Birchwood Cottages

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

Flight to the Fiord

A travel blog entry by nbinette04


... First we saw Bowen Falls, a large waterfall near the head of Milford Sound, which is used to provide hydroelectric power and water for the buildings there. Then, Stirling Falls came into view, which was breath-taking. Our boat took us up close to a third waterfall (fairy waterfall), getting all passengers on deck a little wet. After about an hour, we reached the Tasman Sea at the mouth of Milford Sound. The area's first post office was on a rock of an ...

Milford Track

A travel blog entry by neil.scannell

... 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


... I wished I had a camera with a wider angle! I managed to get the entire rainbow but I couldn’t get it and the sunlit mountains on the side so the photos looked kind of dreary.

We headed back to Te Anau around 4:00 and made quick stops at Mirror Lake and Eglington Valley again hoping for better views. Driving on all the 2 lane winding roads (and many one lane bridges) has finally pushed Wayne over the edge. Today he passed 3 cars at once ...

Mountains Rising From the Sea

A travel blog entry by lisabraz


... 12:30 of course. Got back on the road and made a few stops along the way back to Te Anau. One was the Chasm, which was a short walk to a swiss cheese of crazed rock sculpturing; see accompanying photos. We stopped and darted out to the marker for the 45fh parallel for a quick photo op (this marks the exact middle point between the equator and the south pole). We also stopped off at Mirror Lakes for a short hike to some beautiful tarns which, on a clear day, ...

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

A travel blog entry by suebar

... until a little after 7:00. We were all soaked and exhausted. We were welcomed by the lodge hosts with hot or cold lemon drinks on our arrival. We were shown to our room and then we changed into some dry clothes. The waterproof covers on the outside of our backpacks and the plastic inner liners had certainly worked to keep out the rain. We all hung our walking clothes on lines and put our boots on pegs to dry in the drying room (it was lovely and hot ...

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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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