Another of my favorite areas of New Zealand is the town of Te Anau which sits along the eastern shore of Lake Te Anau. Te Anau is internationally known as the “Sightseeing Walking Capital of the World” as it is located near the main southern walking tracks of New Zealand. We stayed here for two nights and enjoyed seeing the sites of this picturesque town. While out exploring the area we came across several “different” modes of transportation. And although we did not partake in these particular three I thought it would be fun to share pictures of them with you.
This first picture is of a motorhome, we did not see many motorhomes in New Zealand, in fact we saw very few of them; and most that we did see were smaller, trimmer models. This is the largest of the ones seen, and we have to wonder also if it were “homemade”.
Sea planes are not that unusual… unless you come from the desert area of So. Cali! Yes, we’ve seen them before… on TV or in movies. But for both Bruce & I this seaplane was honestly the first we’d seen “in real life” and it was really rather beautiful as it flew by us.
And then there was this contraption… as you can see Bruce was fascinated by it, and studied it for quite some time. Both of us agreed that we would not want to be the guy going backwards, trusting our fate to the driver. But we also both agreed that if we’d been able to gather up our other tour participants this would have been fun to try! Unfortunately we had all scattered for the day, going different directions in doing exploring on our own.
While in Te Anau we partook of two lake adventures. Our first, a boat trip on Lake Te Anau to the Glow Worm Caves… and then the following day we’re off to see the Milford Sound. Stay tuned… both deserve their own posting and pictures… and those will be forthcoming soon.