Kayaking & Hiking Milford Sound

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As far as Milford Sound trips go, this gives you a bit of everything. Spend two days kayaking, hiking and a boat trip on what some people have nicknamed the eighth wonder of the world. With accommodation to suit any budget, this one's a must on any traveller's itinerary.

Milford Sound is a massive fjord formed over millions of years of glacial activity. It is the biggest tourist attraction in New Zealand, attracting over half a million visitors each year. It was also granted the Traveller’s Choice award for best travel destination in the world in 2008.

It is not difficult to see why it holds such great acclaim. Milford Sound is the most famous of all the fjords in the region, even though it is not the largest. This is owing to its unequalled beauty, the scale and majesty of which sets it aside from anywhere else on the planet. The mountains are huge and lush with vegetation, waterfalls cascade hundreds of metres down vertical cliff faces and the seas coursing through the valleys are as clear as anywhere else on Earth.

This is, in our opinion, one of the best Milford Sound trips out there. You are collected from Te Anau for a beautiful early morning scenic drive to Milford Sound. On arrival you are given all your equipment for the day and instruction for kayaking before taking to the water. Explore this dynamic land of glacial mountains, view classic Mitre Peak, spectacular waterfalls, and towering cliffs clothed in primeval rainforest. From your vantage point of the kayak, at sea level, sense the water more clearly and enjoy the landscape on its terms.

After exploring the fjord by kayak unwind surrounded by magnificent scenery at Milford Sound. The next day offers a leisurely start to the morning before you are collected for an extended nature of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea, allowing you to see the fiord from a different perspective. After heading back to land you are transported to the famous Routeburn track for a walk to Key Summit. Ascending up through lush beech rainforest and into the alpine environment, at the top you will be rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding Fiordland Mountains, alpine lakes and deep bush clad valleys.

Aside from the moderate level of fitness required for the outdoor activities, this package is for everyone. There simply isn’t a soul on the planet who wouldn’t be inspired by the beauty which Milford Sound has to offer.

You can choose your level of accommodation, so you are catered for whether you want to stay in a luxury chalet or budget accommodation. .

The only problem you may encounter is catching good weather – the fiordlands are incredibly wet and prone to storms all year round. Whatever the weather all you need is the right attitude to enjoy your day, and the ability to cast aside your usual interpretations of what is good and what is not. If you need some help with this then let our guide’s enthusiasm show the way.

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320 NZD (2 days) per person

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