|Breakfast @ outdoor|
|Mt. Cook and Lake Pukaki|
|Lake Pukaki and Mt. Cook|
|Main Road, Buckingham St. @ Arrowtown|
|Scenery on the way to Arrowtown|
|Dinner with Salmon and wine @ Poplar Lodge, Arrowtown|
|Background is the Kawarau bridge for bungy jumping|
|Cherries on the tree..|
|Rose Garden @ Mrs. Jones Orchard|
|Lake Wakatipu as background|
|With Mrs. Jones |
|Gondola ride. Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown at the back|
|Get ready for LUGE ... |
We went back to Arrowtown (20 min drive from Queenstown) and visited Arrowtown Chinese Settlement.
|The so-called TOILET|
|Bank of Arrowtown river, maybe there is gold for us??|
|Group Pix before say bye-bye Poplar Lodge|
|Ready for the boat ride @ Te Anau Lake|
|Floating to see the gliterring worm *Photo from Real Journeys's website*|
The 30 min ride across the lake of Te Anau to the caves was really beautiful. We had excellent clear weather so the view were amazing with cool weather.
After some explanations @ Cavern House, we started the walk to the caves. At the caves you take a walk through the caves. You have to do some bending and crouching to keep your head clear of rocks. You walk past a waterfall and then arrive at some boats. Once you loaded up they turn off the lights and you drift on an underground lake and watch the worms. They ask everyone to remain silent which is good as it adds to the experience. The worms are worth it. NZD75.00 for 2hrs15Min tour. (note: photography and video filming are not permitted inside the cave).
When we arrived at Te Anau, we heard that the road to Milford Sound was closed due to heavy rain that caused rocks falling. We already booked for the next day to drive to joint Milford Sound tour. Since no assurance that the road would be opened the next day, we decided to change our itinerary by joining Doubtful Sound tour, operated by the same company.
We did some marketing at the nearby supermarket for our dinner and tomorrow lunch ..
We had beef and lamb steak for dinner .................... and wine, of course .. *white or red, anyone??*
After dinner, we went out for a walk .. Since this is summer time, the sky was still bright until 10PM ..