The other day we headed toward Milford Sound which is a ca 120 km trip. In Te Anau it was rainy and we were afraid that we cannot see anything. But after passing the Homer tunnel close to Milford Sound suddenly the sun was shining and clouds were gone! We couldn’t believe this, but it was true!
At a parking lot we saw kea parrots. They are very cute, however they love damaging the cars so we had to pay attention that they do not choose our car. At Milford Sound we took one of the numerous boats for a two hours tour.
The Sound is truly magnificent, high mountain peaks crashing directly down to the water with many waterfalls , some as high as 1000 meters and lots of fjord-like bays. Our skipper got us up close and personal with some of the waterfalls. In fact, if you were on the bow of the boat, you got soaked. We saw seals basking on the rocks. It is just beautiful. The landscape is majestic but everything depends on the weather. And we were lucky! Coming back to Te Anau it was rainy again!