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"Monkey Creek earns its fame for its beautiful crystal-clear glacial waters that come from the Southern Alps. The alpine water here is so pure, you can fill up your water bottle up here for a refreshing drink. In our opinion as professional photographers, Monkey Creek was definitely one of the most photogenic spots on the drive down from Te Anau to Milford Sound. PRO TIP: Do this stop in the morning or after 5pm to have this spot to yourself. Tour buses overrun Monkey Creek after 9 am!"
"A stop at the side of the road with amazing views of the mountains and the road winding its way through. Especially early in the morning when there is still fog around, it looks more than beautiful! Keas are known to hang out here so you might spot some."
"Beautiful pano views of mountains and streams. Popular tour bus stop. Watch out for the Kea!"

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This 10 Day New Zealand South Island Van Life Itinerary is the accumulation of HOURS of planning and research and includes an interactive map, directions and exact GPS coordinates of where to camp, stops and things to do, hiking and trail data, links to the best activities, best photo spots and times of day to shoot, where we ate, optional trip add ons and more in the form of a 10 day adventure itinerary! This is a mobile friendly itinerary so you can use it throughout your trip in real time. This is the exact itinerary we used this year with optional add ons along the way, and it works for Spring, Summer and Fall trips. We took all of our experience from our summer trip to New Zealand and our mishaps/what we wish we knew and compiled everything into this guide. The best part is as we go back to New Zealand again in the future, you’ll get access to all of our new information as well since these guides are synced with live updates! You’ll have it for life and can access it any time. Follow this guide exactly (weather and conditions permitting) for a guaranteed amazing set of experiences and vistas! Or, combine our insights with your own research to craft the trip of your dreams. Tag us in the photos you take - we'd love to see your experience! @theloverspassport
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