Tales from the Trails
If you're like me and love to travel, explore and adventure then maybe you've had the same experience when planning your travels - "I just don't get how it all works!". I've always found blogs helpful in my planning and so hopefully these will help you too - they've been written from our own experiences and from some of the interest areas and frustrations that other travellers have expressed to us in the past. Grab a cuppa and take a look!
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Our latest tales
When is the best time to go hiking in NZ?
One of the best ways to explore New Zealand is on by foot.
Top 4 Kepler Track Day Walks
The Kepler Track is located alongside the beautiful lakeside resort of Te Anau, and is one of New Zealand’s Premier Great Walks.
Top 10 Fiordland Hiking photos
We’ve had a cracker of a summer season here in Fiordland so far with some incredible weather.
Fiordland’s flora – a Fiordland hiker’s guide
Fiordland’s tumultuous weather is what gives the region its unique character, helping to shape the types of native flora Fiordland is famous for.
Five reasons why we love New Zealand’s Kea Bird
Along the Milford Road, Kea sightings have increased a heap over the last few years.
A Local’s Guide to the Ultimate Milford Sound Itinerary
A World heritage destination to rival the world’s best, it pays to plan your Milford Sound itinerary carefully.
Your Fiordland Guidebook
Wondering what to do when you visit Fiordland?Fiordland National Park is without a doubt one of the most stunning corners of our backyard.
Fiordland Personality Nomination!
We have been announced as finalists for the 2015 Destination Fiordland Regional Tourism Personality of the Year Awards! Yes both of us - Steve and Kate Norris.
Bringing the birds back on our Milford Sound guided walks
Guests on our Milford Track and Milford Sound trips have been noticing a cheeky new addition to the welcome party at Milford Sound Lodge, where we operate our pick-ups.
Fiordland’s top 3 Great Walks
Luckily, those of us who live in Fiordland are well-aware of its natural wonders, and although we would sometimes love to keep this untouched slice of paradise all to ourselves,...
Pros and Cons of Milford Sound in Winter
The months of May to September mark winter in Fiordland and Milford Sound.