Doubtful Sound Tour

Doubtful Sound

We researched whether to do Doubtful Sound or Milford Sound and in the end, we did both. They are each majestic in their own way. 

Te Anau and Queenstown

Lake Te Anau

Te Anau and Queenstown are both gateway communities to Fiordland. Te Anau is smaller and quieter, and closer to Doubtful and Milford Sounds; Queenstown is larger, busier, and has other adventure activities. 



The TranzAlpine train journey was one our must-dos in New Zealand. It runs between Christchurch on the east coast and Greymouth on the west coast.

Abel Tasman National Park


We did a section of the Abel Tasman track. It’s one of the easier and more accessible of New Zealand’s Great Walks. And the area is known for good weather. 

WOW Museum and Classic Cars

wearable art and cars

WOW stands for World of WearableArt. The WOW Museum held wearable art winners of an annual international contest here in New Zealand. It also had a lot of fabulous classic cars.



Nelson is pleasant town close to Abel Tasman park and with a (now closed) interesting museum.



Zealandia is an urban ecosanctuary just outside Wellington and a great place to walk. We got there by taking the Wellington Cable Car up the hill then picking up the free shuttle.