Image: Kayaking Milford Sound by missbossy, on flickr.
A visit to Milford Sound is a opportunity not to be missed and one of the true wonders of the world. With a range of activities and things to see, you'll have plenty of options and be sure to leave inspired. Sightseeing tours are a very popular way to travel into Milford Sound as they take the stress out of a long days drive and the local guides provide a great insight into the region, history and geology - GreatSights New Zealand and awesomeNZ.com are two local operators who run highly recommended tours into Milford Sound year round from Queenstown and Te Anau. Their local driver guides provide a fascinating entertaining commentary and allow for plenty of opportunities to stop for photos along the way including the Eglinton Valley, Mirror Lakes, Knobs Flat and the Chasm.
Prefer to make your own way? Don't worry, while navigating the Milford Road does require care you can build up your own day of activities with the range on offer from an easygoing cruise around the Sound, to an exhilarating hike up the mountains and everything in between.