Travel Blogs from Te Anau, New Zealand

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Doubtful Today, Te Anau, New Zealand travel blog

Doubtful Today

A travel blog entry by mtrmsd

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... , the DOC website (I think I linked it in the last entry) has more on the takahe, the fiords, and a lot more interesting stuff. I won't be posting pictures for a few days. The only place I can upload from in Te Anau just closes whenever they want ...

Straight off of 90210, Te Anau, New Zealand travel blog

Straight off of 90210

A travel blog entry by mtrmsd

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... . They went together and I went in a single kayak and we followed the shore. Lake Manapouri is much more interesting than Lake Te Anau. This was my second time on Lake Manapouri (the first being on the way to Doubtful Sound). This trip was very calm ...

Milford Sound, Te Anau, New Zealand travel blog

Milford Sound

A travel blog entry by mtrmsd

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Two updates in two days. This is unheard of! Actually I've just done a lot in the past two days between Doubtful and Milford. Today I woke up kind of groggy and wondering if I wanted to even get up to go ot Milford. Would they reschedule if I just ...

Doubtful Sound cruise, Manapouri, New Zealand travel blog

Doubtful Sound cruise

A travel blog entry by rich

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... sky, and the dark clouds. Such diversity. It had been a near perfect day, and it wasn't over yet. Charlotte had to drive 20km to Te Anau for the nearest cash machine, and asked if I wanted to go as well and grab a bite to eat. So we found a nice pub ...

Te Anau Life, Te Anau, New Zealand travel blog

Te Anau Life

A travel blog entry by mtrmsd

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... cast and crew frequented the Redcliffe and Muzza, the chef, is still working there. He said that when Liv Tyler walked into the 4 star Te Anau Hotels and Villas (owned by the same guy as the Luxmore Hotel that I work at) she refused to stay and then had ...

A year on..., Lake Gunn, New Zealand travel blog

A year on...

A travel blog entry by paulandciara

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Well, we left home a year ago today and now here we are in New Zealand with just 5 weeks until we're home. Today we left Invercargill and after a boring drive from Dunedin south, we took the advise of the guy who owned our campsite and took a scenic ...

Te Anau, Te Anau, New Zealand travel blog

Te Anau

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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... and for once the local seemed happy, even glad that the tourist were there. After chatting to a lady at the hostel it seems that Te Anau lives for the tourist season and when its over the town is dead. No wonder they liked us. We passed a shop and both ...

A Day Off, Te Anau, New Zealand travel blog

A Day Off

A travel blog entry by mtrmsd

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... run into a little outdoor aviary along the way to the gates. Fishing and reading may be what I do to kill time in Te Anau. Now that I have a library card, this will be much easier. I've already reread Howard Zinn's Declarations of Independence, which ...

Te Anau - Via Milford Sound, Te Anau, New Zealand travel blog

Te Anau - Via Milford Sound

A travel blog entry by loudan1979

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People (are Strange), Te Anau, New Zealand travel blog

People (are Strange)

A travel blog entry by mtrmsd

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... take with me. Lately I've been looking at cars because then I will be able to take everything with me. Instead of staying in Te Anau until May, I will probably leave around December or January to head for Nelson at the top of the South Island and do ...

Kepler Track, Milford Road, Fiordland, South Island, New Zealand travel blog

Kepler Track

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... lakeside views from the M hut were breathtaking, but alas the sandflies kept us from enjoying the vista indefinitely. We drove into Te Anau to refuel and then took the Milford Road about 50km before stopping for the night for car camping. After the ...

Te Anau, Te Anau, New Zealand travel blog

Te Anau

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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... the epic assent. We wound our way up the mountain, through the rain forest, occasionally treated to an ever improving view of Te Anau and its surroundings. Not without some considerable effort we made it above the tree line and onto the top of the ...

Doubtful Sound, Doubtful Sound, New Zealand travel blog

Doubtful Sound

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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... Wilmot pass, Lake Manapouri and then the coach back to Ta Anau. It was a very long day but well worth it. I just hope that New Zealand realize that this is a very special place and don't turn it into a free for all. Milford Sound was beautiful but it ...

The Kepler Track, Te Anau, New Zealand travel blog

The Kepler Track

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... proud of us for making it without any arguments or tears!  The huts on the Great Walks and in other places around New Zealand are managed by DOC (Department of Conservation) and are really great.  They have big bunk rooms, kitchen areas and if ...

The mighty Milford Sound, Te Anau, New Zealand travel blog

The mighty Milford Sound

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... of the place as we sat and fed.   After the hike, it was time to head out to Queenstown the adventure capital of New Zealand. After arriving and locating the first caravan park in Queenstown and being told it was $25 each!! per night to pitch our ...

The sound of silence., Doubtful Sound, New Zealand travel blog

The sound of silence.

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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... . We boarded our first boat on Lake Manapouri. I had stayed by the lake before; it is one of my favourite places in New Zealand as it is genuinely quiet and tranquil, and its moods change so dramatically. We started off viewing eerie shadows of mountains ...

Heading South to the Sounds, Te Anau and Milford Sound, New Zealand travel blog

Heading South to the Sounds

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... get really bad by Thursday so thought the further south we got the better asap. Started the lovely drive down towards the main town - Te Anau. Along the way, find flossy in a rather large formation of sheep - see photo! Stopped on the way at another ...

Doubtful Sound, Te Anau, Manapouri and Doubtful Sound, New Zealand travel blog

Doubtful Sound

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... camera. Got back late as spent so long watching dolphins etc (guide was v relaxed about it all). Had been raining all day in Te Anau! Back to the van and decided to drive up to Queenstown as needed internet and to do some more work on Oz application ...

Reflections from the road  of the way thru, Te Anau, New Zealand travel blog

Reflections from the road of the way thru

A travel blog entry by duke_schewe

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... miss -20 or worse. I don't miss waking up in the dark and leaving work in the dark. The 10 pm sunsets in December here in New Zealand has been a pleasant surprise to say the least. I don't miss TV but I do miss movies and the odd round of video games on ...

The Kepler Ache, Te Anau, New Zealand travel blog

The Kepler Ache

A travel blog entry by mtrmsd

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Thursday afternoon Chris and I set off to endure a struggle through the Kepler Track-one of DOC's three Great Walks of New Zealand. Day one involved a walk along the shore of Lake Te Anau and after about two hours ascended into beech forest. Zig zagging ...

Work, etc., Te Anau, New Zealand travel blog

Work, etc.

A travel blog entry by mtrmsd

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I'm tired. I've worked a few twelve hour days and waking up at five AM isn't my idea of fun. I've been working in the buffet picking up dishes and I've been portering. "What's portering", I asked a few weeks ago. The response was something ...

Dolphins and Hypothermia, Tuatapere, New Zealand travel blog

Dolphins and Hypothermia

A travel blog entry by anatkramer

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From Stewart Island back to Invercargil but this time to Sheryl's house for the night. There were many people there so we had a private wine & cookie party in our tents in the yard. Then it was off to the hump ridge track - a three day, privately owned ...

Fiordland, Te Anau, New Zealand travel blog

Fiordland

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... etc. cool as we drive from place to place, stopping for a picnic lunch somewhere along the way. (Kris warned me that New Zealand has a high incidence of food poisoning for some reason which I could understand when eggs aren't refrigerated in the shops! ...

NZ's most scenic highway, DOC campsite, Milford Road, South Island, New Zealand travel blog

NZ's most scenic highway

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... driving down the Milford Road. Fuel here was relatively expensive at 175 per litre so we were glad to have filled up in Te Anau (which was still more expensive than Queenstown at 140). There were three walks to do around the town, but the waterfall ...

Dunedin to Te Anau, Te Anau, New Zealand travel blog

Dunedin to Te Anau

A travel blog entry by tonyandsarah

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... , unfortunately the wind wasn't strong for them to fly, but we did see some seals so that made up for it. We then headed across country to Te Anua. We made it to Te Anua late on in the day ready for our jaunt over to Milford sound the following ...

Te Anau, Te Anau, New Zealand travel blog

Te Anau

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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... spoilt by ducks, we were advised by the drive to shoot the ducks first so that we could get really good photos. We arrived at Te Anau and our accommodation; it was great we each got a room to ourselves. Not massive rooms, but big enough for a single ...

Your oxen died while fjording the river ..., Te Anau, New Zealand travel blog

Your oxen died while fjording the river ...

A travel blog entry by jwatson

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We headed south to Te Anau after Queenstown because it's the jumping-off point for excursions to Milford Sound. Te Anau itself doesn't have much to see, but there were a couple things to do int he surrounding area. We decided to get up early the first ...

Settling Down?, Te Anau, New Zealand travel blog

Settling Down?

A travel blog entry by mtrmsd

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... my two bags and tent. So I threw my stuff down and headed out to the Town Center...which I realized I was already in. Te Anau has a population of roughly 1,700 people compared to Queenstown (7,500). Queenstown is also a large tourist place and Te Anau ...

Paintings in the Sky:  Aurora Australis, Te Anau, New Zealand travel blog

Paintings in the Sky: Aurora Australis

A travel blog entry by mtrmsd

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How can I describe last night? Awesome is too small a word. The sky was so amazing. I got out of work at 10:45 and was walking past The Moose (as I have to get home) and saw people looking up in the sky. I figured it was too early (and quite sad) to ...

Gateway to Fiordland National Park, Te Anau, New Zealand travel blog

Gateway to Fiordland National Park

A travel blog entry by sfrtw

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We headed south from Queenstown to Te Anau, a stopping point on the way to Milford Sound.  There's not much to see in Te Anau, but the town sits next to Lake Te Anau.  We pulled into a holiday park overlooking the lake.  It didn't have ...

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