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Milford Sound, in New Zealand's South Island, is a 22km-long breathtakingly beautiful fjord, flanked by the 1695 metre high Mitre Peak. It was named after Milford Haven in Wales by John Grono, the Welsh captain of a seal ship in the 1820s. In Maori it was known as Piopio-tahi which means 'lone thrush' after a local folk tale.

Milford Sound was created around one million years ago by moving glaciers. About 10,000 yeasr ago the ice melted, creating the Tasman Sea.

  • Last visit to Milford Sound: Nov 1995
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Apr 3, 2007 at 1:02 PM

    I've always wanted to visit Milford Sound. Well, not always, but ever since a colleague of mine went there and loved it. She also took that cruise, or a similar one.

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Sep 25, 2004 at 2:24 PM

    A cruise on Milford Sound is on my wish list. After reading your tips, I must start wishing harder.


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