Relax, reset, and recharge: Detox in Milford Sound

11 September 2018

Sometimes there is nothing better than escaping the hustle and bustle of our day to day lives by getting out and enjoying nature. The most refreshing holidays are the ones that really let you relax, reset and leave you feeling recharged from an amazing trip. A visit to Milford Sound can be just this.

Here are just a few of the ways to enjoy Milford Sound as a way to detox, leaving you feeling refreshed and energized!

Take your time to get there

One of the best things about Milford Sound is that the journey to get there is just as good as the destination itself. There are so many incredible places to stop to appreciate the beautiful surroundings.

The best way to enjoy the drive is to take your time. The drive from Te Anau to Milford Sound can be done in as little as 1.5 hours, however, the best way to do it is to allow for an entire day! Pack a picnic lunch, go for a couple of walks, turn off that cell-phone and let time slip away as you drive from one incredible sight to the next.

Some noteworthy places to stop along Milford Road are: Mirror Lakes, the Key Summit Lookout, Lake Gunn, Lake Marian, The Chasm, the Gertrude Saddle, Lake Mistletoe, Five Mile Lookout, and the Homer Tunnel Viewpoint. No matter where you decide to stop, you will be in awe.

Spend a night or two at Milford

After taking your time to get to Milford Sound, why not stay there for the night? Many people don’t realise that you can stay overnight at Milford Lodge.

Milford Lodge is great because they have luxury private cabins, dorms, and camping available – there’s something for every budget!

There is no better way to relax than spending a night in one of the most beautiful settings in the world. Be sure to book in advance,  Milford Sound Lodge quickly books up!

Explore Nature

To really detox you need to get out and explore in nature. Kayaking is a great option. No matter if it’s rain or shine, you can go on a kayaking tour and get up close to some of the most beautiful sights in Milford Sound. Get within touching distance of sheer rock faces and drink pure glacial water from Harrison River!

Southern Discoveries kayaking trips are suitable for all levels and fitness abilities. We offer kayak tours at various times throughout the day to suit your schedule.

Going on a couple nature walks will also leave you feeling accomplished and refreshed. Take the Milford Foreshore walk or if you are feeling more ambitious, walk to the Milford Viewpoint! Some of the other walks worth doing are along the drive to Milford, such as The Chasm, Gertrude Saddle and Lake Marian.

And Relax

Last but not least, don’t forget to relax! Go on one of our boat cruises and let our nature guides take care of you for a couple of hours. Enjoy a tea or coffee while taking in some of the most stunning views in the world. Think about nothing else other than how lucky you are to be experiencing what many consider to be “the eighth wonder of the world.”

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