Arguably the most scenic destination in New Zealand, Milford Sound is a fiord in the southwest of New Zealand’s South Island. It is home to fur seal colonies, penguins and dolphins and offers a sweeping landscape of jagged snow-capped mountains, shimmering fjords and lakes, and emerald greenery. It is famously known for its towering Mitre Peak, and waterfalls like Stirling and Bowen falls, which plummet down its sheer sides.
Milford Sound Tourism is funded by the Milford Sound Passenger Levy. This is collected by Milford Sound Tourism and provides for visitor amenities and infrastructure, such as the port and harbour in Milford Sound and toilets along the Milford Road. Over 40% of the levy goes to the Department of Conservation for the upkeep of visitor attractions in Fiordland National Park, and for predator control in Milford Sound for the protection of native birds.