208 Milford Road, Te Anau, New Zealand
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the man will cook your order at this bbq place
What is in the center of New Zealand Island?
Which New Zealand island? We have more than one...
I presume you mean the centre of New Zealand - which is not, of course, the centre of either island. There is a spike on a hill, near Nelson, and once you have hiked up the hill, a plaque to mark the central point of the country.
Aaaahhh - so this is a quiz show with trick questions!!!
Travel Tips for Te Anau
At 120 metres, this was once the longest dirt-road tunnel in the world (it is now sealed), took seventeen years to build (finished in 1952) and is so narrow that two buses cannot pass easily. The tunnel cuts through the Southern Alps at an altitude of 900 metres above sea level, and has a gradient of 9%. The tunnel curves slightly, so in the middle it is pitch black, as you cannot see daylight either end. Spooky!
The tunnel is named after Harry Homer, the man who discovered the Homer Saddle in 1889.
Next door to the hotel is a park with crazy golf, so we decide to take a round after dinner, which is a lot of fun. Obsticles line the course of a short putting green, and the idea is that you get your ball past the obatcles and into the hole.
View Point at Ramparts Road
We followed the directions given to us at the Department of Conservation Visitor Centre (DOC) and went to the viewing point at Ramparts Road to have a birds eye view of the Te Anau township and the largest lake in South Island.
Te Anau - Gateway to Milford Sound
Te Anau is the jump off point for travel within Milford Sound and its surrounding area. Basically you stock up all your amenities before your trip to Milford Sound. Although this area also has great mountain views too and outdoor activities with Lake Te Anau at its doorstep.
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