Milford sound, New Zealand



Milford sound as a fjord in the southwest of New Zealand South Island within fiordland national park. It runs 15 km in land from the Tasman sea at dale point, the mouth of the fjord is surrounded by sheer rock faces which rise 1,200 metres or more on either side. There are two permanent waterfalls, Lady Bowen falls and sterling falls.


There is a variety of marine mammals within the national park, including seals, the most Southern wild population of bottlenose dolphins, and a variety of whales including humpbacks in Southern right whales.


The surrounding waters have a variety of black corals as close to the surface as 10 metres down (which is closer than found elsewhere).


See Animals Wild