If it were easy to get there, everyone would go
Trip Start Oct 29, 2009
36Trip End Dec 24, 2009
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The journey there is quite remarkable, especially Te Anau to Fiordland National Park, which passes through the Southern Alps. Even in the middle of November, which is summer in New Zealand, the pass was covered in snow. It was truly remarkable compared to the temperate climate of Queenstown.
The boat trip on Milford Sound itself was wonderful, if a bit cold and rainy. But the rain just makes the waterfalls prettier, right? In addition to the waterfalls, the sound features gorgeous geographical formations, and local wildlife. Milford Sound rounds out my top three New Zealand activities.
A few hours on the boat, and it was back to Queenstown that night.