The Milford Sound
Today we decided to take a tour to The Milford Sound which is one of the wettest places on earth averaging over 3mtrs of rainfall every year and some areas getting 14mtrs
The coach left at 7am for a full day tour including a boat trip on the Milford Sound. Travelling through 45 latitude exactly half way between the equator and the South Pole we were in a stunning part of New Zealand.
After traversing the mountain range our bus travelled through the hummer tunnel which is 1.25km long and arrived in Milford Sound.
Our boat for the day was called Milford Mariner, we travelled the sound which is actually a fiord looking at sheer rock faces such as Mitre Peak reaching 1675mtrs. We tasted the fresh water from sterling falls before going out into the Tasman sea.
The Fiord offers a safe haven for ships and is a regular stopping point for cruise liners.
On our return we saw New Zealand fir seals basking on rocks.