The scenery is exceptional, ranging from broad grassy flats, dense rainforest, and towering mountains through to glacial lakes and alpine herb fields.
Stunning surroundings at the heart of Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area. In Maori legend, the fiords were created not by rivers of ice, but by Tu Te Raki Whanoa, a godly figure who came wielding a magical adze uttering incantations. Milford Sound (Piopiotahi) is without doubt his finest sculpture. Luxuriant rainforest clings to sheer rock walls washed with waterfalls. In the foreground stands Mitre Peak, dominating the skyline. Whatever the fiord’s mood, teeming with rain or with sun glistening on deep water, it will inspire you.
Meet your representative from Real Journeys here and then depart for your overnight Milford Sound Overnight Cruise.
Depart from the Milford Wharf aboard the Milford Mariner, and cruise the length of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea. Explore many points of interest including waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife with the experienced nature guide on board. Upon reaching the open sea, subject to weather and favourable conditions the sails are hoisted for a period. The vessel then returns and anchors overnight in sheltered Harrison Cove. Activities include kayaking and exploring the shoreline on the tender craft. The cruise includes a delicious three course buffet evening meal, and a hearty cooked breakfast. Beverages are sold at the licensed on board bar. Following breakfast, further cruising time before returning to the Milford Wharf.
Accommodations – Real Journeys Milford Sound Overnight Cruise