The small town of Te Anau is best known as the gateway to Fiordland National Park. A very pretty lakeside community, it is the nearest town to Milford and Doubtful Sounds
Lake Te Anau is in the south-western corner of the South Island of New Zealand.
The focus of many of these is Lake Te Anau itself. Several scenic cruises operate on the lake, and there are also opportunities to hire rowing boats, motor boats, kayaks and jet-skis.
Jac and I left Queenstown at 6.45am to try to get to Milford Sound early and before the tourist crowd came in. We had prepared some food for our trip there. I guess we were a little behind time as when we reached a rest house near Lake Te Anau, the tourists with their tour buses were already there.
Anyhow, we were not there for a race, but more so to enjoy ourselves. So we took some time off to enjoy the lovely view of Lake Te Anau while the tour buses were rushing off to Milford Sound.
I managed to get a really serene picture of the lake.
If you're doing a driving tour and plan to leave from Queenstown to Te Anau and Milford Sound, do head into town to purchase some bread or dry food, and also a couple of bottle of mineral or bottled water as you will need to set off early.
You can also buy yourself some hot food at some rest stops in Te Anau.
Mirror Lake (Officially known as Lake Matheson) really stands true to its name. I was hoping that the picture I took will do justice to the Lake, and it sure did. The actual picture seemed a bit blurred, but the image on the waters of the lake looked magnificant.
This is really one lake that you should not miss.