Or call +44 (0)1298 74040 and speak to one of our experts.
Mitre Peak towering over Milford Sound has to be one of New Zealand’s most recognisable and iconic images. The vertical spectacle really is astonishing - Mitre Peak rises straight up from the sea to more than a mile high and waterfalls cascade down the sheer walls of the fiord.
One of New Zealands Iconic Images
Rightly Milford Sound is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country, but has also raised one or two concerns with our clients who have read or been told that it is “busy” or “very touristy”.
“Busy” is very much a relative term in New Zealand and if it wasn’t a bit “touristy” then that would only be because nobody knew about the place, so we would just urge you to go and enjoy it.
And it isn’t just about the fiord. You get to Milford on one of New Zealand’s most scenic drives which includes the arrow-straight 1,270m long Homer Tunnel. This isn’t quite as much fun now that it has lights and the gravel has been replaced by tarmac, but it still quickens the pulse…
Fiordland National Park
In the south western corner of the South Island are 12,000 square kilometres of pristine wilderness – Fiordland National Park. The largest national park in New Zealand, it is a landscape of sparkling lakes, towering mountains and deep fiords all swathed in dense and unbroken rainforest.
A glance at a road map of the region reveals the astonishing scale of this place. Few towns, hardly any roads, just space. This is one of the world’s truly wild places.
Fiordland is not a place that you simply look at but somewhere that you immerse yourself in, somewhere that you feel. To join a guided walk on the renowned Milford, Kepler or Routeburn Tracks is an unequalled opportunity to experience the peace, solitude and scenic grandeur of untouched nature.
Fiordland National Park is aptly named. Fiords are the highlight of the park and the best known are Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound.