Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas

Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, South Island, 9681, New Zealand | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $106.00

Travel Blogs from Te Anau

AMAZING Fjord!!!!

A travel blog entry by barrsdownunder on Mar 30, 2014

1 comment, 162 photos

Please don't roll your eyes at me when you see how many pictures will be uploaded with this post! I have only uploaded the ones on my big camera and there were 222! I've narrowed it down to 166, but I haven't put the ones from my iPhone on the laptop yet! But, let me start at the beginning of the day...

After our usual breakfast, we …

We are sailing, we are sailing .....

A travel blog entry by suebar


... away from the boat when they hear its engines. All the wildlife watching was against the backdrop of the steep mountains covered in forest dropping straight into the water. As we reached the sea at the end of the fiord the water became more choppy. We sailed close to a small rocky island on which there were very many seals sunning themselves. Some of the seals were entering and leaving the water, while others were swimming and playing about in the sea. ...

Milford Sound

A travel blog entry by scbcrwrw


... waterfall and on the rocks below seals were lazing on the rocks and swimming in the water.

The Captain took the boat out into the Tasman sea to turn round and on the way out he raised 3 sails - to turn the boat into a sailing ship.

On the return journey to Te Anau - we stopped at various viewing sites. One was a mountain stream where he told us to fill our water bottles and drink as it was perfectly safe to do so.

A really nice day ...

Doubtful Sound

A travel blog entry by geoffdawe


... connect with any other road in NZ - coaches are brought over by ferry and are used to carry visitors to Doubtful Sound. Scenery and views are spectacular. See the pics. The weather was sunny and clear - not the norm as it rains for over 250 days per year. Our starting point in DS was Deep Cove (rainfall av 5+m!). They are describing current weather as a drought because it has not rained for at least 3 days. We were there on day 4 On the cruise we saws dolphins and ...

Doubtful Sound and Te Anau

A travel blog entry by carrhaughan


... weather is a little off right now. We continue on, all the while getting interesting commentary from the skip! The scenery is breathtaking – these are valleys formed by the action of plate tectonics and also glaciers and rivers. The slopes are huge and steep – too steep for soil, the only thing that allows the vegetation to take root is the thick moss that clings to the sheer rock faces. But life can be tenacious, and the moss allows much flora to ...

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