We were sad to leave Queenstown before the ‘Running of the Wools’ over the Waitangi Holiday Weekend,…
….but with so many other places to visit, we were off to Milford with a one night stop over in Lake Te Anau.
The drive to Milford offers truly spectacular views, but the 360 days of rain, combined with my nascent photography skills, resulted in less than optimum images.
(The predominance of photos that did turn out seemed suitable for Cee’s Which Way, so I submit them here for that challenge.)
Along our way, we had our first go on a New Zealand ‘Walkwire’ on the Earl Mountain Track. Very cool.
Once inside Milford Sound, we took a walk on the Foreshore Track which must be amazing to see without cloud cover.
In the evening, we opted to camp at The Milford Sound Lodge rather than the DOC campsites outside of the Homer Tunnel given its proximity to The Sound and the plethora of indoor offerings (Showers, WiFi, Lounge Area, Cafe) to make camping more pleasant during the frequent, heavy rains. Totally worth it.
After a rain-filled night spent comfortably inside our cozy Honda Odyssey, we checked the forecasts which predicted more rain, so we decided to head to Bluff via Invercargill, visiting The Chasm on the way out of town.
(Early morning before the swarm of tourist buses show up is the best time to visit The Chasm.)
Upon our arrival in Bluff, we decided to stay long enough to take a few photographs…
…and then continued on.
Next up…. The South Coast to Dunedin