Milford Sound Bus Tours and Fiordland Facts

The Fiordland National Park is located in the southwest corner of New Zealand's South Island.

It is the largest of New Zealand’s 14 national parks and the seventh largest in the world with an area of 12,500km2 (4826.3sq miles) The Fiordland National Park forms a large part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site. During the cooler ice age periods of the past, glaciers have carved out many deep fiords, and glacial valleys.

The northern most fiord, Milford Sound is the most famous and dramatic of the 14 fiords located in the Fiordland National Park. Some of New Zealand’s largest and deepest lakes also lie partly within or in some cases completely within the Fiordland National Park's boundaries, these include Lake Te Anau, Lake Manapouri, Lake Monowai and Lake Hauroko.

Our Milford Sound Bus Tours are certainly an amazing way to discover and explore this amazing destination.

 

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Did you know?

  • The Sutherland Falls on the Milford Track to the southwest of Milford Sound is one of the world’s highest at 581m (1906 feet).
  • Mitre Peak is one of the most photographed mountain peaks in New Zealand, it is also one of the highest mountains in the world to rise directly from the sea, rising to 1,692m (5551feet).
  • The 54 km (33 miles) Milford Track with it’s spectacular waterfalls, steep canyons and lush green rain forest is often referred to as the finest walk in the world and has been thrilling hikers for over a hundred years.
  • The Homer Tunnel is 1.27km (0.75 miles) long. It took almost 20 years to build with work starting in 1935. The entrance of the tunnel’s eastern portal is the highest point on the Milford Road at an elevation of 945m (3100 feet) above sea level.
  • Milford Sound NZ is in fact not a Sound but a Fiord, having been carved out by glacial activity. Its deepest point is approximately 265m (869 feet) and the length of the Fiord is 16km (9.2miles). It is surrounded by spectacular vertical cliff faces.
  • Lake Te Anau is the largest lake in the South Island and with an area surface size of 344km2 (133sq miles) and a maximum depth of 417m (1368 feet) it is the largest volume of fresh water in New Zealand.
  • Lake Hauroko is New Zealand’s deepest lake reaching a depth of 463m (1519 feet) at its deepest point.
  • Lake Manapouri is home to the Manapouri underground hydroelectric power station, it is New Zealand’s largest power station. Lake Manapouri is a natural lake and the drop between the lake and the sea is used by the power station.