New Zealand From Above: Milford Sound

New Zealand From Above: Milford Sound

Milford Sound is tucked far away in the southwest of New Zealand, but oh so beautiful. If you’re visiting New Zealand you can’t leave without exploring the area. You’ll enter a world of dramatic scenery with its high mountains, waterfalls, sheer cliffs and wild sea.

The best ways to discover Milford are hiking the many walking tracks, taking a cruise on the water or flying above it all, to really understand the vastness of this area. I did two of those in one! No, I didn’t take a flying boat. I did jump on a scenic flight from Queenstown to Milford, explored the fiord by boat, and flew back to Queenstown via a different route. What a day!

I had already explored the area by foot, but seeing Milford Sound from above put it in such a different perspective. You’d be surprised of the new things you discover from above.

Have a look yourself! 

View From Above on the New Zealand mountains
Mountains, mountains and mountains everywhere!
Sutherland Falls seen from above!
The second tallest waterfall in New Zealand: the Sutherland Falls.
New Zealand From Above: Milford
Lake Erskine looking badass!
New Zealand From Above: Milford
View on Lake Te Anau, the largest one on the South Island.
New Zealand From Above: Milford
The Milford Sound fiord as seen from above!
New Zealand From Above: valleys near Milford Sound
One of the valleys in Fiordland, looks like we’re on the moon.
New Zealand From Above: Milford
Many little lakes pop up high in the mountains.
New Zealand From Above: Milford
Mountains meeting the Tasman Sea.
New Zealand From Above: Milford Sound
Lakes at Skippers Range.

Because we left from and returned to Queenstown, I also shot some photos around there. Throwing these ones in for free 😉

New Zealand From Above
Clouds hanging low in the valleys!
Play of contrast at Lake Wakatipu.

Check out the other articles in this series here:
1. New Zealand From Above: Mount Cook National Park
2. New Zealand From Above: West Coast
3. New Zealand From Above: Tasman region

Disclosure: The flight experience was offered to me by Milford Sound Scenic Flights. All opinions are, as always my own.

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