Isnin, 31 Oktober 2011

Jalan Jalan New Zealand 3 : Queenstown - Milford Sound

 Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim

The drive from Queenstown to Te Anau took about 2.5 to 3 hour drive one way. We started our journey around 5am and arrive in Te Anau at 8am. Further 2.5 hour from Te Anau to Milford Sound. Prepare at least for 5 hour drive to return back to Queenstown if you need to head back to Queenstown for the night. Please be aware that there is no petrol station from Te Anau to Milford Sound. 

Milford Sound situated in the Fiordland National Park and runs 15km from Tasman Sea to Dale Point. Along sides of the Milford Sound are rocky hills with its highest peak called The Elephant that stands at 1517m high. When we were there it was raining heavily, and we couldn’t see much because of the fog. Due to the rain, there are hundreds of waterfalls running down the rocky wall. There are two permanent waterfalls that are known to have run down through Milford Sound. The Lady Bowen Falls and the Stirling Falls.
 





There are car parking area near the Milford Sound centre. You can either book your tour package beforehand or you can walked in. We bought our ticket at the centre and did a 1.5hour tour.
 
The tickets

On our way to Te Anau

Wind Farm



The Team...

At the Centre

Boarding...

After rain waterfalls....







Lady Bowen Falls



Stirling Falls



The route from Milford Sound to Te Anau was a scenic one, driving through mountainous landscape with patches of glacier, its a beautiful scene.






Te Anau Downs


Back to Queenstown




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