Marvellous visual appeal around every corner will surely welcome you with splendour at Milford Sound, nestled on the west coast of the South Island. Get ready and pack your bags to enjoy the fusion of impressive natural features.
Rudyard Kipling has correctly described Milford Sound as, ‘eighth wonder of the world’. The place was carved by glaciers at the time of ice ages beholding its glorious view even today. Even the weather is breathtaking all the year round. With the fiord’s cliffs rising vertically and the dramatic beauty of mountain peaks scraping the sky that is wonderfully blended with waterfalls flowing downwards, some as high as 1000 metres, its magical beauty got embraced. Rains simply multiply such magnificent effect.
Boat cruises all round the day and night is perhaps one of the excellent ways to experience the magical allure of Sound. Adventurous souls would simply love to go for sea kayaking, diving or flight seeing. If you want to discover more about the local marine life, then, you must take the underwater observatory at Harrison Cove. A visit to marvel at the black coral, 11-legged sea stars and delicate anemones also delivers similar magnificence.
For travellers in love with hiking or trekking, the Milford Track is an ideal destination to visit too. As the track begins at the northern end of Lake Te Anau making way through some of the world’s most diverse natural beauty, your rejuvenation mood would get embraced in a best possible way. A boat trip from Sandfly Point to the Milford Sound wharf is the best way to end your mesmerising vacation.
A day trip from Te Anau or Queenstown is also booked by many and is a spectacular way to explore this place. As Milford Sound is a small province quite obvious there are limited places to stay. Hence, pre-booking through professional operators is advised in Te Anau or Manapouri. Café in the village or relishing food and drink onboard during your boat cruise is also there to meet with your taste buds.