Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound, that is the question… // Trip to Fiordland, New Zealand
Jump to 11:48 to hear my conclusion and tips on both Sounds! Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound in Fiordland National Park are both unbelievably gorgeous but if you only have time/money to visit only one, then there was one clear winner in my mind.
If you want to have the perfect Milford Sound experience, then I recommend cruise with the coach service from Queenstown/Te Anau They have small groups and personal approach! Our coach driver from Fiordland Tours was just the best 🙂
Our Doubtful Sound tour provider was Real Journeys Adventures ( they were good, too. They are the cheapest but be warned – the buses, boats and groups are big so it can feel quite crowded.
WHY IS IT CALLED “SOUND”?
Both Doubtful and Milford Sound are actually a fjords and it’s wrongly named because the first Europeans discovering New Zealand who named them didn’t know really the difference between a sound and a fjord (well, neither did I…). A sound is a result of the sea’s invasion on a river valley to form an extended inlet characterized by sloping valley hillsides which sink to current sea level and deeper under water. A fjord is a narrow steep-sided valley filled with seawater. It is formed by a glacier which washes away the bedrock of an area as it tumbles down. Smarter every day, eh! 🤓
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