Drive to Te Anau

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July 23rd 2010
Published: July 25th 2010
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What is it with the death-defying roads around here!?? It would be better if I had a fast car or motorcycle and was driving on my side of road. Once you get use to tuning out the spectacular views while gearing down for the next '25 km' hairpin turn beside a deep gorge, it becomes a fun drive.
I drove to Te Anau, a town on edge of fiordland. I decided I didn't have time to take the Milford Sound boat in the fiord but I did want to see some of this famous national park.

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Start of JourneyStart of Journey
Start of Journey

HeeeHaaww, lots of twists on this road
Picnic parkPicnic park
Picnic park

Lots of good places for picnics

They must get more rain in this area

View from Te Anau, 'shadowland'

New Zealand once had only birds (and bats)

Its law here to have snow chains in your car during winter months. (this display was in visiters centre)

Road coming back from Te Anau

It takes longer than normal driving back to Queenstown when you stop for the pictures but each turn keeps presenting yet another 'wow'.
Don't Stop HereDon't Stop Here
Don't Stop Here

Sometimes there are rocks on the road, from the cliff face
One Lane BridgeOne Lane Bridge
One Lane Bridge

SEE, what a pain when approaching Queenstown.
Road towards CromwellRoad towards Cromwell
Road towards Cromwell

Heading away from Queenstown area

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