Trip 7: Post 6: New Zealand, Milford Sound: 11 ‎May 2010

Personal Note: Harriet and I arrived in our hired camper van at Queenstown in the late afternoon. We had been considering driving over to Milford Sound the next day but we learnt that it was 400 km. across on the East side of the South Island of New Zealand. We didn’t want to travel that distance when we only had six days in New Zealand.

However, when were down in the office of the van site, we saw a notice that there was a bus leaving at 7.30 am. in the morning for Milford Sound. Did we want to go? We sure did!

What we saw was spectacular !! Below are photos of what we saw in the bus and the boat we all went on right up Milford Sound to the Pacific Ocean and back again.

Milford Sound Details:



Milford Sound sits within Fiordland National Park in the southwest of New Zealand’s South Island. The park is part of Te Wahipounamu, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Milford Sound is the jewel of Fiordland National Park – a hidden secret waiting to be discovered.

Despite its name, Milford Sound is actually a fiord, not a sound. It is also the only fiord in New Zealand that is accessible by road. However, its remote location, bounded by steep cliffs and dense rainforest, means its special features remain unspoilt. Rain or shine, Milford Sound continues to captivate even the most experienced traveller with its beautiful surroundings, ink-dark waters, gushing waterfalls and captivating views.


Travelling to Milford Sound:


The Ship on Milford Sound:

At Milford Sound, after we had travelled on a bus over the mountains, we then went on a 1.50 hour trip on a boat way out to the Tasman  ocean and back again …. AWESOME!!


The end of an Awesome day at Milford Sound !!