Fjordland National Park
Fjordland National Park © Paul Nelhams
Hemmed in by towering granite cliffs and dominated by Mitre Peak, the calm deep waters reflect ice-covered mountain tops, waterfalls plummet from the cliff tops to the water below, and Bottlenose dolphins play in the foaming wakes of the boats. The 14-mile (22km) long fjord of Milford Sound is the most famous attraction in the Fjordland National Park. The road to Milford Sound is one of the finest alpine drives in the world, with many view points to admire the sheer scale of the dramatic landscape. A variety of boat cruises or popular kayaking trips provide opportunities to see the fur seals, crested penguins and dolphins, while scenic flights give a unique perspective on the area.