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Milford Sound, Mt Cook, Rangitata

Milford Sound was beautiful. It was a long drive (4 hours one way) and our bus driver was extremely chatty, but the scenery was some of the most stunning we have seen in NZ. When we arrived we went on a boat cruise around the Sound – towering cliffs and many waterfalls running into the ocean. At one point the skipper dove the front of the boat into a huge waterfall! We also saw some super cute fur seals lounging around the rocks. We were lucky as Milford Sound is one of the rainiest places in NZ, but we had a day of brilliant sunshine. 

The next day we left Queenstown and went to Mt Cook. Our hostel was in a tiny village in a valley surrounded by huge mountains. We went on a 2 hour hike with our Stray buddies and bus driver, Postie, before relaxing back at the hostel. 
After one night we drove to Rangitata. Cordelia went on a horse trek (yay) but Kels sat out of this one after our last horse ride..! Then we spent the afternoon playing Articulate and card games, and the evening having a few drinks to celebrate the end of our stray adventure…


We have had a great few days in windy Wellington! We visited the renowned Te Papa museum of NZ and learnt heaps about volcanoes, earthquakes, Maori, and the extinct birds of NZ. We also went on the cable car to the planetarium and had our minds blown over the vastness of space! Spent Halloween with some hostel buddies in a few quirky bars listening to great live music – Cuba St and Courtenay Place are full of cool hipster bars. Our costumes consisted of scary eye make up and some $1 flashing skull head boppers! We’ve really enjoyed stopping here and ready for our ferry ride and the South Island early tomorrow morning 🙂 

Kels and Cordelia xxx