"Quiet on the Sound" Fiordland National Park by batgirl1001

Fiordland National Park Travel Guide: 33 reviews and 109 photos

Quiet on the Sound: Milford

Fiordland is a spectacularly gorgeous place which is hard to describe into words without being too effusive or exaggerating.It's a- You have to see it for yourself kind of feeling.

Fiordland was declared a World Heritage Site in 1986, the second park in the world to do so after Yellowstone Park, USA.However the land mass 4,600 square miles is the size of Yellowstone and Yosemite combined. Hence, its HUGE!

In Fiordland, you can find many species of birds, even the protected wild kiwis (rare), more common keas and the even more common possums (pests to NZ).

The park is only accessible from Te Anau by road and on some days in winter, it is unaccessible at all.

There are 14 sounds in the park but only 2 are within reach- Milford (which has a more spectacular road journey) and Doubtful with consist of over 300 islands and is 3 times larger than the Milford.

You can take a day tour or overnight tour to see these 2 sounds and it is really worth the trip.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful Beyond Words
  • Cons:A Long, long Journey from Queenstown (6-7 hours one way)
  • In a nutshell:Don't Ever Miss It
  • Intro Updated Dec 13, 2004
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  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Jan 18, 2008 at 12:45 PM

    Hi, lovely page and photos to show yr lovely trip - glad you made it!but 4,600 miles you might find to be actually bigger than NZ!

  • lgh's Profile Photo
    Aug 29, 2005 at 1:12 AM

    Very nice pictures and travelogues on South Island. Can't wait to finally pay a visit to South Island. Thanks for the tips on the method of transportation to travel around NZ the other day. Happy traveling!


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