Milford Sound was beautiful. We had a pretty early start, and the weather looked grim, so I had my fingers crossed it would clear up, which it luckily did (first sun in 2 weeks there!) The bus journey from Queenstown takes about 4 hours there, so slept most of it. We hopped out a couple of times to get some shots of the landscape, once a Mirror Lake and then again just before the Homer Tunnel (1km long). The scenery was again stunning, and there was lots of mist about which again made the pictures really beautiful. We finally arrived and got onto the 'Pride of Milford' and started the journey with an included buffet lunch, which was good. We then went out on deck to take in the scenery and get some shots coming into the sound. Milford Sound is not actually a 'souond' but a fjord. A fjord is glacier formed (a sound is river/sea i think) and there were about 5 glaciers which created this beautiful place. The amount of time we got out on the boat wasn't worth all the travel and cost, but it was really beautiful and I enjoyed it while it lasted! The skipper took the boat right up close to several waterfalls, so that we could feel the spray, and rainbows were created, that was cool. We sadly didn't see any dolphins, but a couple of seals chilling on the rocks. We then went down into an underwater viewing point 10m down. And there was lots of coral - black coral (which is actually white) - growing. It usually grows at about 30m, but due to the fresh water from the rivers (which has been stained black by the tree sap) meeting the salt water, the fresh water is less dense so floats, and this blocks out the sunlight, so the coral and fish think they're much lower and grow. It was pretty down there, and Arthur saw a seal come swooping by! We then returned to the harbour and had the lovely journey back to Queenstown, luckily the driver put on a film for the last few hours so it wasn't too bad! However I got a bit car sick as it was a very bendy road! Leaving Queenstown tomorrow, which will be good to get on a new bus with new people!