Referred to as the 8th wonder of the world by Nobel laureate Rudyard Kipling, I have zero idea on what and where is Milford Sound. But with my recent visit to New Zealand, I can attest to what Rudyard Kipling has tried to imply.
The journey to Milford Sound from Queenstown (where me and my travel buddies were based) in New Zealand took about 5 hours. But I can actually consider the 5 hour ride that we took (through a tour group bus) to Milford Sound as one stunning experience.
Reaching Milford Sound by land was half the fun of my Milford Sound encounter. It is because the road to our destination is extremely scenic. I can’t remember the number of times I uttered “Wow!” in the entire duration of the bus ride.
Part of the rewarding experience of the bus ride are the bus stops. The modern and transparent ceiling bus would pull over so that passengers can go down, breathe the freshest air, take a short stroll and snap some awesome photos.
Three of the amazing stops that I particularly loved most were:
I definitely agree with most visitors of New Zealand declaring that the road to Milford Sound is one of the most scenic road trip on the planet. This is particularly true on the super scenic State Road 94 which is the road between Te Anau and Milford Sound.
Can you just imagine? I am not even talking about my exhilarating experience yet in Milford Sound itself. I was just talking about the road to this heaven of a place! If given another opportunity, I would definitely do another bus ride to Milford Sound, may it take 5 or 6 or 10 hours and be amazed again by the beauty of these stunning places.
Mapapa-iyak ka sa wow!