Milford Sound


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Published: March 11th 2011
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We’re told that Milford Sound gets 200+ days of rain a year. So the odds were certainly in favour of the rain, and that’s what we got for the most part. That’s not necessarily a bad thing though. The drive to Milford Sound in the rain was absolutely spectacular, possibly one of the best drives in the World. The road carves through the mountains and you are surrounded by sheer rock faces that are covered in temporary waterfalls. The rain made taking photos difficult so we didn’t do it justice at all, but we just enjoyed the experience. One afternoon the rain stopped long enough for us to take a cruise out into the Sound. We had a two for one deal through our car rental so it was actually pretty good value.

There are also tons of stops along the road where you can take short walks to viewpoints and the weather actually wasn’t that bad once we got a little farther down the road from the Sound. The other great thing about the Milford Road is that there are about 10 DOC campsites along the way which made for good cheap accommodation. We are starting to get a little tired of the rain though. It seems that no matter how good the weather is during the day it always rains a bit at night which means we’re always packing up our tent wet the next morning. Our tent has probably only been completely dry for about 2 hours out of the past several days.



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11th March 2011
Milford sound umbrella

Wow - what an atmospheric shot!
11th March 2011
Milford sound umbrella

Amazing Photo!

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