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Jan 11, 2007 - Deer Park Heights & Drive to Fairlie

We travelled to Fairlie today from Te Anau, which meant a real early start for Paul who started driving at 6am and left Sophy asleep in the campavan in the back Paul said he felt like he was driving an ambulance, Sophy being tehe patient!!). It was a very cold and foggy morning, but by the time we stopped at Deer Park Heights the weather was lovely. Deer Park Heights is a small national park where a lot of the Lord of the Rings scenes were filmed. It also has various wildlife that you can feed... including goats, horses, shetaldn ponies,...

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Mar 23, 2005 - Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo was a short drive from the Peel Forest and the excitement of NZ was starting to wear a bit as we arrived and it was raining off and on and had been since our arrival. We were getting anxious for a clear day, it would be a bit before that happened! The lakes here are all amazingly colored. Deep shades of blues and greens depending on glacial melt and minerals, but almost all are very clear and bright. The hike at Tekapo was less muddy but as we climbed through the clouds we were frustrated to not be able to get as many photos as...

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