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.