Finally, after two years of weather spotting, we walked the famous Milford Track “off season”.
Milford Track is probably the most famous track in New Zealand. It is located in Fiordland – the beautiful land of contrast. It is also the region that’s notorious of its rainfall, cold temperature, and sand flies. During the warmer months, there’s a booking system in place because so many people near and far want to walk the track each year. Kiwi Bird and I wanted to do it “off season” for many reasons, and finally found the perfect weather for doing it in May. You can find very good info on Milford Track on the DOC website.
I’m very glad I get to show you these photos. I nearly lost 3+ days worth because the extreme cold temperature killed my camera battery at one stage and caused a data writing error. Luckily Kiwi Bird who’s wonderful with computers salvaged the files from the memory card. We talked to other trampers who previously tramped in wintery Patagonia and Nepal. When I said “brrrr” to them, I was surprised to hear them tell me Fiordland in May felt just as cold if not colder… And we had sunshine with us for 4 days!