The picturesque town of Te Anau is the gateway to the awe-inspiring Fiordland. Carved out by glaciers during the ice ages they are now filled with deep dark waters flanked on either side by towering cliffs and spasmodic waterfalls. A great way to build up to the crescendo of Milford Sound is to do the Milford Track from Te Anau, walking through vivid wilderness to pick up a boat at Sandfly Point to Milford Sound Wharf. Although boat trips are a great way of admiring the Sounds, and are often accompanied by schools of dolphins, with seals and penguins also seen, you can also kayak or even scuba your way along. Don’t miss the amusing and geographically active Te Anau glowworm caves – a great two and a half hours.
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