We reached Sand Fly point on the far side of Milford Sound by mid afternoon. Aptly named, these tiny, tiny flies feasted on unprotected skin. A boat transported us to Mitres Peak Lodge, one of the "best view" lodgings we have enjoyed anywhere.
The Ultimate Hikes' experience includes an excellent boat trip in the Milford Sound. The Sound's geology is fascinating, starting 400 million years ago with tall mountains rising as tectonic plates collided. They rose, fell, rose again. Most recently, these volcanic formations were subjected to an ice age which left the sharpness and ruggedness that only glaciers can create.
|View from Clinton_Lodge, Ultimate_Hikes|
|MacKay_Falls, Milford_Track, Ultimate Hikes|
|Giants_Gate_Falls, Milford Track|
|Mires_Peak, Mires_Peak_Lodge, Milford_Sound, Ultimate_Hikes|
|Lady_Bowen_Falls, Milford_Sound, Ultimate_Hikes|