On the tourist trail at Milford Sound

After a big day in the mountains I decided it was time to enjoy some more relaxing activities and check out the tourist trail in Milford Sound.

So we drove down to Milford Sound and took a boat trip through the sound and out to the Tasman sea.

The Iconic Mitre Peak in Milford Sound (Photo Adrian Camm)
The Iconic Mitre Peak in Milford Sound (Photo Adrian Camm)
Seals sunning themselves in the Sound
Seals sunning themselves in the Sound
Dolphins (Photo Adrian Camm)
Dolphins (Photo Adrian Camm)
Curious Kea
Curious Kea
Camera's at the ready (Photo Adrian Camm)
Camera’s at the ready (Photo Adrian Camm)

We saw lots of wildlife and jaw dropping scenery, Milford Sound is definitely worth the hype!

After an amazing and relaxing day, we decided to watch the tourists from above, so we headed up to the Homer Saddle.

The main road to Milford Sound cuts through a tunnel, and above lies one of the most nauseatingly exposed ridges I have ever crossed- The Homer Saddle Traverse!

The Homer Saddle Ridge
The Homer Saddle Ridge
Don't look down!- The Milford Road
Don’t look down!- The Milford Road
Balancing on a knife edge!
Balancing on a knife edge!

The ridge was lots of fun, and a nice short day out, allowing us plenty of time afterwards to enjoy the long drive back to Wanaka

3 thoughts on “On the tourist trail at Milford Sound”

  1. When I was there in ’99, I was lucky enough to have a tourist flight from Queenstown over the whole area. What isn’t obvious from the air is just how high MS is – 3,000+ft, straight out of the sea. The whole area was still snowcapped, which made it even more spectacular. Being at ground level, you saw much more of the wildlife, though!

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