Located in the southern area of New Zealand, Milford Sound provides breathtaking views of the Fiordland National Park. Rocky cliffs, green hills, mountains with snowy peaks, and seas with cliffs and hills that are “arranged” beautifully. Milford Sound is a destination that spoil your eyes. One of the things to enjoy is by taking a cruise for 1 hour 45 minutes. Sufficient time to enjoy the view from Milford Wharf Visitor Center to approach the Tasman Sea.
In Milford Sound, the highest mountain appears in the ocean. At this location there are also two waterfalls with a height of more than 150 meters. Imagine going through hills and mountains with views of nature, another beauty that looks like the world in the film Lord of the Rings. Here are a number of highlights that make Milford cruising worth doing.
161 meters high waterfall clearly visible since the beginning of the cruise. Formerly this waterfall is called Lady Bowen Falls, derived from the name of the wife of the leader of New Zealand in the past.
Like a valley in a movie with pirates passing through the waters with hills around it, Sinbad Gully is a complete sight. Mount Phillips as high as 1,445 meters is on the left, while the peak of Miter (Miter Peak) is clearly visible in the right area. Voila!
At 1,682 meters high, Miter Peak is one of the highest mountains in the world that emerges from the surface of the sea. The name of the miter arises because of the similarity of the form to the bishop’s “hat” called the miter. Snow also covers Miter Peak and is clearly visible when cruising.
Located near Dale Point, these rocks are called Seal Rock. Intentionally named so because it is here that you can see herds of seals sleeping soundly during the day while sunbathing. So cute!
Although shorter than Bowen Falls, this waterfall becomes very interesting because the ship will approach the waterfall so you can feel the roar of the splashing water and the loud noise of Stirling Falls. With a height of 155 meters, this waterfall is buried in accordance with the name of the early explorers in the Milford Sound area, namely Captain Stirling.
In addition, there are still many interesting points during the scenic cruise at Milford Sound, ranging from Lion Mountain, Copper Point, Dale Point to Sandfly point. Scenic cruise at Milford Sound takes me to enjoy the strait leading to the Tasman Sea, with endless spectacular views.