ok we got lucky overall. Some folks go to New Zealand and it rains every day. We had amazing weather until Friday. It rained all night Thursday evening and was still raining Friday morning when we got up. This was our day to drive to Milford Sound which was a 2-hour drive there followed by a 2-hour boat trip and a 2-hour trip back. We thought about canceling but decided to do it. Milford Sound is a "must see" in New Zealand. Milford Sound is a fjord in the South Island, is New Zealand's #1 destination and is listed as one of the 8 wonders of the world. The rain did't get better..it got worse as the day wore on. When we arrived we couldn't see anything and thought of not going on the boat but decided what the heck...so we went and we were so glad we did. The weather was awful but it was still an amazing place. Milford gets 300 inches of rain per year and this day was no different. There were literally 1000's of waterfalls everywhere. It was beautiful and amazing.