Described by Rudyard Kipling as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’, Milford Sound was carved by glaciers during the ice ages. We had to take a trip to see it! The journey there didn’t disappoint!
We passed through the Homer Tunnel, a 1.2 km long road tunnel through the mountains, opened in 1953, which links Milford Sound to Te Anau, where we were coming from.
Arriving, the sky turned cloudier, but it seemed perfect to see the sound in the dark sky!
The fiord’s cliffs rise vertically from the weirdly dark waters, some as high as 1000 metres. When it rains, water flows from the fiords, creating impressive waterfalls.
We took a rest day stroll around the gardens that surround the fiords and took some detours on the way back to Te Anau, with great views!
A downfall of the day, being bitten 16302740 times by the infamous sandflies….. But I did love the explanation of them from Maori legend!
The creation of Te Namu was her reminder of our mortality and a warning not to linger too long…