Have you ever seen a poster or a brochure for New Zealand? Then you have seen the iconic picture of Mitre Peak (Rahotu) emanating from the waters of Milford Sound.
The Face Of New Zealand
Some countries are lucky enough to have that one stand out image that you can only associate with that place - Milford Sound is New Zealand’s Sydney Opera House. A photographer’s dream, there are just so many beautiful places in Milford Sound, with highlights being Eglinton Valley, Mirror Lakes, Knob’s Flat and the Chasm. It is also home to one of the most gorgeous National Parks in New Zealand. Fiordland National Park is packed full ice carved fiords, lakes, valleys, mountain tops and beautiful sea vistas. As with all parks of this nature, there are tonnes of walks and trails for you to go on.
Most people visit Milford Sound by car or as part of a bus tour group. Been & Seen work with the best bus tour operators for New Zealand, we have done them all, so chat to us and we can book the right one for you.
A core activity in Milford Sound is to take a boat cruise on the waters which take around 2 hrs and 15 mins, this is great for those who want to be able to sit back and relax, do a spot of wild life spotting like the penguins and dolphins and get you back to shore nice and dry. However, kayak tours are awesome because you can do what you like, drink the beautiful water, get very close to the falls and the wild life and take as long or as little as you like. Of course you need to have a bit more energy, but it is truly the best way to get round and gives you the freedom and flexibility a place like this deserves.
What Lies Beneath
Lastly you can visit the visitors centre which has its own underwater observatory. This gives you a chance to properly see the underwater sea life and also a chance to see the famous black coral which is usually only found at in the open ocean at depths of 500m.