Here’s an amazing video – recorded for you by the lovely Simon – of the mountains surrounding Milford Sound! It was perfect weather, a smattering of snow on the mountain tops and lots of sun (even our pilot Jimmy said it was a rare combination, especially given that it’s been so wet and nobody has been able to fly for the last few days!)

Milford Sound is just around the corner from the picturesque Queenstown – apparently, it was only 10 years or so ago that that the town had about 60,000 visitors a year…now apparently there are over half a million annually, mostly tourism related. While a few locals feel that it’s ‘changed’, most are quite happy with the corresponding boom in property prices – and of course, the tourists are bringing in plenty of money with them, which means jobs and prosperity for everyone living here.