Host of activities available
away. All you have to do is make a booking and take the cruise to the drop off point at ’The Grotto’ then its a short walk and another boat ride on water from a nearby fresh water spring and you’re ready to explore the 15,000 year-old cave lit by thousands of tiny bioluminescent insects.
And if you arrive in Te Anau before December 30, then you have to attend the annual Te Anau Rodeo - one of the highlights on the calendar where cowboys and cowgirls from all over New Zealand as well as overseas compete in a ’white hot atmosphere.’
Visitors to Te Anau are well catered for when it comes to finding somewhere to bed down at night with a host of fine hotels, motels, bed and breakfast facilities, backpackers and camping ground all located in, or near, the center of town. Simply stunning, Milford Sound is one of the world’s most natural wonders.
With luxurious rain forest clinging to sheer rock faces and waterfalls tumbling hundreds of metres to the sea below, nowhere in Fiordland do the mountains stand as tall, straight out of the sea.
Mitre Peak, a remarkable presence in itself, stands in the foreground, dominating the skyline.
In this part of the world, the best way to really take pleasure in the magnificent scenery is by boat and Real Journeys scenic cruises offer you the chance to enjoy it in style.
They have available a range of daytime scenic, nature and small boat cruises and three overnight cruises.
No matter what cruise you choose, throughout the journey experienced guides provide an informative commentary detailing the magnificent scenery and wildlife in this part of the country, with opportunities to see some examples on the way.
Milford Sound is also home to New Zealand’s only fully floating observatory where fish can be observed in their natural habitat.
More realistic than an aquarium, Milford Deep Underwater Observatory allows you to be at one with the creatures of the deep, without getting wet!