1812. Legend says that the Māori collected jade from its hillsides more than 1,000 years ago and that its Māori name, Piopiotahi, refers to the piopio bird said to have flown there while mourning the death of ancient Māui.

Glide inside from the Tasman Sea to be greeted with over 9 miles of captivating scenery. Look up at fantastic rock formations, such as Mitre Peak, The Elephant and The Lion then admire the cascading flow of Lady Bowen Falls and Stirling Falls. If the rains have recently fallen, numerous fleeting waterfalls can be seen trickling over the jagged cliffs.

As you sail across its serene waters, keep your eyes peeled for seals, dolphins and the occasional whale swimming in its dark depths. If going ashore is an option, get a better view of the unique and intriguing environment beneath the surface at Milford Discovery Centre and Underwater Observatory in Harrison’s Cove. Adventurous explorers can follow hiking trails through its verdant rainforests and past tranquil lakes to discover why Rudyard Kipling called it the Eighth Wonder of the World.

Which cruise lines sail to Milford Sound?

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