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Milford Sound has been rated as one of the top tourist destinations in the world. It is a 15 km long narrow fiord with 1200 to 1500 meter (4000 to 5000 ft) mountains cliffs on either side. Definitely one of the most amazing and memorable places I have been in my life. I wish we could have taken more pictures but I filled the memory card.
As the motorhome was not allowed on the road to the sound we took a bus tour from Te Anua. We stopped at a visitors center to look at some displays. They warned us about the sand fleas that would be swarming at the dock.
Milford sound is in Fiordland National Park. The views going in were quite stunning.
Convict labour was used to build this tunnel. It was one way and the bus just barely fit.
Zigzagging down the mountain to the fiord.
Our first look from the dock.
The sister ship, exactly like ours, coming in.
It is hard to get a sense of scale but the peak below is 1 1/2 kilometers above the water.
Cameras were snapping like crazy everywhere. With good reason.
There weren’t as many waterfalls this time of year but there were still some nice ones. We will take the sunny weather over the rainy season, to see lots waterfalls, anytime.
They poked the bow right into one of the waterfalls.
After the boat, we took the bus back to Te Anua and then hopped in the motorhome and drove back to Queenstown for the night.
Horray! The rest of our luggage had been delivered to the campground sometime today.
We took the cable car up the mountain behind town to take the panorama I posted yesterday.
At the top there was one of many places you could go bungee jumping.