Monday, 16 December 2013

Day 7 South Island: Milford Sound

We started our journey from Queenstown to Milford Sound early Friday morning.
Distance: 287km
Time: 3 hrs 26 mins  
Stopped at Te Anau town for a pit stop and to confirm our accomodation at Te Anau Holiday Park @ $125. Then it was onwards to Milford Sound.The Milford road, part of SH94 is one of the most scenic routes in the Southern Alps. The road passes through unspoiled mountain landscapes and lush greenery.

Places of interest along the way:
- Te Anau Lake
- Mirror Lakes
- The Chasm
- Homer Tunnel

Make sure you have a full tank of petrol from Te Anau as there are no petrol stations along the way except at MS.

Supposedly 'mirror like' reflection on the lake surface on a calm day 

Look Out Point Along the Way

The view
The journey through Fiordland National Park

Views along the way

Mountains around Homer Tunnel

Homer Tunnel through solid mountain rock. Single lane road hence the traffic lights.
The other side of the tunnel. Look closely and you will see the tunnel in the left middle of the pic
Finally after a long journey we have arrived!
Ferry terminal
Our boat, the 'Mitre Peak'. Small boat is able to get closer to the edge of the mountains
Boats at the Ferry Terminal
Like icebergs, major part of the mountains in the fiord are underwater. It is very deep.

Siesta time for seals. Warm bed of rock in midday sunshine

See how close the boat gets to the waterfall


Dinner at pizza joint in Te Anau

Te Anau Lake early in the monrning.

No comments:

Post a Comment