An Overnight Stay That’s Sure To Float Your Boat: Cycling Milford Sound

cycling milford soundThe dramatic splendour of Milford Sound is, for many people, a short-lived, people-filled experience. A long bus trip from Queenstown, a crammed boat journey across the Sound, and a fleeting glimpse of one of New Zealand’s most scenic destinations.

If you’d prefer to linger in these famous waters, take a look at our five day Milford Sound Cycle Tour. Instead of a closeted bus ride, you’ll ride from Te Anau to Milford Sound, experiencing every sight, smell and sound of this vista-filled road.

When you arrive at the Sound, you’ll step onto your floating home for the night. Enjoy a leisurely cruise to Mitre Peak, jump in a kayak to check out the amazing local wildlife, or wash off the day’s dust with a invigorating dip. Spend the evening lounging on the deck under a canopy of stars, and fall asleep to the gentle lapping of water against the bow.

Wake early to experience dawn rising over the Sound – it’s a truly breathtaking sight. After breakfast aboard, it’s back to dry land and a trek up Key Summit for a different perspective of this incredible landscape.

This five day tour includes numerous other memorable highlights, including riding alongside the mighty Wakatipu, with its lake and mountain vistas; a night in the wilderness capital of Te Anau; and a steam-powered trip back to Queenstown aboard the TSS Earnslaw.

Various departure dates are available throughout the summer and autumn – head to the tour page for full details. Or, kickstart your new year with a bang and book now.

Happy New Year!

Image: Ben Wiseley