Monday, 26 March 2012

Milford Sound New Zealand

Milford Sound Cruise 1
Milford Sound with Mitre Peak
By wiseleyb - Flickr

Said to match, if not out-do any scenic trip in Europe, Milford Sound in New Zealand's Fiordlands, should be a 'Wonder of the World'. This untouched fiord in the Southwest of New Zealand is a must-see destination for all who seek to find the most beautiful vistas in existence.

The drive from Te Anau is fascinating enough. Driving through the kilometre long Homer tunnel descending more and more each metre, you may think you're heading into the depths of the mountains. Once you've reached the light at the end of the tunnel, you'll emerge at the foot of soaring mountains and cliff faces. Wind your way along the meandering roads, through beautiful scenery and past lovely lakes to reach the Sound.

Milford Sound Cruise 42
Seals lounging
By wiseleyb - Flickr

Milford Sound
One of many waterfalls
By HerryLawford - Flickr

The sound has been carved from hard granite mountains by a glacier. Get yourself onto one of the ferries and explore this exceptional area. The sound and mountains are so vast they even made the QE2 look small as she meandered around in the waters. Your cruise will nose up to the many waterfalls spurred on by rain or the melting glacier and find yourself at the foot of the gigantic mountains rising straight out of the waters, Mitre peak being 1,692 metres high. Keep a look out for the seals lounging on the rocks.

Writing about it and even pictures don't do the astounding area justice. Go see for yourself... Take a campervan trip from Christchurch or Queenstown and take the journey in your own time. Find some great Campervan deals here.

Homer Tunnel
Homer Tunnel on way to the Sound
By alberth2 - Flickr

Te Anau is the gateway to Fiordland and the perfect place to relax, so park up the Campervan for a night or many, at one the following options:

Couple the trip with some of the fabulous walks around the area. I know you'll have a fantastic experience!

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