Despite being one of the most accessible fiords, Milford Sound remains quiet and still, bounded by steep cliffs and dense rainforest. Rain or shine, Milford Sound continues to captivate even the most experienced traveler. At the pinnacle of Milford Sound is the magnetising Mitre Peak – standing a proud 1,692 metres above sea level, it is certainly an impressive sight to behold.
Milford Sound is by far the best known of all of the fiords in New Zealand, and the only one that can be accessed by road. It is approximately 16km from the head of the fiord to the open sea, which means visitors can comfortably travel the length of the fiord to open ocean and return on one of the many cruise options.