We took the Real Journeys Nature Cruise / Bus Tour departing from Te Anau. Wow. The bus is not your average tour bus, featuring a glass rooftop for prime views, comfortable seats, and USB chargers. The stops along the way were beautiful, and it wasn’t painful, as bus journeys can be. Once in the sound, we took a cruise, enjoying stunning views of the peaks, and even some juvenile seals. This was a definite highlight of the South Island for my husband and me.