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New Zealand Milford


rain 12 °C

18th September 2014
It was a better morning with the sun shining on the beach. We went to Dunedin town centre and found a vegetarian café where we had breakfast. Carol had pancakes with berries, I had the usual eggs. We had a quick look at the shops and brought some gloves then headed for Milford. I was long drive, over 5.5 hours!! We had stopped for lunch at Gore then drove straight to Te Anau.

At Te Anau we found there that the Milford road was going to close the next morning due to snow. It rained from Te Anau to Milford and the drive took about 3 hours. There was a lot of traffic going the other way leaving Milford. We drove through the mountains covered in snow and due to the rain there were waterfalls everywhere. There is a one way tunnel through the mountain that we had to wait until the leaving traffic was clear, later found it was made in 1935! Pretty good feat.

When we arrived in Milford we found our cabin which was very flash, it has large windows overlooking the river and mountains. It was still raining so we drove the short distance to the boat terminal and took a few photos. Then had dinner at the blue Duck hotel, Arancini balls and Pizza! We were about the only ones at the Hotel! This may be the case tomorrow if the road doesn't clear.

Posted by cbrewster 02:40 Archived in New Zealand

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