Milford Sound

Milford Sound is located near the bottom of New Zealand’s South Island in Fiordland National Park.

Milford Sound is known for its rain. It receives up to 8 metres of rain per year. This makes it one of the wettest places on earth. There’s so much rain that the first few metres of water in the sound is fresh water!

One of the benefits of having so much rain is that you can see how healthy the natural surroundings are. Another benefit is that you can often see what seems to be an endless number of waterfalls pouring down the sides of the mountains.

Milford Sound does attract a lot of tourists but, apart from a few tourist utilities, it remains almost totally un-developed.

The famous Mitre Peak is the highest mountain in the world to emerge directly from the sea.

Keas are a mountain parrot who like to walk everywhere. The Homer tunnel is a narrow tunnel that you have to drive through on the way to Milford Sound.

Keas like to make their presence known. Unfortunately, tourists can’t resist feeding them. This makes them agressive and somewhat dependent on humans.

While on a relaxing boat cruise, spot the seals basking on the rocks

Maybe you can see them better from this angle?

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