New Zealand Locations Guide

Short guides of what I liked and did not like about the many New Zealand locations that I visited. I said short guides so don't expect insider's tips and local's advices, just my honest opinion on each place that I visted in this amazing country. For thorough guides on almost every New Zealand areas, towns, national parks and much much more, go check out Backpackerguide.NZ

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Milford Sound

Milford Sound - South Island

Milford Sound Cruise
$55-80

Some of New Zealand’s most stunning scenery is found on this trip to Milford Sound! Sure, the cruise out on the fiord is pretty mind-blowing with the mountains towering high above you, but the drive towards Milford Sound was the more surprising to me. There are many little walks worth stopping at on the way, like the Mirror Lakes, the Chasm and Lake Gunn. Milford Sound was just the finale to a great trip! Look out for bottlenose dolphins and seals when taking the cruise out of the fiord. There are campsites in the national park, but if you are not staying in the park, be prepared for a long day on the road.