Te Anau, New Zealand

In October 2006 we did a trip to New Zealand starting with a few days in the North Island covering Aukland and Rotorua. From Rotorua we flew to Blenheim in the South Island via Wellington.The bulk of the trip covered the South Island starting from Blenheim and driving around the island anti-clockwise visiting Picton, Nelson, Punakaiki, Hokitika, Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier, Lake Matheson, Haast, Queenstown, Te Anua, Milford Sound, Dunedin, Moeraki, Oamaru, Mount Cook and finishing in Christchurch.

On our return drive from Milford Sound to Te Anau we stopped at Mirror Lakes. We had stopepd here on the way to Milford Sound but the conditions were a little windy and the water was rough so no mirror effect. Conditions this time were somewhat better so we did at least get some good reflections but not perfect.

We arrived in Te Anau and took a walk down by the shore of Lake Te Anau. It was really beautiful with the large lake and the snow capped mountains in the background.

We stayed at a fabulous Fiordland Lodge Te Anau which was a large wooden built complex with beautiful rustic wooden interior and stone fireplaces. The main lounge had an incredible panoramic view out over Lake Te Anau.

We had dinner at the Fiordland Lodge which was really excellent and all washed down with a very nice New Zealand Rippon Pinot Noir.

As evening fell the sky was really stunning with interesting herring-bone patterns of cloud streaking across.




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