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.

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  1. Really beautiful pic. Would love to do some photography here in person someday :-) Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sara says:

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

  3. Lorna says:

    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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