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Fun 8

Milford Sound Cruise, then off to Wanaka Criffel Farmstay. Bye Glenorchy!

this morning, after bf, we packed our lugguges and drove to queenstown to meet our bus which will take us to milford sound. at about 730am, the bus arrived and the driver Adrian ("awesome with adrian")[yup, i thought he was a woman] started to take attendance and handed us the boarding cards for the cruise and our lunches onboard. he gave us an extra card, which P kept as a souvenir. along the bus ride, we stopped at a place called "the mirror lakes". the lakes were perfectly calm, just like a mirror. after this stop, we proceeded to milford sound cruise centre where we boarded the cruise.

we were given seats on the upper deck, and lunch was something like Subway with a cookie and a drink. during the cruise, a pair of dolphins were sighted and almost everyone started taking photos like they saw Loch Ness. the captain of the boat then brought us closer to one of the waterfalls, and showered some of the passengers with it. he then brought us near to the mouth of the milford sound, which will lead to the open ocean. suddenly, waves started to pick up and the cruise ship rolled side to side. the captain then made a U-turn and went the same way he came in. he slowly brought us back to the pier, where we then boarded the bus back to queenstown.

when we got back to queenstown, it was already dinner-time. we headed straight for the flamegrill restaurant that we saw the previous day. the place was packed. fortunately for us, a party of 6 did not show up, and we got the seats!we had our dinner there. then we took a short walk back to IMAX, and drove to wanaka criffel farmstay.

when we reached criffel, it was almost midnight. we could not locate our cabin, and drove around in circles until the lady owner spotted us and gave us the right directions. we unloaded our stuff and found that one of the rooms was filled with insects. we all spent the night in the main cabin instead. (did we play monopoly here on the first or second night???) i also booked the criffel explorer tour for the next day.


Posted by stanleyyeo 23:20 Archived in New Zealand Tagged milford_sound wanaka_criffel room_full_of_insects

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