Travel Blogs from Milford Sound, New Zealand

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Penguin spotting...and rain!, Okuru Beach, New Zealand travel blog

Penguin spotting...and rain!

A travel blog entry by rich

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... upright on a rock island just metres in front of us was a Fiordland crested, yellow eyed penguin. I'd seen a few of them on the Milford Sound cruise, but this one didn't seem scared and stood proud as first me, then Mum ambled closer. It was lovely to ...

Kayaking an icon, Milford Sound, New Zealand travel blog

Kayaking an icon

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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A very early start saw me boarding a minibus and heading to Milford Sound. This was my second trip to the sound. The first time round, after I walked the Milford track, it was raining so heavily it was impossible to see anything. I was going to conduct my ...

Overnight Milford Sound cruise, Milford Sound, New Zealand travel blog

Overnight Milford Sound cruise

A travel blog entry by rich

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... , a very friendly member of the crew, surprised us both by bringing our desserts outside! So we watched a glorious sunset on Milford Sound whilst eating walnut shortbread with fried apple and cream - luxury! When the sun eventually went down, we went ...

Ireland on Steroids, Milford Sound, New Zealand travel blog

Ireland on Steroids

A travel blog entry by paulandciara

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... to avoid a busy boat, we were back on shore for 11am leaving us the whole day to explore around the areas surrounding Milford Sound, and enjoy a nice relaxing drive back up the hill, and along Milford Road, stopping to take in some amazing views of ...

Cruise through Milford Sound, Milford Sound, New Zealand travel blog

Cruise through Milford Sound

A travel blog entry by carolandthomas

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From Te Anau, our base for this part of the trip, we drove down to explore the area surrounding Milford Sound. Milford Sound is known for it almost always being wet there, receiving around 9 metres of rain in a year! So we were pretty pleased when we set ...

Milford Sound, Milford Sound, New Zealand travel blog

Milford Sound

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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... I stayed on the viewing deck in the hope that I would see some penguins, but with no luck just dolphin's and seals-boo sucks. Milford sound is very beautiful and as you can see from the photos very atmospheric when the clouds come down, it's almost like ...

A 144 Hour tour - Greenstone And Kepler, The Divide - Kinloch - Glenorchy, New Zealand travel blog

A 144 Hour tour - Greenstone And Kepler

A travel blog entry by anatkramer

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... in England and the other from Maine in the United States) and an older Kiwi couple (not the birds , just people who live in New Zealand ... Funny mental image though ... he he). It's nice to have a mixture of people from different places because you just ...

Heading South to the Sounds, Te Anau and Milford Sound, New Zealand travel blog

Heading South to the Sounds

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... and found a place to book our next 2 trips down the sounds at reasonable ish prices. Parked up along the lake here towards Milford Sound. Remarked next morning as we woke up to another stunning vista that its very difficult to get nice locations for a ...

It's a Fiord!!, Milford Sound, New Zealand travel blog

It's a Fiord!!

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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Milford Sound – correctly Milford Fiord – is supposed to be a rewarding 2.5 drive in good weather, a complete waste of time in bad weather (excluding heavy rain which is apparently the very best time to go). We checked the weather the night ...

Milford Sound, Milford Sound, New Zealand travel blog

Milford Sound

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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Enquiring about the road to Milford Sound we were presented with a booklet entitled 'The Milford Road Experience' which made me slightly nervous. We've driven some beautiful roads on this trip, but they weren't wrong about this one, it really was an ...

Milford Sound, Milford Sound, New Zealand travel blog

Milford Sound

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... amazing than before. So believe me, I am not over-exaggerating….it really is like this……. The highway to Milford Sound passed through some stunning countryside. As we drove through the Te Anau Downs we passed miles and miles of bright ...

Fantastic day on the glacier!, Franz Joseph Glacier, New Zealand travel blog

Fantastic day on the glacier!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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We tentatively opened the curtains of our van today to look at the weather and guess what? Not a cloud in the sky! However, this doesnt mean the heli-hike will go as depends on visibility on the glacier so went to the office to see if it was all go and ...

Milford Track: Day 3, Milford Track, New Zealand travel blog

Milford Track: Day 3

A travel blog entry by aknztrip

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... get a hot drink and refuel before continuing down the mountain. Happily, after questioning whether or not to bring the thermos with us on Milford Track, Katie had decided to take it along at the last minute – and thank God for that! It allowed us to ...

Milford Track: Day 4, Milford Track, New Zealand travel blog

Milford Track: Day 4

A travel blog entry by aknztrip

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... . We’d all made it. We were happy and proud. Prologue: Everyone got off the boat and splintered apart. Some were staying on for a Milford Sound cruise, others went off to eat or hit a bar, while others were jumping on a bus to drive back to Te Anau. ...

Milford Sound, Milford Sound, New Zealand travel blog

Milford Sound

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... town of Queenstown behind, and head for Milford Sound. Famed for having some of the best scenery in New Zealand. The usual tourist thing to do in Milford Sound is to take a cruise around the beautiful fiord. But no! That's not good enough for ...

Sound as a pound, Milford Sound, New Zealand travel blog

Sound as a pound

A travel blog entry by tonyandsarah

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... . It just doesn't get much better. We stopped off at the mirror lakes first of all, and then headed all the way into Milford Sound. It meant travelling through Homer tunel. Literally to get through a mountain, between 1935 and 1953, a big hole was ...

Day Four of the Milford Track, Milford Sound, New Zealand travel blog

Day Four of the Milford Track

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... Walks Peak Season you will need to leave Dumpling Hut at 8-9am, to meet with the boats departing from Sandfly Point to Milford Sound. The boat crossing takes approximately 20 minutes. DOC Time : 6 Hours Total Time : 4 Hours 50 minutes Actual ...

Wet in Milford, Milford Sound, New Zealand travel blog

Wet in Milford

A travel blog entry by meercatvinny

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... just over the almost impassible ones it rains over 10 metres a year!!! Thats less than 20 miles away!! Mad stuff. Milford sound is in Fiordland, a massive and barely explored national park on the bottom left of the South Island on the opposite ...

A Day Trip to Milford Sound, Milford Sound, New Zealand travel blog

A Day Trip to Milford Sound

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

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... scenery, and we were able to see a Kea – a large species of parrot, found only on the South Island of New Zealand. When we arrived at Milford Sound we took a boat cruise out into the fiord, up to the border of the Tasman Sea. We were lucky enough ...

The wonder which is Milford Sound..., Milford Sound, New Zealand travel blog

The wonder which is Milford Sound...

A travel blog entry by mattmcshane

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... to Queenstown, well really as soon as we arrived in the South island, we had been told again and again to visit Milford Sound. Although interested, we weren't particularly happy to pay Kiwi Experience another $150 for the trip. Instead we went against ...

Milford Sound and Queenstown, Milford Sound, New Zealand travel blog

Milford Sound and Queenstown

A travel blog entry by marshallmatters

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... tree avalanche like a stack of dominoes. Waterfalls cascade effortlessly and behind us the snow covered mountains peek over into the valley. Milford Sound is actually wrongly named; a Sound is a valley that has been carved out by the sea and a Fiord ...

Pouring like hell, sounds like heaven, Milford Sound, Fiordland, South Island, New Zealand travel blog

Pouring like hell, sounds like heaven

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... boat cruises to Doubtful Sound, one of the 14 dramatic fjords carved into the rugged south-west coast. Whereas its neighbour, Milford Sound, is world famous for its sheer cliffs and many waterfalls plunging straight into the sea, Doubtful is more isolated ...

Day One of Milford Track, Milford Sound, New Zealand travel blog

Day One of Milford Track

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... today to soak up the scenery as we had plenty of time to spare. Also, the weather will get worse the closer we get to Milford Sound, so we need to make the most of the clear blue skies today. We arrived at Clinton Hut at about 2pm and basically just ...

The Millford Sound, Millford Sound, New Zealand travel blog

The Millford Sound

A travel blog entry by hils

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... took off from Queenstown and flew down to the sound via a big glacier and over snow covered mountains before we flew along the sound (which is actually a fiord) and landed. We then went out for a cruise along the sound. The highest point in the sound, ...

Beautiful Milford Sound, Milford Sound, New Zealand travel blog

Beautiful Milford Sound

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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... and we also saw a couple groups of seals sunning themselves on the rocks. The tour boat took us all the way out to where Milford Sound meets the ocean and we got to experience some mildy rough swells for a bit that threw water over the front of the boat ...

It's a Fjord, Milford Sound, New Zealand travel blog

It's a Fjord

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... 's perfect weather in the evening today had turned grey and cloudy obviously known that I was out today for some sight seeing. Milford Sound ain't actually that far from Queenstown but still takes around 5 hours to get there due to the road taken a ...

Millford Sound, Nice and Quiet, Millford Sound, New Zealand travel blog

Millford Sound, Nice and Quiet

A travel blog entry by irax

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... of miles! I arrived at the hostel, had a required post-walk shower a quick bite to eat and then straight down to see Milford Sound. I headed down with two Swiss guys and an Austrian Girl that were sharing my room. We arrived just as the sun was going ...

Rain, Rain and more Rain, Milford Sounds, New Zealand travel blog

Rain, Rain and more Rain

A travel blog entry by hodge

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Damn, shockingly bad hangover and a 5 hour drive to the West Coast to see the Milford sounds......well managed to get a bit of sleep on the bus. Everyone had been raving about the sounds, big mountains cut by glaciers that run to the sea and yes the ...

New Zealand - Milford Sound, Milford Sound, New Zealand travel blog

New Zealand - Milford Sound

A travel blog entry by gonetilwhenever

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... hopping after us as we left - obviously craving the attention (or food) that the odd tourist gives. Getting closer to Milford Sound the water flowing down the mountains became more and more prevalent, turning into huge waterfalls and rapids at various ...

Queenstown to Milford Sound, Milford Sound, New Zealand travel blog

Queenstown to Milford Sound

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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... drive worthwhile.  The ingenious road builders even blasted a tunnel through the mountains and we descended through it. Arriving at Milford Sound we were greeted by the iconic Mitre Peak, aptly named for its sharp top edge.  The cruise took us ...

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