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Nov 12, 2004 - Te Anau

HI! We were all travelling to Milford Sound today, which is about 200 miles from Queenstown, so we had to leave at 8am. We had a new driver too, called Spike! The poor old soul had a terrible day... On the way to Te Anau (which is half way to Milford) the poor sod got a speeding ticket! He was doing about 56mph in a 50 zone. In NZ people are so much more natural in front of cops than in the UK! Spike could be heard saying "REALLY? Oh for f***s sake!", followed by throwing stones around etc! Then you could hear him on the phone to the office...

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Sep 16, 2004 - Te Anau, Fjordland & Milford Sound

Wed 15/9 Cloudy/Sunny/Windy and BIG WET! Got the bus to Te Anau at 7.50am, and the run is only 2hrs, so arrived bright and early. It was a pleasant journey over here, lots of mountains, took 40 mins to get round the lake at Queenstown. Te Anau is a pleasant wee town, another gorgeous lakeside position, lots of mountains, a few shops to browse around.... had a wander for a couple of hours, went up to the bird sanctuary part way round the lake, saw Kea, Morepork, Pukeko, Takahe, Tui, Weka and some parakeets, so that's NZ native birds done -...

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Jul 30, 2004 - some Dutch people

Last night, I couldn't sleep because a Dutch couple were listening to the radio lolud in the communal kitchen and singing along to all the songs. The low point was when 'Summer Lovin' from Grease came on. He sang the Danny bits; she sang the Sandy parts.... I nearly lost it.

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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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