So Tuesday we met up with Daisy then picked up the rest of that bus load from their hostel in Invercargill before heading the scenic route up to Te Anau stopping at a couple of nice beaches (Fraser Beach & Gemstone Beach) then stopped for tasty pie at Te Anau before head on up to Gunn’s Camp – a lovely site with small huts sleeping 6 each in two rooms with a small communical area inbetween with a table, chairs & stove for heat. There was a separate shower block and a kitching/common room block where Daisy cooked us all Bangers & Mash! We climbed up a cool hollow tree near the camp and visited the local glow worms after the generator got turned off for the evening. I was nacked but the group ended up in our block by fire-light (which I had to coax back into life after it got ignored by those who lit it). At the point where I was near dead on my feet I kicked them out & headed to bed. The fire was out by the morning in spite of the coal & logs I piled on so I had to head over to
We left Gunn’s Camp amid clouds & headed over the mountains to Milford Sound where we were booked on a Cruise out to sea & back. It was rather cold & drizzling but the rain meant there were loads of waterfalls & the low clouds made it feel mysterious & magical. We also saw some fur-seals on the cruise & several Keas on the way over. We also stopped to look at a place with the evocative name of The Chasm - where a waterfall had carved out a rather spectacular path for itself. After the cruise it was back over the mountain (or rather through the tunnel under the mountain!) via Te Anau & on to Queenstown where I met up with Cora & Sandra briefly that evening.
Thursday I was up & out of The Last Resort & met up with Taniamaree (a friend of a friend) who very kindly gave me a lift from Queenstown to Invercargill. We had a great time on the way chatting about stuff & I’m meeting up with her tomorrow morning to see more of the area. 😊
I'm just an ecologist,, SFF fan and rainbow loving gal who wishes she had more time & money for travelling!
Born & bred in the UK I grew up with summer holidays to remote corners of this isle and my memories of these trips involve scrambling up mountains in the rain! Great times! I am fascinated by the natural world around us, by all the amazing creatures that share it with us & the ways they & their habitats fit together.
Having finished my PhD in Ecology in 2010 I set off to see Australia & New Zealand for several months to escape! This blog began then, I've missed several UK based h... full info