Saturday, May 28, 2011


Doubtful Sound is the second largest of the 14 fiords in Fiordland National Park and is three times longer and 10 times larger than Milford Sound. We visited Doubtful Sound with Real Journeys. They operate everything professionally , our bus driver & nature guide are so friendly & informative. We had a really great time!


Morning departure by Real Journeys coach for the drive through to Lake Manapouri, NZ’s 5th largest lake & one of the most beautiful. The whole experience took about 8 hours, with a 45 minute boat ride across Lake Manapouri to the stop where we got on a bus and traveled across Wilmot Pass to the spot where we got on the cruise and spent 3 hours going around the sound and experiencing the beauty and peace the sounds have to offer before heading back on the bus to the Manapouri power station for a tour of the facility and then back on a boat back to Manapouri


Milford Sound is one of a 'must visit' places in the South Island. It's a fjord located within Fiordland National Park & can be reached from Te Anau. We had already booked a Southern Discoveries cruise at 3.45pm. And here are the photos!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


The next day turned out to be gorgeous and wind-free. We're heading to Te Anau via Cromwell. The road to Cromwell has many photo opportunities, it lead us through Lindis Pass & a lot of pristine lakes along the way.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


At 3 PM we continued our way to Lake Tekapo, it was the most beautiful blue lake i've ever seen but the sky wasn't good enough for us to take some pictures. Luckily we spent the night there & I was hoping the sky would be better the next day
Lake Tekapo


After the 6 hour drive from Christchurch, we visited the DOC Visitor Centre


It was a chilly afternoon in Christchurch, from the airport we picked our rental car then made our way to Cathedral Square. The city was preparing for The World Busker Festival that was gonna be held on the next day. Too bad we weren't able to watch a single busker because we had to leave the city & make our way to Mount Cook early in the morning.
White tent for The Busker Festival