Milford Sound, New Zealand

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Hauntingly beautiful

You'll never forget the first look you catch of Milford Sound from your cruise ship window. Jagged rocky cliffs rise dramatically out of the dark waters, atop of which stands an evergreen forest surrounding the spectacular 1,692-metre high Mitre Peak.

Cruising is the best way to experience this particular port. A holiday including Milford Sound on its itinerary will likely include opportunities to see the local wildlife, which include dolphins, seals and sharks. An annual rainfall of seven metres goes far to fuelling the spectacular cascading waterfalls that add a moody mist to the scene.

While Milford Sound receives more than half a million visitors a year, the place feels strangely isolated, particularly if you're out on the water all day long. This is perfect for those who value their holidays as time spent away from everything.

However, there's plenty to fill your time with too - kayaking and walking the splendid scenery are two of many recommendations for what to do.

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