Tag: Fjordland

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Great kiwi driving routes: the Southern Scenic Route

New Zealand, I have found, has named its highways very appropriately. There’s the Surf Highway with great surf beaches, or the Forgotten World Highway, that looks like Jurassic Park (with a forgotten republic thrown in there, just for kicks). This article is about the Southern Scenic Route, and let me tell you, the route really lives up to its name. Read more →

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Campsite review: Cascade Creek DOC campsite, Fjordland

There are quite a few campgrounds in the Fjordland region, most of which are along the long stretch of Milford Road before the start of the mountains. Camping on one of these sites is a great way to break up a road trip to Milford Sound while staying in a very remote area and enjoying stunning landscapes around you. It’s… Read more →

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Travel photo: Mitre Peak, Fjordland

Mitre Peak is probably the number one star attraction of Milford Sound. The mountain was named after bishops’ headwear due to its shape resembling that of a mitre. At 1692 metres it towers high over the fjord on the South Island of New Zealand. Milford Sound is a UNESCO World Heritage site and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors per… Read more →

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