Mitre Peak -Milford Sound
It had been over a decade since I’d last seen Mitre Peak and the in your face ‘full frontal’ view that is Milford. A coffee from the Blue Duck cafe helped me enjoy the moment and take it all in. 

At the state of the art Thunderbirdseque ferry terminal, Marina from Mitre Peak Cruises gave me my ticket to explore Milford Sound in style. This time I wasn’t shattered after walking the Milford track, so I was actually able to enjoy it.

Our Skipper Caleb took us cruising around Piopiotahi Marine Reserve, and kept up a faultless commentary about the history of the area, the waterfalls and wildlife. Turns out Milford Sound was named after Milford Haven in Wales by John Grono, the Captain of a sealing ship. Technically, it’s not a ‘Sound’ at all, fiords are carved by glaciers while sounds are created by rivers. The only real sounds in New Zealand are up in Marlbourgh.