From snowcapped mountains to smooth majestic lakes, New Zealand has it all. Maybe you’ve visited Milford Sound by bus or car. In this microadventure, we raise the elevation to capture the eighth wonder of the world from above.


Highlights

  • Waterfalls
  • Snow-capped mountain scenery
  • Photography
  • Cruise

We took a plane directly to Milford Sound, being above the clouds and seeing all the mountains was an amazing experience and made me want to explore more. This was an experience I will never forget.

After flying through the mountains, we arrived at the Sound, where we were then directed to boat to cruise around Milford Sound. It was amazing being able to see the water flow through the mountains from the boat, there were also many species of sea lion that came up on the rocks. I would recommend bringing spare batteries for your camera since it will most likely run out of charge from taking so many photos.

As you cruise through the Sound you can treat yourself to a buffet on board, which is exactly what we did. We also had the opportunity to experience one of the waterfalls up close and personal. The boat parks directly underneath the waterfall for a few minutes so I would recommend wearing a raincoat for this bit. The cruise goes for about 2-3 hours and is a popular tourist attraction so the boats fill up very quickly. Milford sound also offers many hiking trails, but sadly we didn’t have enough time to do one.

Visiting and Milford Sound was an extraordinary experience and I will definitely be coming back here again one day!

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Essential Gear

  • Camera gear
  • Warm Clothing
  • Gloves (optional)
  • Food and snacks

How To Get There

You can either drive there or catch a special bus (464km). Or you can go via scenic flight which will cost around $300-$400 per person.

Activities

  • Photography
  • Buffet
  • Sight seeing
  • Hiking through Milford Sound
  • Scenic flight

Skill Level

Beginner

 

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