Tony Baldwin
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Gertrude Valley and Milford Sound

Surrounded by massive U-shaped granite walls carved by ancient glaciers, the Gertrude Valley offers one of New Zealand’s finest day walks. The views from the Gertrude saddle and above are simply breathtaking. On a clear day, Milford Sound and the Tasman Sea glisten thousands of feet below, encircled by the rugged ruptured peaks of the Darren mountains towering above.

Eglington Valley - Te Anau to Milford Road


Peaks near Key Summit (start of Routeburn)


Early morning - Darrens above Homer Hut


Alpine Tarn, Gertrude Saddle


Gertrude Saddle


Milford Sound from above Gertrude Saddle


Gertrude Valley + Black Lake


Blue ice


View of Darrens east of Barrier Ridge


Bubble ice


Mt Tutoko + Madeline


Lake Adelaide from Barrier Ridge


Mitre Peak (from Milford Road)


Milford Sound sea colours


Milford Sounds rock colours


Milford Sounds - toi toi


Darrens, from Milford Sound


Mt Tutoko (from Milford Rd)

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