Situated in the south-western corner of the South Island of New Zealand, this geographic region boasts extraordinary scenic beauty with steep valleys and snow-capped mountains.
The name ‘Fiordland’ comes from the Scandinavian word ‘fjord’ which means steep valley. Fiordland consists of 14 fiords (often called ‘sounds’) spanning over 215km of the coastline. Of the 14, Milford Sound is the most popular and most accessible (both via ship and on land). This is also the fiord we visited with the ship, and it was a truly spectacular way of seeing this World Heritage Site!
On average this area has 200 rainy days per year, and Milford Sound gets about 8000mm rainfall annually! This may be one of the reasons that Fiordland has never really had a permanent population.
That’s Fiordland in a nutshell, I hope you enjoy the photos!