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    Seals & other animals

    by victorwkf Written Dec 31, 2004

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    Favorite thing: During the Milford Sound cruise, you will have chance to view seals lazing on the rocks off the cliffs as well as seabirds. Some boats actually go very close to the rocks so that you can see the seals more clearly.

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    • Photography
    • Eco-Tourism
    • Birdwatching

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    Mirror Lake

    by victorwkf Written Dec 31, 2004

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    Mirror Lake at Milford Sound, New Zealand

    Favorite thing: There is a beautiful lake called Mirror Lake along the road to Milford Sound. On a calm day, the water at this lake is very clear and it actually relects the mountains in a beautiful manner. Unfortunately the water was not calm during my visit, and therefore I could not see this effect.

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    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Backpacking

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    Take a boat trip up the sound

    by joanj Updated Dec 19, 2004

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    The boat I went on

    Favorite thing: There are several boats to choose from, and although even in good weather it is rather windy, do wrap up warm, and go up on the top deck to see the beauty and wonder of the sound and the towering cliffs either side.

    There are boats where you can sit at tables on the lower deck, either just watching the scenery go by, or taking refreshments.

    Red Boat Cruises

    website:- www.redboats.co.nz
    phone +64 3 441 1137
    fax +64 3 441 1197
    e-mail rbinfo@redboats.co.nz

    driving distances to Milford Sound
    Te Anau - Milford Sound 120 km. 2 hours.
    Queenstown - Milford Sound 2998 km 4hours 15 mins.

    Fondest memory: Everything about the trip is memorable.

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    Boat cruise

    by Atre Written Nov 29, 2003

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    Waterfall at Milford

    Favorite thing: The boat cruise was definately the highlight of my trip to milford sound. We stood on the top deck to obtain the best view, despite the freezing winds.

    A boat cruise is the best way to view the splendour of milford sound, even though when we saw it there had been a dry year so the waterfalls were not as large as usual. You can even combine visiting the underwater aquarium at milford where you can see coral reef and fish with your boat trip.

    There are a number of companies that have regular cruises such as www.realjourneys.com and even a number that travel up the sound for several days, though these are more expensive.

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    • Sailing and Boating
    • Aquarium

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    Knobs Flat

    by victorwkf Updated Aug 20, 2006

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    Knobs Flat, Milford Sound, New Zealand

    Favorite thing: Along the road to Milford Sound, you will pass by a flat piece of land surrounded by mountains. This place is called Knobs Flat and worth a stop for photographs.

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    • Adventure Travel
    • Hiking and Walking

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    Photography

    by victorwkf Written Apr 24, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Milford Sound is simply a heaven for photography. I took a lot of photographs, both film and digital, when I was at Milford Sound. Remember to bring lots of films !

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    • Sailing and Boating
    • Cruise
    • Photography

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    The top deck

    by victorwkf Written Apr 24, 2004

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    Favorite thing: When you are taking the boat ride, the best views are definitely on the top deck on a clear sunny day. I was very lucky as the weather was extremely good when I was at Milford Sound.

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    • Sailing and Boating
    • Luxury Travel
    • Cruise

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