Birchwood Cottages

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

Let's talk about fiords

A travel blog entry by jamierand

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First off, to the more observant of you, yes there is a gray speck on my camera lens. We can't get it off. Sometimes we're able to place it over some rocks or trees, but it's always there. About half way through this post is where we put the camera away and switched to my phone camera... which as it turns out takes much nicer photos and fits in my …

A Glorious Day at Doubtful Sound

A travel blog entry by wbeardsl

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We had been wondering about having come all this way to see Milford Sound only to find that we could not get there. It seemed like a waste but I had a feeling that God knew that there was something better in store. And there was. We decided to book a trip on Doubtful Sound for the day we were to leave for Queenstown. It would be an all day trip but …

Travel Time

A travel blog entry by wbeardsl

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Today was spent waking up to overcast weather but the same magnificent view of the mountains across the lake. We set off early on our way to Te Anau. It was basically a drive all day type of day with a few stops for coffee and some eats. The weather got progressively worse as we approached our destination. The clouds darkened, the wind started to …

Flight to the Fiord

A travel blog entry by nbinette04

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... 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 ...

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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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    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

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