10 Dusky St, Te Anau, 9680, New Zealand
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Milford sound on a wet & foggy day
SLOP- frozen carrot,corn,peas - NOT AUTHETIC CHINE
The sounds :)
china town area of Te Anau
Travel Tips for Te Anau
Known for its beautiful reflections of the surrounding mountains in the mirror-like surface, we were very disappointed to find that not only were there ripples on the surface, but also duck weed.
The scenery around here is beautiful, it changed from arible grazing land with the odd sheep, through thick pine foerst, then almost rain forest with lichen and moss growing on every available surface on the trees. Lots of little waterfalls tumbling down, thin veils and mist of water and mountains rising from the flats.
Lake Te Anau
This is the second largest lake in New Zealand, and there are activities you can do on the lake such as boat rides, fishing etc. There is even a famous glow worm hole on the other side of the lake which you can visit through a conducted tour.
The rare 'TAKAHE'
Walking around the shops at Te Anau, we came across a large turquoise Bird statue!
This statue was of the Takahe which was thought to be extinct for over 40 years until it was rediscovered in a remote valley across Lake Te Anau. Now with the wild population entirely endemic to the Fiordland area, you can see the "real thing" at the Te Anau wildlife park, along with other species such as keas, kaka, bellbirds and tui’s.
Te Anau is a small town nestled on Lake Te Anau. We just spent a night there on our way to Milford Sounds. The town has the usual tourist activities liked jet boat rides and cruise. If you have not seen a Glow-worms than there is a boat that will take you into a cave where you can see these worms for yourself.
Te Anau is also where a lot of trackers stay as their are many walks in the area. So lots of outdoor activities to chose from.
We didn't do any of these activities and spent most of time in the town area before heading back to Queenstown. The town has a number of cafes and restaurant There are plenty of accommodation to chose from. we stayed at the Te Anau Top 10, which has great facilities and only 5 mins from town.
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