Milford Sound, located in the south west of New Zealand's South Island, is justifiably the world's top travel destination and New Zealand's most well known scenic attractions. Every year it attracts about 1 million visitors to feast their eyes on the beauty of this landscape draws.
In rainy and stormy days visitors can enjoy the play of the wind with the numerous waterfalls in Milford Sound. Activities as tramping, canoeing and some other water sports are popular. The beauty of this landscape draws thousands of visitors each day. An underwater tourist observatory found in one of the bays of the sound provides viewing of black coral, usually only found in much deeper waters.
Milford Sound was initially overlooked by European explorers, because its narrow entry did not appear to lead into such large interior bays. Sailing ship captains such as James Cook, who bypassed Milford Sound on his journeys for just this reason, also feared venturing too close to the steep mountainsides, afraid that wind conditions would prevent escape (this refers to Doubtful Sound, so named as Cook thought it doubtful he would escape if he sailed in).