Thursday, 20 June 2013

Te Anau-Queenstown-Wanaka (Day 5)

When we arrived the first day in Te Anau, it was already dark. The next day, we left Te Anau for Milford Sound very early in the morning and came back in the evening. It was a hectic day that I did not realise how beautiful Te Anau was. Actually beautiful is an understatement. Te Anau is really spectacular in autumn. Colourful trees painted the entire surrounding and it looked more like a painting than a real life.

Te Anau Lakeview Holiday Park

Milford Sound, Te Anau (Day 4)

This day was allocated exclusively for a cruise in Milford Sound. If you are wondering, Milford Sounds is a fiord; the grandeur of rocky slopes that rise dramatically out of the waters against a stunning backdrop of snowy peak. People come here to see this natural wonder and you need to take a cruise to do this. If you are lucky, you get to see creatures like dolphins, seals and penguin during the cruise. Unfortunately we did not see any during the cruise or perhaps it was too gloom to see any of them.

We booked this trip in advance with the holiday park operator when we did booking for the room. If I was not wrong we paid about NZD500 for the trip for all of us. The room comes in four beds with cooking facilities. The place was not great but nice and comfortable enough for us the entire family. The lacking of hot water was a bit of a challenge especially during cold weather. Anyway, we paid less than  NZD20 per person.