we went Kayaking on this beautiful lake which was created by the glacier many many years ago.
it is surrounded on one side by mountains and by rain forest on the other. the rain forest is a national park and they leave everything to nature, even when a tree falls down they just leave it there and let nature do its thing.
this is a natual habitat of the kiwi bird. we spent about 3 hours on the lake and went up this tiny river through the rainforest. there was a group of about 6 of us but the guide let us come down through the rive one kayak at a time so we could appreciate the scenery. the water was like a perfect mirror image, we stayed out and watched the sunset and also just bfore that there was a rainbow. it was magical.