Northern Fiordland National Park

by Julia Laporte November. 14, 2018 470 views

Neither of us had previously ventured this far North into the Fiordland National Park. The native bush that is unique to this Southern part of New Zealand is ancient and you can feel it. The flora’s intense shades of green never cease to amaze me.

The Mirror Lakes, which are rather pond-sized, give way to splendid impressions and reflections.

In addition to the beautiful lush greens we witnessed amazing views from the top of Key Summit, an easier 3 hour return track, accessible directly from Highway 94, that overlooks several valleys and mountain chains.

Lake Marian was another 3 hour return track that lets you scramble over rock, root and mud but which, weather permitting, rewards you with a view of the lake and surrounding mountains.

Last but not least, Milford Sound itself.

It was absolutely beautiful to see it up close, without having to go on one of the overcrowded cruises. The Foreshore Walk on the small peninsula provides unobstructed views of the iconic Mitre Peak and its surroundings.

Key Summit Track

Key Summit Track

Key Summit Track

Key Summit Track

Key Summit Track

Key Summit Track

Key Summit Track

Key Summit Track

Key Summit Track

Key Summit Track

Key Summit Track

Key Summit Track

Key Summit Track

Key Summit Track

Key Summit Track

Key Summit Track

Lake Marian Track

Lake Marian Track

Lake Marian

Lake Marian

Bowen Falls

Bowen Falls

The inquisitive Keas

The inquisitive Keas

The mighty Milford Sound

The mighty Milford Sound

Misty mountains after Homer Tunnel

Misty mountains after Homer Tunnel

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Heike 1 year, 4 months ago

My godness, this landscape is breathtaking!! Wonderful shots!

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Julia Laporte Replied to Heike 1 year, 4 months ago

The large variety of the landscape and the people are the reason that New Zealand is still my favourite country. <3

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Rafael 1 year, 4 months ago

#14 Wow

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Julia Laporte Replied to Rafael 1 year, 4 months ago

In the morning we had poor visibility. Definitely glad we went back in the late afternoon to see what the views were like then...

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