Milford Sound- Chris was Right!

Milford Sound- Chris was Right!

Nestled in the southwest region of New Zealand’s South Island is Fjordland National Park. It’s home to many fiords, the most popular being Milford Sound.

Although we usually steer away from touristy bits, Chris pushed us to purchase a one day cruise through Milford Sound. Being the Budget Nazi that I am, I pushed against spending the $70 NZD for the cruise but eventually gave in as Chris argued that this would be one of the greatest highlights of the trip.

Boy was he right!

(and I don’t say that very much)

It’s almost impossible to talk about New Zealand without mentioning this magnificent region. It is an absolute treasure, and while we tried to capture the beauty on camera it doesn’t begin to do it justice.

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View of the Sound from the parking lot.

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Our little Milford cruise ship

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Prepping for an epic ride

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After 5 straight days of rain, the sun showed up today!

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Click to enlarge panoramic!

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Feels like a scene from Jurassic Park

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Waterfalls for days

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If you look close, you can see a yellow kayak to the middle right of the picture- shows how massive everything really is here

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Stirling Falls

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Chris snapping what would be epic shots!

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Double Rainbow!! What does it mean?

Beyond the physical beauty of the surrounding fiords, there were also heaps of wildlife. Chris was able to snap a few epic shots!

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Heaps of dolphins alongside the boat… can you believe this shot?

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Seal covered rocks

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Baby seal getting his afternoon nap

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Heading back in from the Tasman Sea

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Doesn’t get much better than this!

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Posted by on February 3, 2015

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