The finest walk in the world.
B. E. Baughan The Spectator 1908.
Location Te Anau
Te Anau (pronounced TeAhno) seems to be mainly a base for back-packers undertaking the trek to Milford. At 03:30 hours I am alarmed to discover that my room is shaking rather vigorously. "Oh, that was only a tiddler", proclaim the Kiwis, "the epicentre was miles away." Er, right, OK, thanks, I'm very reassured, yes. When do we leave here?
Location Fiordland National Park
In the Fiordland National Park are the 'mirror lakes', which are not worth seeing on a day with any wind. Notice the flax, which grows anywhere in NZ that is at all damp. This can also survive in England.
Location Home Creek, L.Manapouri
Looks peaceful, but if you're not into fishing then head East.
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Last modified: 2002 July 18th.