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The rocks of the fjord reach the height of more than 1500 meters - they are overgrown with tropical forests from the one side of the bay and covered with snow from the other. The water of Milford Sound forms three layers - salty water with seaweed and plankton at the bottom and fresh water on the top.
Photo: Milford Sound Bay, © Mark Clinton
How to do?
2. You should book a bay cruise in advance, say here. The cruise lasts about 2:15 hours. During the cruise you'll see a rookery of seals on the shore of the bay and also rare species of penguins that are only in Fiordland National Park. But the most exciting moment is when the ship comes close to the waterfall and you can put out your hand and fill the glass (you can get one on board) with the purest water from melted glaciers flavoured with mountain herbs.
Where to do?
The bay in the southwest part of the New Zealand's southern island is surrounded with high forest rocks and waterfalls. You can explore it on board of a cruise ship or a helicopter.2