We will be in Queenstown this September and want to visit Milford Sound. We are thinking of driving to Te Anau and staying the night there.
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.