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Milford Track - Photos - New Zealand

We just got back yesterday from our 5 day hike of the Milford Track in New Zealand. We will do a blog entry with a written explanation of the hike but here are some photos.

Before we left for the hike we took the gondola ride in Queenstown. Here I am at the top. My niece Sofie may recognize this thing I'm holding. She made it and gave it to me before we left so I thought I'd take it around the world with us and get some photos of it in some amazing places.
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This is the view going up the gondola
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Couldn't believe this tree. Wow.
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Here's Lynette as we are about to get on the two and a half hour bus ride to the ferry for our Milford Track hike.
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This is us on the ferry ride. It took us to our first lodging of the hike.
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Our first lodge, the Glade House.
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You can actually drink from the rivers here! The water is so clear and pure, from the melting snow in the mountains above.
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About to begin the first day of actually hiking, or as they call it here "tramping"
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Lots of great swing bridges along the way.
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Lots of amazing waterfalls.
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Second day of hiking was very wet and cold. Here's Lynette about to enjoy a warm hot chocolate, or as they call it here "Milo" at our lunch stop.
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Lots of wet hikers trying to get warm in the lunch hut.
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Sutherland Falls, the 5th highest falls in the world.
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We saw some amazing birds including this kind, the Weka, which can not fly.

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We finally finished!
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What a great view we had from our hotel on the last night.
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Back in Queenstown last night we went to a local burger place called Fergburger which has the best burgers we've ever had. Here's Lynette snuggling up to one.
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Posted by schuckley 15:30 Archived in New Zealand Tagged backpacking Comments (6)

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