Milford Sound is magnificent no matter which way you look at it. Visitors from around the world usually arrive 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 at 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 offering a similar interpretation service. A scenic flight is obviously more expensive, but is an epic experience and if you’re going to take a scenic flight anywhere, Milford Sound is a great option!
Here are a few photos taken by Active Adventures clients: