May 15, 2010

Exploring Fiordland and the West Coast New Zealand

Filed under: Fishing Diary — Tags: , , — Henare @ 1:18 am

Gordy Watson was looking after Randy O’connor and his family on a Heli scenic exploration/fishing trip that would take us from Milford Sound up the coast to Haast and back to Queenstown via some back country rivers.

You haven’t seen rain until you see what it can do in Fiordland!! Milford Sound has been called the 8th wonder of the world and when you see the place after its been raining for a few days you will see why!!

Randy & Family had walked the Milford Track. Actually they had to be helicoptered out on the last day because of severe flooding and along with Brendan Thow we were the transfer back to Queenstown via a few special spots along the way.

Gordy, the wild west coast.

Randy O'connor and his family, the west coast of southern NZ

Isolation on the west coast NZ

The wild west coast, hut and Open fire, some good food and conversation...

Raining one minute, sunshine the next..

A brew and some nice food, pretty nice..

Exploring a deserted beach.

Sunshine 1 minute raining the next..

Getting away from the hustle and bustle...

The photos ran out about here, but beleive me the rest of the way back to Queenstown was pretty nice, calling in at the haast pub, then flying through to makarora and finding some trout and putting a couple on the bank to be released again. Then back to Queenstown about 4 hours after leaving Milford Sound. Heli exploration of the west coast NZ, if you want to over dose on scenery the this is for you!!

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