Milford Sound is a location like no other in the world. At the bottom of the west coast of the South Island, Milford Sound remains virtually uninhabited, giving it a breathtaking natural beauty. Rudyard Kipling has described it as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’, carved by glaciers during the ice ages. Although it often rains in Milford Sound, the grey weather adds a special dimension to the area, dramatizing the waterfalls and revealing misty mountains. Boat cruises are the best way to explore the Sound, a number of which are wheelchair accessible.