Alpenhorn Motel

35 Quintin Drive, Te Anau, South Island, New Zealand | Motel
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Travel Blogs from Te Anau

Going with the flow in Milford Sound

A travel blog entry by mdod on Apr 21, 2014

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We left for Milford Sound at 8:00 am. It was pretty clear in Te Anau but cloudy ahead. We stopped at the Eglington Valley Viewpoint at 8:45 and fog was settled at the base of the mountains in the distance. Our next stop was at Mirror Lake just a few minutes later. They had a very clever sign with "Mirror Lake" inverted so that it read Mirror Lake …

Flight to the Fiord

A travel blog entry by nbinette04


... falls. We parked our car and went on a short hike to a point at which we could glimpse the waterfall. Humboldt Falls is a pretty high waterfall, with three sections or drops to it. We walked swiftly back to our car, as we were running tight on time for our 12:55 cruise.

The main road took us to the Homer Tunnel, which is a 1.2 km one-lane tunnel that takes vehicles through the mountains, providing access from Queenstown and Te Anau to Milford ...

Sleeping Sound in Doubtful Sound

A travel blog entry by mdod


... Auckland and was spending 5 weeks touring around the South Island. The other was from Christchurch and had lost their home in the earthquake in 2010. Fortunately, their son was living overseas so they were able to move into his home. Coincidentally, their daughter went to UNC, the same place as our daughter and only 20 min away from our house. We talked about other places we’d traveled. We Americans really need to take vacation like ...

Getting the hang of campervan living

A travel blog entry by nloon


... coloured feathers under their wings that are only visible when extended. We've also seen lots of brown falcons (New Zealand falcons) as we've been driving around the southern part of the south island, riding the thermals overhead or sometimes landing on the road to scavenge on roadkill, amazing birds!

Earlier today after a wash in the Lake, we got a few jobs out of the way in Queenstown and then drove on towards Te Anau ...

Mountains Rising From the Sea

A travel blog entry by lisabraz


... were quite lovely). We also heard about the different minerals which make up the sheer rock faces we were passing by

As we continued our journey, the waterway became much narrower. We soon passed Copper Point, the narrowest part of the fiord. We detoured to Seal Rock, one of the few areas in the area where the Southern Fur Seal is able to climb up out of the water onto the rocks. We passed several seals basking in the morning sunlight, grooming ...

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This motel, located on 35 Quintin Drive, Te Anau, is near Routeburn Track.
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