- Wheelchair accessibility
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TravelPod Member ReviewsParklands Motel Te Anau
Fast and friendly check in. Our room was a big family room which would possibly accomodate upto 5 people. We had a well stocked kitchen ready for home cooked meals and the beds were super comfy. Heats worked well and the place was very clean. Te Anau is small and easy to get around. The Parkview Motel is only a block away from the main drag.
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Today we awoke to a glorious bright blue morning. We couldn't of asked for better weather. The Fiordlands and Milford Sound areas are known for it’s unpredictable weather that if anything, leans towards cold, wet and windy. Milford Sound is 120km away it and took us almost 2hrs to get to the pier from Te Anau. The drive to Milford Sound is …
... 7.45 just before dark falls.
The next day is supposed to be brilliant weather so Irene very kindly books me on a Milford sound cruise, free of charge! I am picked up at 8.15 and the drive to Milford is stunning. We stop at the mirror lakes, and also to view a native mountain parrot called the Kea which flies on top of the bus so I get a silhouette shot.
We then get to Milford sound and get on a Jucy boat. The cruise is lovely, the water is calm and the scenery is ...
... the light of a million stars! Mesmerising! Out of the punts and back through the rushing, gushing water, so loud you can't even think! Into the open and down to the interpretation centre to find out and enquire about what you have just seen! A cuppa and film and onto the boat for the cruise home. Wonderful! Bought some pizza and home. Malcolm arrived soon after and enjoyed with a wine. Write and bed. 10.25pm. Milford Sound ...
... had the most laid back feeling sitting as it does at the head of a reflective lake surrounded on three sides by majestic mountains. A short walk around the lake lagoon with black swans in abundance was very enjoyable. The onward 3 hour journey was another visual feast, and became more dramatic as we neared our destination. The evening sky and impending rain clouds gave the skies backdropping the mountains a wagner-esque ...
... south and is so big it can fit 6 Milford Sounds into it. It also takes a day to get there, over some pretty rough terrain, it added up to a no go for us. However, when we got back to the motel, Irene ( the owner) fixed us a deal to go to Doubtful and Dusky Sound flying over Lake Manapouri and the Keplar Track in a Cessna- it was an opportunity not to be missed! Well, I say that now, if the opportunity comes again, I'll hold the ...