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Experience the best of Milford Sound with photo challenge

Media release from Milford Sound Lodge
July 1 2014

Experience the best of Milford Sound this winter with a fun and interactive photo challenge

An interactive and fun photo challenge has been launched by Milford Sound Lodge to encourage visitors to experience the best of Milford Sound this winter and not miss out on any of the must-do activities in the region.

The ‘Best of Milford Sightseeing Challenge’ celebrates the beauty and diversity of Milford Sound during winter, offering participants a “splash of fun and a deeper understanding of this magical world”.

It showcases the treasures on the road from Te Anau to Milford Sound and within the Sound itself, many of which are hidden secrets, and participants must provide photographic evidence they’ve completed each of the eight tasks.

Challenges include exploring pristine rivers and waterfalls, spotting rare birds and marine life, learning about the region’s history and appreciating Milford Sound’s dramatic, changeable weather patterns.

Milford Sound Lodge general manager and Challenge creator Christine Wallace believes winter is one of the best times to visit Milford Sound.

“There’s even more diversity and colour with snow on the mountain tops and plenty of clear, sunny winter days. Less people mean a lot more peace and quiet – it’s one of the best places to recharge the batteries,” she said.

“The Challenge is an exciting, interactive, educational and fun experience aimed at both adults and children alike. It’s a great way to make one-of- a-kind, unforgettable memories in one of the country’s most naturally rich locations.”

Christine’s favourite challenge involves competitors being asked to take a photo putting a bare foot into the chilly Hollyford River.

“I think we’re going to get some really fun shots of that one,” she said.

Open to guests of Milford Sound Lodge between June and August, competitors are asked to email photographic or video evidence of each of the tasks or upload images tagged with #MilfordChallenge to social media sites.

Guests who complete all the challenges will go in the draw to receive a $1000 Visa Pressie Card.

The challenge is aimed at getting more people to visit Milford Sound and stay overnight this winter. The Lodge has a variety of cosy accommodation options, all set amid what could only be described as a “hidden paradise”.

Options include bed and breakfast in either riverside or mountain-view chalets, or selected campervan sites with electricity supplied and of course stunning views of the valley.

For more information on this ‘quintessentially’ New Zealand competition please visit the ‘Best of Milford Sightseeing Challenge’ webpage or contact the Lodge to make a booking at or phone 03 249 8071.


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