We would prefer to self drive to Milford Sound from Te Anau, so that we could make our own scenic stops/hikes along Milford Road. My fiancé is into photography and wants to capture many of the beautiful sceneries of NZ. I feel if we go with a tour we will be on their time schedule.
I am hesitant though as I've read about the icy road conditions/avalanche possibilities.
Just wanted to hear the opinions of self-driving from Te Anau vs. coach in/out or even fly out option.