Thursday, 28 March 2013

The Fiordlands

Milford Sound is one of the wettest places in New Zealand and is therefore green all year long. It's one of the biggest tourist destinations on the South Island and can be reached by car or (private charter) plane; we chose to go by car.

I think the drive down is as good as the actual destination. At almost any time of year you can see snow covered peaks surrounding you, cattle and sheep grazing, rushing rivers, cliffs and frozen waterfalls! The following pictures were all taken on the same day just to show you how different New Zealand looks within a 4 hour drive!

There is also a bird called the Kea who is said to be the smartest bird on Earth and causes loads of trouble because of its sneakiness! They're illegal to kill, love sitting in the middle of roads, demand snacks from you when you pull over near them, and if you leave your car doors open and walk away they will jump inside the car and destroy everything with their sharp claws and pointy beak. Dave thought it might like some crisps, and Chris decided my sandwich was the perfect thing to feed it.

After a bit more driving down single lane roads at 70% decline we finally arrived at Milford Sound! I'll put photos of it up tomorrow as I think this would be a behemoth of a post that not many people would enjoy :) TTFN! (Ta-ta for now, Tigger style)

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