New Zealand Dreaming, Part 2

March 28, 2010 by  
Filed under Attractions, Enchanting Oceania, Nature

Continuing on my Photo Friday post last week, New Zealand Dreaming, I’d like to invite to continue our photographic journeys together through New Zealand’s South Island. This week, we travel from Mount Cook through to Queenstown, and we head towards Milford Sound, one of New Zealand’s premiere tourist attraction.

One of the views greeting us as we head South from Mount Cook

One of the views greeting us as we head South from Mount Cook

Another shot of that same lake

Another shot of that same lake

The view from a viewing-point at the edge of Queenstown

The view from a viewing-point at the edge of Queenstown

A view of The Remarkables mountain range

A view of The Remarkables mountain range

Queenstown, a very cozy resort-town

Queenstown, a very cozy resort-town

At the Queenstown harbor

At the Queenstown harbor

One of the stop on our way towards Te Anau

One of the stop on our way towards Te Anau

At the Mirror Lakes, a stop on the way to Milford Sound

At the Mirror Lakes, a stop on the way to Milford Sound

The 3-4 hours drive from Queenstown to Milford Sound is filled with such breathtaking views

The 3-4 hours drive from Queenstown to Milford Sound is filled with such breathtaking views

The ride takes us through mountaineous regions

The ride takes us through mountaineous regions

Finally, Milford Sound!

Finally, Milford Sound!

On hindsight, we would've loved to stay overnight here at Milford Sound – beautiful!

On hindsight, we would've loved to stay overnight here at Milford Sound – beautiful!

Back to Queenstown

Back to Queenstown

Queenstown, from the top

Queenstown, from the top


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Milford Sound in Photos

April 24, 2009 by  
Filed under Enchanting Oceania, Nature

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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