Mitre Peak is probably the number one star attraction of Milford Sound. The mountain was named after bishops’ headwear due to its shape resembling that of a mitre. At 1692 metres it towers high over the fjord on the South Island of New Zealand. Milford Sound is a UNESCO World Heritage site and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors per year from all over the world.
There are a range of cruises visitors can take on the fjord and marvel at the waterfalls, the snow-capped peaks, the steep rock faces and the abundant wildlife – overnight cruises or scenic daytime cruises of various duration. Kayaking and flight-seeing are other ways of seeing the natural beauty of Milford Sound and Mitre Peak.
Most people visit Milford Sound on a day trip from Te Anau or Queenstown, by car or bus. A quicker and even more spectacular way of getting there is by taking a turbo prop flight!
Have you been to Milford Sound?