The drive from Te Anau is fascinating enough. Driving through the kilometre long Homer tunnel descending more and more each metre, you may think you're heading into the depths of the mountains. Once you've reached the light at the end of the tunnel, you'll emerge at the foot of soaring mountains and cliff faces. Wind your way along the meandering roads, through beautiful scenery and past lovely lakes to reach the Sound.
The sound has been carved from hard granite mountains by a glacier. Get yourself onto one of the ferries and explore this exceptional area. The sound and mountains are so vast they even made the QE2 look small as she meandered around in the waters. Your cruise will nose up to the many waterfalls spurred on by rain or the melting glacier and find yourself at the foot of the gigantic mountains rising straight out of the waters, Mitre peak being 1,692 metres high. Keep a look out for the seals lounging on the rocks.
Writing about it and even pictures don't do the astounding area justice. Go see for yourself... Take a campervan trip from Christchurch or Queenstown and take the journey in your own time. Find some great Campervan deals here.
Te Anau is the gateway to Fiordland and the perfect place to relax, so park up the Campervan for a night or many, at one the following options:
- Te Anau Lakeview Holiday Park
- Te Anau Top 10 Holiday Park
- Milford Sound Lodge
- Te Anau Great Lakes Holiday Park
Couple the trip with some of the fabulous walks around the area. I know you'll have a fantastic experience!
Author: Phil Wright+