Can anyone suggest improvements on this itinerary to Fiordland from Queenstown?
I'm not sure whether we should stay a night at Milford Sound and do either kayaking or the Gertrude Valley walk the next day, or spend both nights in Te Anau which would be easier and do say the first day of the Kepler track or another walk on day 3. Can anyone compare and say which has the most spectacular scenery of a day hike we could do in the area?
Or would it be better to drive all the way to Milford Sound on day 1 and do an early morning cruise the next day?
We would like to get to Queenstown by the end of day 3 but this isn't essential as we will have another 2/3 nights there.
Day 2. Fri 28/12/2007. Drive to Milford Sound. Stops and photos, key summit walk/Lake Marion walk. Late afternoon Milford Sound Cruise e.g. 3.45pm Encounter Nature Cruise to avoid the crowds. Stay Milford Sound Lodge. Driving 2.5 hrs.
3. Sat 29/12/2007. Gertrude Valley walk 4-6 hrs. Drive to Queenstown. Drop car Queenstown. Stay Queenstown. Driving 4.5 hrs.