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Apr 15, 2004 - Lake Te Anau

We arrived in the dark at Te Anau, filled up with petrol and found a campsite. We thought we were parked next to a wooded valley but were suprised to wake up on the shore of Lake Te Anau! Quality campsite. Still solid. Let's hit the road for Milford !

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Mar 14, 2004 - Te Anau and Glow Worm Caves (Garry's Birthday)

After Garry had got over the initial misery of being a year older, we set off early on our drive to Te Anau. This drive was more like you would expect a drive in New Zealand to be like. Feeling like you were miles from anywhere. The end of the drive in particular as you approach Te Anau was amazing. Once settled in to the backpackers. We went on a trip to the Glow Worm Caves. This is a stunning 35-minute trip across the lake to a cave that is still being formed, and has a waterfall gushing all the way through it, down to the lake. Once...

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Nov 29, 2003 - Three days in Te Anau

With time limitations, we decided to fore go spending any quality time on the southern tip of the island and headed straight to Fiordland National Park on the west coast. It's also been cold and it was an easy decision to make. Te Anau is the best base-camp for the area. The drive to this area was through beautiful scenery. Any flat land was being farmed while the hills were either sheep ranches or deer farms. There have been plenty of roadside rest spots so far but none have facilities. We're glad we have a rolling bathroom. This is quite...

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Mar 5, 1972 - Te Anau

Left Queenstown at about 9am. Travelled alongside the "Earnslaw" on the way to Kingston and there some of our group went on the "Kingston Flyer", a vintage train, and we picked them up at Five Rivers. We arrived at Te Anau in time for lunch. At 3pm I went for a ride in a Hamilton Jet-boat across the lake and down the Waiou River. It was a great ride. Came back and wandered round the lake, then had dinner. After that I went back to my room and wrote a letter and a card. Went out to post them and got way-laid by the House Manager who bought...

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