Different Perspectives of Milford Sound
Milford Sound is magnificent whatever the weather. Visitors to Milford arrive from around the world, usually by car or bus, and sometimes by plane – yes there’s a small airport! There are a couple of short, easily accessible walks from the foreshore including a 30 minute loop track and a 10 minute track to a lookout. The Department of Conservation site lists all the walks in and around Milford Sound.
If you’re after a different perspective you can opt to go on a guided kayak tour, a cruise or even a scenic flight. On a kayaking trip you’ll feel connected with nature, and the size of the giant granite peaks and powerful waterfalls will seem even more dramatic. Also, your kayaking guide will be able to interpret the environment and point out the bird and marine life. It’s a popular choice among the more adventurous visitors. Taking a cruise is nice and relaxing, offering shelter from the frequent rain storms and the same knowledge of local flora and fauna. A scenic flight is more expensive, but is an epic experience and if you’re going to take a scenic flight anywhere, Milford Sound is the place!
Here are a few photos taken by Active Adventures clients:
Where do I start?! New Zealand had been number one on my bucket list for as long as I can remember, and it didn’t disappoint. Don’t wait another moment, if New Zealand is the dream, find a way! The ‘Manuka’ trip was beyond any expectations I could have dreamed of! Yes it was physical, but our amazing guides Claire and Jess kept me going and the accomplishment and the views were always worth it. I have memories that will last a lifetime, best money I have EVER spent. Trust me, don’t wait! Go!
June Vidrine, Active Adventures New Zealand ‘Manuka’ trip, March 2017