Cruising Milford Sound with Go Orange
One of the experiences I was most looking forward to on my return to New Zealand, having witnessed its epic grandeur on my first visit eleven years ago, was cruising through Milford Sound. I am so grateful to have partnered with Go Orange this time around - we had an absolute blast!
Nestled in the southwest of New Zealand’s South Island, Milford Sound was named by Rudyard Kipling during his visit in 1891 as the “eighth wonder of the world.” It is one of the wettest places on earth, its substantial rainfall leading to the creation of thousands of waterfalls that stream from the mountaintops and drop into the sea on rainy days. We were, however, incredibly lucky to witness a rare and spectacular sunny day in Milford Sound.
We boarded Go Orange’s beautiful new vessel, the Milford Haven, and sat on the astro-turf-covered roof deck for 360-degree views as we departed the harbor. The boat’s features include stylish and comfortable seating, outdoors-adventure-themed decor, and a bar that serves up local beers and snacks. Our expert captain, Gavin, narrated the two-hour journey that included endless views of lush peaks, driving right up beside towering waterfalls, and - the highlight of our time in New Zealand - pods of dolphins gliding and playing in the boat’s wake as we moved along. An unforgettable adventure!
Thank you so much to Go Orange for having us!