More tramping in the Southern Alps


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January 23rd 2007
Published: February 7th 2010EDIT THIS ENTRY

Following our visit to a misty, mysterious Milford Sound, we loop back through Te Anau and back up the shore of Lake Wakatipu to Wanaka over the Cardrona Valley Road. It seems scarcely believable now, in full summer, but come August this part of South Island is a busy ski area.

Wanaka is perched at the tip of Lake Wanaka - a small town of about 5,000 inhabitants, its position makes it an ideal point to visit Mount Aspiring National Park, which covers over 3,500 square kilometres of the Southern Alps. One of the park's most popular day tramps is the Rob Roy Track - not without reason, it turns out!


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