Milford Sound in Photos

Back to New Zealand again this week to highlight one of my favorite part of the journey there, the famed Milford Sound.

The 3-4 hour bus ride from Queenstown was quite eventful, with numerous photo stops along the way. We passed by the Mirror Lakes, Te Anau and went through Homer’s Tunnel before finally reaching the Milford harbor. It was definitely a great sight to be sure, but I do wish we had more time to spend there through the night, kayaking, snorkeling and the likes. There were also seals (and sometimes dolphins, but we didn’t get to see any) lazily tanning away on a piece of rock by the side. Wished we could have swam with them, but then again I got to that in Kaikoura. Another time another story!


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About the Author. Nikolas Tjhin. A graphic and web designer in its previous incarnation, Nik’s journeyman career has seen him do work for various creative studios in Wisconsin, Minneapolis, Singapore and Jakarta. Now, he’s settled down for the time being and focusing his efforts on Unearthing Asia.


6 Comments on "Milford Sound in Photos"

  1. marina villatoro on Fri, 24th Apr 2009 6:56 pm 

    these pictures don’t look real. it looks like a set from the lord of the rings with a lot of effects!!!!! what a magical site.
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  2. jen on Sat, 25th Apr 2009 9:41 pm 

    What beautiful pictures. The second picture is the type of photo I would love to frame!

  3. Nik on Sun, 26th Apr 2009 3:06 am 

    Thanks! :) Magical was definitely the right word. I can’t remember how many times during my NZ trip when I simply smiled and said to myself.. Whoa, this is SO LotR!! I brought some postcards from there as well that was even more breathtaking. Definitely worth framing..

  4. Dominique on Thu, 30th Apr 2009 1:02 am 

    Amazing to see the seals so close up!

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