Milford Sound there are two places to stay. The Milford Haven lodge,
a five star hotel or the Milford back packers lodge. Also at Milford
Haven is a pub a post office and a Cafe.
There are two ways to see Milford Sound. One is by the launch that
takes you out onto the sound and out to the entrance and
the second is by air. There is an airstrip which has regular flights
taking off either around Milford Sound or back to Queenstown.
One of the main features of Milford Sound is the Mitre Peak, a mile
high mountain that rises straight out of the sea.
In Milford sound is the Sterling Falls. A water fall some three hundred
metres high which the launches sail close to. The Sterling Falls can
be seen in the painting above on the right hand side.
The one thing that all those visiting Milford Sound should be very aware
of is how heavy it can rain. You will most probably never come across
any thing like it, it is very torrential, the average rain fall is 3
metres per annum. If you are lucky with the weather you will be able
to see the sun set behind Mitre Peak whilst downing a beer in the pub.