The majestic Milford Sound is just within reach for a long day trip from Queenstown. Here visitors can experience the impressive landscape of cliffs, peaks and waterfalls. If budget is not a factor, airborne trips are much faster as they avoid the circuitous road around the Remarkables. Milford Sound is part of the 1.2 million hectares (3 million acres) Fiordland National Park, New Zealand's largest national park. Popular activities in the park include hiking, sea kayaking, diving, cycling, golf, fishing and sailing. The Milford Track, which stretches some 53.5km (33 miles) from Glade Wharf to Sandfly Point, has been described as the finest walk in the world, taking visitors on a rugged, alpine journey through the park's most breathtaking scenery. Visitors should, however, note that a permit is required for the track and these must be booked through the Visitor Centre in Te Anau.