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Cycling the South Island of NZ – Part 3 -Queenstown to Te Anau (and Milford Sound)

On our final morning in Queenstown, we rode on the Queenstown Track to the boat dock for the Steamship Earnshaw for another ride to Walter’s Peak.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This is the track leaving Walters Hill heading towards Malvora Lakes

This time we cycled off the boat and on to the dirt track to Malvora Lakes where we had our first DOC (Department of Conservation) camping experience.

This was a very secluded and pretty campsite at Malvora Lakes.


We had a lovely night at a primitive campsite, but it was sure hard to get out of bed the next morning and start riding due to the cold. My favorite memory of the night was watching a movie in our tent because we didn’t feel like making a fire and sitting outside in the cold.

We arrived in Te Anau in good time and splurged/warmed up in a dorm room at a campsite. We made reservations for the bus/cruise to Milford Sound and went to bed early. My biggest memory about this place was the dirty kitchen at the campground.

The bus ride and cruise to Milford Sound gave our legs a nice rest, our eyes a scenic feast, and Eric a bad case of motion sickness. Mostly we relaxed and enjoyed someone else being in charge of our day. Milford Sound is spectacular and the trip was worth it.

One of the many beautiful sites from the cruise in Milford Sound.