This post – Real Journeys Milford Sound Scenic Boat Cruise – is part of our series of posts on experiencing Fiordland National Park.
This post – Milford Sound Road: Self-Drive – is part of our series of posts on experiencing Fiordland National Park.
Around the world, Fiordland is most widely recognized for its astounding collection of fiords. Fiordland National Park is 1.2 million hectares of glaciers, alpine ranges, lakes, fjords, and rainforest environments. Gain an understanding and appreciation of the vastness of this immaculate environment by land, sea, and air. Or, if all else fails, check Fiordland out
Unless you are staying within the boundaries of Fiordland National Park at a campsite, hut, or the Milford Sound Lodge, you will likely be staying in either Te Anau or Manapouri when visiting Fiordland National Park.
Multiple Kiwis recommended The Catlins, part of the Southern Scenic Route themed highway, as a ‘hidden gem’ in New Zealand. A place a bit more off-the-beaten path but well worth visiting.
The Otago Peninsula is home to an abundance of interesting wildlife. Notably: the Blue Penguins (Kororā) at Pukekura, the Yellow Eyed Penguin (Hoiho), and the Royal Albatross.
Dunedin is a quirky fun-loving city on the South Island of New Zealand. Stop in Dunedin before and after heading out on the Otago Peninsula to soak up the views and spot wildlife.
Oamaru is known for its Victorian precinct and steampunk. We also enjoyed the neighboring Otago coast and its great oceanfront freedom camping options.
The Central Otago region – including the towns of Bannockburn and Cromwell – produces award winning Pinot Noirs and is home to over eighty wineries.