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Photograph of the week: Paddle boarding through the Milford Sound

Situated on the west coast of the South Island, Milford Sound is a fusion of spectacular natural features with amazing visual cues around every corner. Described as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’, Milford Sound was carved by glaciers during the Ice Age and showcases beautiful cliffs, mountain peaks and waterfalls. The best way to see Milford Sound is to paddle board through, and get up close to Stirling Falls, Hollyford, Sinbad Gully and even see penguins. The glassy calm surface of the sound perfectly reflects the mountains of the fiords making it a photographer’s paradise. Paddleboarding - Milford Sound Thank you to Tourism New Zealand for permission to re-produce the image. If you have a really special photograph you would like to share with  A Luxury Travel Blog‘s readers, please contact us.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. Those mountains look incredible! I love glacier-made geography. Just one more reason we’ve got to get to New Zealand!

  2. I spent two weeks driving around the South Island a few years ago, but didn’t make it to Milford Sound. I really regret not including it in my itinerary; it looks simply stunning, and I’d love to see it by paddleboard.

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