Explore New Zealand's South Island
New Zealand's South Island is renowned for its incredible sceneries. Sweeping valleys, soaring mountains, icy glaciers and sparkling lakes..every corner and crevice is breath-taking.
Milford Sound, a fiord located along the west coast, is perhaps one of the South Island's most well-known naturally beautiful sights, a stunning picture of towering mountains and cascading waterfalls. A great day trip close by to Queenstown, Milford Sound is brilliant for kayaking, diving, or even discovering the underwater observatory at Harrison Cove.
Doubtful Sound is another jaw-dropping fiord. A lesser-visited attraction, Doubtful Sound is very peaceful, and getting off the beaten track means you won't have to battle with the crowds to see it's unspoilt beauty.
Nestled within the secluded wilderness of Fiordland National Park, the only company you'll have is that of the bottlenose dolphins, and the fur seals that bask on the rocks. Arguably the best way to really soak in the fiord's impressiveness is by embarking on an overnight cruise, taking in the views from the glass-roofed coach and spending time kayaking nearby the verdant peaks.
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