Most visitors love city destinations, but sometimes it’s good for the mind and body to get out to nature and enjoy all the world has to offer surrounded by peace and quiet. When you’re craving a reset, a trip to Milford Sound is always recommended.

Located on the South Island’s west coast, this gorgeous destination has no end to scenic wonders and points of interest. Around since the Ice Ages, Milford Sound’s unique topography was created by glaciers thousands of years ago – today, much of that same beauty can be seen with a visit. Whether you want to spend time exploring the dramatic cliffs that emerge out of sparkling water or you want to hike around the mountains to get up-close views of waterfalls that descend thousands of metres below, Milford Sound is the place to go. One excellent way to see a good amount of the area is by way of a boat cruise. These cruises run throughout the day and even overnight, depending on your budget and time constraints – cruises pass through many beautiful sights, allowing you to really soak in the natural wonder of Milford Sound.

Because the area is so popular for adventurers, you’ll have many options at your disposal. Get out into the water for diving or sea kayaking – kids will especially enjoy a visit to the Harrison Cove underwater observatory, which features a number of marine life species for viewing. As beautiful as Milford Sound is by water, you’ll get even better views from the air. One unique way to explore the area is through a scenic flight, which takes you over many areas you can’t access by foot. Through these flights, you’ll have the opportunity to land on a glacier at Mt. Tutoko or get amazingly close to the impressive Sutherland Falls. A birds-eye view of Milford Sound is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Hikers from around the world flock to Milford Sound for one of the best trails in the world – for over 150 years, Milford Track has been offering hikers access to gorgeous scenic destinations, suspension bridges and mountain passes than span 53 kilometres.