In 2010, my family embarked on our South Island adventure. Along the way, we rode the luge at Queenstown and saw the glow worms at Te Anau but the highlight of our trip was walking the Milford Track.
Known as the ‘finest walk in the world,’ the Milford Track offers trampers (hikers) the opportunity to traverse through glacier carved mountains, valleys and forests.
A city girl my whole life, I was in awe. Avalanche paths. Endless waterfalls. Native bird sightings. Snow capped mountains and forests. One moment, we approached a cloud. Next, we were walking in the thick of it and then looked down on the cloud from the summit.
Reaching the summit was an experience I will never forget. It made us reflect on how far we had come.
Blisters. Mosquito bites. Heavy packs. Impossibly sore muscles. One proud grin on my face. We made it.
53.5 kilometers. 4 days. 1 incredible experience.
Additional information can be found on this website: http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/fiordland/northern-fiordland/milford-track/