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Dec 8, 2013 - Fly-flies-fly

At just before 9:00, we received the information that our twice delayed Fly-Cruise-Fly tour to Milford Sound was on in spite of overcast skies in Queenstown. There were eight of us customers plus the pilot on the plane that seemed to be the same model that had taken us to Lady Elliot Island. The route we flew was through the valleys with the Southern Alps almost always looming higher than the plane. In spite of the numerous clouds, the flight was spectacular and we were so glad we finally got to go. When we arrived in Milford, we were told...

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Oct 25, 2013 - Cruising Milford Sound

Fri., Oct.25th How can I describe the day? Magical, I guess. You know how it begins, dismal & grumpy, and then everything turns upside right! The day was cold and rainy. Clouds covered the mountain peaks and hung low in the valleys. Snow was predicted in the high altitudes, and we had a long bus ride (180 miles one way took us from 7 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) to look forward to, just to arrive at our destination: Milford Sound. And there was no guarantee we wouldn’t be turned back the last hour or so of our journey because of the weather. Vehicles...

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Shinns Down Under

Feb 28, 2013 - Queenstown and Milford Sound

Most of today was taken up with driving to the Fjordland area of the South Island (SW corner) and a cruise on Milford Sound. We were originally scheduled to go on a coach trio to Milford Sound but we unexpectedly ended up with a car in Queenstown so decided to drive ourselves and still do the cruise. Much more flexible that way. The drive from Queenstown to Milford Sound took about 5 hours with probably an hour or so of that taken up in stops for food and checking out various view points along the way. The drive goes through beautiful...

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Feb 23, 2013 - Milford Sound to Queenstown

Day 5 - Milford Track Today is our last day with Ultimate Hikes. We had the royal treatment by this fine outfitter. I highly recommend them to anyone wanting to do any of the "Great Walks" in New Zealand. Same morning procedure: make lunch, have breakfast. The difference is that we hand in our daypacks & sleep sheets. So now we had an orange bag (that was issued to us in the beginning) with all our belongings. The orange bag goes in the luggage bay of the bus on the way back to Queenstown, and when we go back to our hotel, we get to carry...

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Feb 19, 2013 - Milford, Fiordland

Today we drove from Te Anau to Milford in Fiordland. Fiordland takes up the south-west corner of New Zealand for a total of about 12,120 sq km. It is mostly uninhabited. There is only one road, going from Te Anau to Milford. The population at last census in 2001 was 48 people, probably all at Milford village. It is very rainy. The area receives 6,700 mm of rain per year, with rain falling on 200 days per year on average. But today was a nice, mostly sunny day for our scenic drive. The drive into Milford is an adventure in itself. We...

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Find Tom 5

Feb 17, 2013 - Fiordland National Park

Kia Ora... This morning we drove straight north approx. two hours from the quaint town of Te Anu to the Fiordland National Park. Fiordland National Park occupies the southwest corner of the South Island of New Zealand. Glaciers carved many deep fiords down here and the most famous here is Milford Sound. In fact, I just read that it has been judged the world's top travel destination and Rudyard Kipling called it the eighth Wonder of the World. The mouth of this fiord is at the Tasman Sea and is surrounded by sheer rock that rises 3900 feet...

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G'Day, Mates!

Feb 5, 2013 - Milford sounds by tiny airplane

Kia ora. Another early start. We had to meet our transfer coach for our day trip to Milford Sounds at 730 in the morning. The start of our journey was by coach,with many stops along the way. One lovely stop we made was at Te Apau where we had chance to stretch our legs and have a coffee. Another stop was at a mirror lake. This time we could see the mountains covered with the refreshed snow that had fallen the day before in the lake. So some lovely pictures were taken. Once we got toMilford Sounds we boarded the Milford Mariner for a cruise...

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June's Sabbatical

Jan 31, 2013 - Milford Sound

I am glad we made it to Milford Sound, which is actually a fjord.It was a long drive. I let the pictures speak for themselves. It was absolutely stunning ( would like to make the 4 day hike out there one of these days, the huts need to be booked way in advance).

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Andie Mini Trip 2012

Jan 25, 2013 - The Sounds: Milford, Dusky and Doubtful

We went through amazing Milford Sound, otherworldy at 7-8 am as the clouds descended over the placid water. Our ship slowly made its way through the inlet revealing waterfalls, dolphins, birds, small boats. Cold and drizzly, but really scenic. Dusky and Doubtful Sounds were pretty, but not as breathtaking as Milford. The ship meandered through the fjords for the whole relaxing day. We participated in a lot of shipboard activities (exercise, etc.) but kept looking out at the gorgeous scenery, too.

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Nov 12, 2012 - Milford Sound cruise

Nov. 13, 2012 The following are the thoughts and feelings of Greg as he explored Milford Sound aboard the ship. G was most impressed by the first waterfall he saw. He stated “It was tall and it splashed up after hitting a rock.” His other reflections on this trip are “It was nice, very, very nice.” Now I must admit that I asked him his opinion after we had done Doubtful Sound and even after we had arrived on Stewart Island. In all fairness, at the time we took the day cruise, he was impressed by the sight of the Sound and more impressed by...

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Jul 2, 2012 - Milford Sound

A sleepy, sleety start to today followed a cook up for breakfast care of David and Johnny. We were picked up at 11 by taxi and taken to the airport for a flight to Milford Sound. What an amazing treat. Our personal 9-seater plane swept over the southern NZ Alps and the chiseled snowy Alps were a sight to behold. I have taken many photos, none of which do the views any justice. Landing at Milford Sound, we promptly lined up to board our cruiser for a trip up and down the Fiords. WOW. We have been so lucky with the weather since we...

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May 11, 2012 - Milford Sound

We were excited to visit Milford Sound but then became even more eager for the visit when Susan told us the drive alone to Milford was well worth your time. We drove all the way in the first night, took a short cruise around the sound the next morning then slowly made our way back stopping at various points along the road. The views were pretty phenomenal, see for yourself.

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