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.
Welcome to our travelblog page. We initally called ourselves "AfricaBound" because we spent a year traveling around Africa from August 2007 to August 2008. At that time, little did we even think that we could go on another extended trip. Somehow through much perseverance and determination we were able to save up for yet another extended trip, this time as sort of a honeymoon. Our current itinerary has us traveling from July 2010 until December 2011 through Central Asia, China, New Zealand, Australia and then back up to SE Asia, Nepal, India and then finally Japan.
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