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Nomad’s Guide to South Island, New Zealand

Cut off in the Sounds

Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound, in Fiordland National Park, are two of the most breath taking places on the south island.

Doubtful Sound is cut off from every inch civilization and the fog, scenery and silence will take over your senses. While the wildlife in the area is magnificent, you can’t see much since the only way to access the area is through a guided tour. I would recommend an overnight trip to the Sound, as that and only that can give you the best experience.

Milford Sound on the other hand is fairly well connected and the drive from Te Anau (a gem in itself), can be one of the most delightful road trips you could take in New Zealand. On the way to the Sound, you will find gorgeous spots to stop by, hike or just have a lazy picnic. I would recommend the Mitre Peak hike in Milford Sound for its diverse scenery. Keep an eye out for the extremely naughty Kea, world’s only alpine parrot.

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15 comments

  1. A place I have yet to make it to. I so look forward to going to one day though, especially for views like that! (:

  2. I’m a New Zealander and I don’t think there is a more magical place on earth!

  3. never really had a huge desire to travel there, but seems pretty awesome! 🙂

  4. mm

    Manan you have really stoked my fire again – that might sound rashly inappropriate but you know what I mean 😛
    lovely pictures too…

  5. I was so close (when in Australia)… but never made it here. Maybe one day. Thanks for linking up to #SundayTraveler again.

  6. This country is just very beautiful ! Its the best place I have been to until now in my life
    It is just heaven on earth! 🙂 🙂

  7. New Zealand is just so amazing. I feel like I would need a whole year to explore the country properly.

    • NZ certainly is magnificent Adelina! I met many people in New Zealand who were living there for over a year on a working holiday visa, working for 3-4 days of the week and travelling for the rest. Seemed like the best way to see New Zealand for a prolonged time and on an economical budget.

  8. New Zealand is always been my fascination….I will definitely visit there to the land of wonders..

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