The next day we drove up to almost the other end of the tunnel going into Milford Sound and hike Lake Marian. It was a less popular hike and we got lost for a bit. It was also pretty wet! But so pretty and quiet.Another swinging bridge!The rushing water was so white and then icy blue!Pretty vibrant pink flowers!I think this was Mirror Lakes because they are usually so calm and clear they reflect the mountains. We had fun watching ducklings diving! I think each dive was about 30 seconds! It was fascinating Walking around Te Anau that evening after dinner, we saw this patriotic New Zealander's outfit and had to take a picture!
The next day we hiked part of an over night hiking track along the Waiau River. We hiked to the first hut, ate lunch and used their facilities and then hiked back to the car.This reminded me so much of Newfoundland. And just like in NL, swamps are being drained and plants and animals are becoming more and more scarce. The plant below is like a miniature pitcher plant in NL! It catches bugs!
The Waiau RiverMatthew's surf and turf meal that he still raves about!View from Quintin's Rest
Heading back up to Queenstown!