TravelPod Member ReviewsWaikawa Lodge North Island
Southern most point of South Island of New Zealand
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........For the next couple of days. Today is drizzly and overcast and 9 degrees. After brekky we lit the fire and stoked it up, although how long it will stay alight I'm not sure because the only wood is pine and we have a bucket of coal as well. Donned our hiking boots and waterproof jackets and walked into town, a pleasant 10 or 15 minutes. Our area might be called the less salubrious end, but we think it's ...
... Hamilton. All very exciting. By morning tea time she had met some nice new friends. We had a drive down to New World for a few things. Lemons are like gold to buy. Imported, small and sour $2 each. Why they aren't growing more of them in the North Island commercially to sell here in NZ I don't know!! Later in the day we got sad news from our friend Robyn in LUMSDEN telling us her 98 year old mum Kath Neil had just passed away. Lucky they flew up to see her for her ...
... Sound was called Milford Sound after a seal captain who came here from Milford in Pembrokeshire, Wales. When we arrived the weather was even worse. We boarded the boat at 12ish. The visibility was terrible due to the low clouds. It was raining really hard and the winds were getting up to 150mph. It's was a shame as we couldn't really get a complete feel for the area. However, we did get to see some amazing waterfalls. The captain said he hadn't seen some of these waterfalls so full ...
... into the cave we walked over a scaffold walkway (for want of a better term) ducking down as the roof was barely 3 or 4 feet off the ground. Fortunately we came through and into an area where we could stand.
Already, at the start of the cave we saw the odd glowworm. I say saw, we only saw the light emitted from its bum! Tiny little dots of light. We walked further through the caves, completely in the dark other than the guide's torch ...
... mutton birds swimming and fishing.
Some of the colours of the cliffs (besides the amazing mosses) were due to metal deposits including Iron, Copper and even Garnet. 60-100 boats cruise the sound daily.
Following that we were taken to Milford Discovery Centre and floating underwater observatory. 10 m underwater with 360 degree views. Due to its unique ...
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