We climbed up Key summit in the late afternoon the clouds had predictably come over covering the mountains. At the top after a hard climb we could not see the amazing views promised just a lot of mist. Keeley's boots however did get a good workout. We stayed the night in a small campsite near Milford.
In the morning we rose early and made our way to the Sound. The sky for once was clear and blue after heavy rain all night. We stopped en-route at the chasm. We drove through the homer tunnel dug by hand and taking nearly twenty years a very cool tunnel, not much light at all due to the length of it. This was a very impressive waterfall probably due to the rain the day and night before. The cruise was good on a small boat with only a few people. Mitre peak was picturesque the most photographed place in New Zealand I took quite a few photos. The whole of Milford sounds was awe inspiring and worth its place as new Zealand's number one tourist attraction. Once again impossible to capture on camera, especially the imense scale. On our way out of Milford we picked up our first hitch hikers as we recognised them from the cruise. We would have felt very guilty leaving them behind. Seems the way to travel in New Zealand. Only a short journey back to Te anau we dropped off our hitchhikers before driving onto Queenstown.