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Friday, 22 December 2006



Today we are going on a relaxing and stunning Milford Sound Cruise with Real Journeys.

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The cruise terminus is impressive, allegedly handling around 6,000 people per day at its peak!

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Milford Sound was mistakenly named Sound by the early European settlers and is actually a fiord. According to the definition, a ‘fiord' is a long, narrow, deep inlet of the sea between steep slopes. The Milford Sound Cruise is one of the most popular natural tourist attractions on the South Island and incontestably a must-do if you're in the area.

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This Milford Sound Cruise takes us through the fjord to the Tasman Sea before turning around and coming back in. There must be about 100 people on board but with views in all directions and seats for everyone, we find the cruise to be really comfortable and relaxing. The commentary is entertaining and informative at the same time and goes well with the tranquillity of the cruise.

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Just as we had anticipated, the scenery proves to be awesome. The presence of peaks stretching up around us makes us feel very small. The breathtaking Mitre Peak is the most famous of all peaks of the Milford Fiord with its paramount-pictures-icon-like look and original shape. Due to the season, it is totally devoid of snow.

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The reflection of the steep green slopes and snow peaks in the deep blue of the water as well as the stunning waterfalls make this trip a really enjoyable one.

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You are also most certain to observe some seals on the way

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All in all, it was a very enjoyable experience out in the fjord that none of the photos we took can really capture. If you really want to grasp the vertical scale involved, the best still is to go discover the beauty of the Sounds yourself!

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Real Journeys
P.O. Box 1, Lakefront Drive
Te Anau, New Zealand
Freephone 0800 65 65 01 (within NZ)
Tel +64 3 249 7416
Fax +64 3 249 7022
Email reservations@realjourneys.co.nz


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