Birchwood Cottages

208 Milford Road, Te Anau, South Island, New Zealand | Ranch
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Travel Blogs from Te Anau

Milford Track

A travel blog entry by neil.scannell on May 16, 2014

... at 11:30 with a dense fog blanketing the surrounding landscape. All that was visible was the view over the edge of the cliff. Looking over the edge gave onlookers vertigo as the ledge dropped steeply to a flat located a thousand meters below. You could follow the trail of the clouds as they were sucked over the edge and into the abyss. We waited and waited for the clouds to lift, hoping to get a decent view. Then, as if the heavens opened up, our wishes ...

Going with the flow in Milford Sound

A travel blog entry by mdod on Apr 21, 2014

36 photos

... to hike to Key Summit for views of 3 different valleys but it was fogged in so there was no point in trying that. A couple of minutes down the road, Pop’s View at Hollyford Valley Lookout was fogged in too. We could see the creek in the bottom of the valley but none of the surrounding mountains.

We stopped at the Gantry (waterfall) at 10:25 and spent 30 min walking the very nice trail to the falls and back. On the way to Homer Tunnel ...

Mountains Rising From the Sea

A travel blog entry by lisabraz on Mar 08, 2014

3 comments, 33 photos

... water's edge. It was something to see, although I don't know if we have a picture of it. Lichen begins the regeneration process, followed by mosses, ferns, and then shrubs and trees. Everything that wasn't rock was brilliantly green, hugging the steep sides of the mountains.

The guide explained that there is over 7 feet of rainfall per year here, twice as much as the Amazon rainforest. While he described this fact, and many more, we gazed at rock ...

It's raining, it's pouring, .......

A travel blog entry by suebar on Mar 02, 2014

... as if the weather was going to improve at any time in the near future. There were 13 of us plus two guides, Graham and Kahu. Despite the weather. Graham was wearing shorts, as were a couple of the group. We put our backpacks in the trailer and then climbed aboard the 20 seater coach and were off, being driven north, initially along the Milford Highway before we turned off on to the Hollyford Road to go to the start of the Hollyford Trail. We stopped at ...

New Zealand - Day 13 - Doubtful Fish and Sharks!

A travel blog entry by rathouse on Feb 10, 2014

20 photos

... enough she had spotted a Bottlenose Dolphin. I passed this on to Adam and he thought it worthwhile to give chase. After fifteen minutes Angela still had the beast in sight and soon we could all see this wonderful creature rising out of the water at about 300 metres. Except it was not one...but nearer thirty! The rules of the region say we cannot approach too close, but they are allowed to come to us...which they did. Several peeled off the group to race the boat below ...

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This ranch, located on 208 Milford Road, Te Anau, is near Routeburn Track.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsBirchwood Cottages Te Anau

    Reviewed by jamierand

    Home away from home

    Reviewed Feb 12, 2012
    by (2 reviews) Seattle , United States Flag of United States

    You just can't beat coming home to your own cottage after a long day hiking in the hills. Sitting on your private deck, sipping wine while you dinner sizzles on the grill. Did I mention the awesome shower?? Truly a pleasureable way to spend the week and the hosts were as welcoming as could be!

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