22 – 23 February 2018
Milford Sound is the end of the Te Anau-Milford Highway. If you want to go any further, you’ll need to take any number of trails, boats, airplanes, or helicopters that are available. We had hoped to take a boat tour of the Sound but lost a day to rain. Instead we limited ourselves to two short walks. The Milford Sound Foreshore Track is a park highlight. The Milford Sound Lookout Track is a short walk to a lookout tht gives you the same view as the previous walk but further away. It wasn’t worth our time. The reason we took it was my fault.
When I was researching and planning our trip, I read that Donald Sutherland’s grave site was on the trail, which it is. The problem with my half-baked research was Donald Sutherland, the actor, is not dead. Donald Sutherland, the area’s founding father and longtime resident, is. I thought it would be intersting to see the grave of a Hollywood legend. We were less interested in the other.
Milford Sound Lookout Track
Marian Falls and River