Caitlins – Milford Sound: Buttloads of tourists…or not?

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Te Anau After windy Surat Bay, I drove along the coast to Te Anau. Where famous sounds where. You know...the Milford Sound and Doubtful sound. Te Anau was a really beautiful place with a beautiful lake and the sounds in the background. It was a little town, that mostly popular was in summer because now it was almost desserted. But no worries, without the tourists it was even more beautiful :-)

The next day I headed to Milford Sound. 120 km to the Sound and 120 km back. The highway to Milford sound dates back to the 1930's but I was happy it gave me the opportunity to go there. I also wanted to go to Doubtful Sound but that was almost impossible (unless you have lots of money ;).

Milford Sounds

On the way to Milford Sound[/caption] The Lonely Planet warned me about the big buses headed to Milford Sound. They told me to avoid the mornings and late afternoons. But ofcourse I didn't listen. In Te Anau it was pretty much desserted, so Milford Sound would be the same, right? I was totally wrong!! Lots of big buses, especially chinese. Yeah, chinese are pretty much everywhere. But in the end, I did a pretty good job of avoiding them. Cheers for me. :-)Milford Sounds And it was a pretty amazing view. I didn't do a boattrip to see the sounds upclose but the drive was well worh it. Alrighty and now back to Te Anau. Another 120 km's and after that heading to the party and ski town called: QUEENSTOWN!.....


Jessica de Heij

I'm a dutch blogger who has the travelbug but i'm currently doing a internship in New Zealand. Read all about my adventures in kiwi land.



0 # Rome and Ice 2012-12-13 13:19
Could you please quantify the term "buttloads" for me, Jessica, lol. I always say 30 is the buttload number. 30 or more people is buttloads of people. I have friends,family and colleagues that argue that notion with me all the time, though.
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0 # Derek Freal 2012-12-04 03:21
Great photos! But what is it about the Doubtful Sound that makes it so much more expensive than Milford sound?
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