We had packed up most of our stuff last night, so we didn’t have too much to do except cleaning up the Cosy Cute Hut. Of course I had to do some window cleaning, only the front glass door that had nose prints from a previous dog guest! Robert had the toughest job of cleaning out the vacuum cleaner, for some reason every place we’ve been had a stuffed vacuum cleaner that needed cleaning out or a new bag before we could use it!
We chose a more inland route, with the Southern Alps on our left, and drove 2 hours, passing the turnoff to Manapouri where we were just yesterday.
We arrived at Te Anau on Lake Te Anau, the 2nd largest NZ lake, and the deepest. We’re staying at a hotel for 4 nights for a package 3 day tour of hiking each day on one of the many world famous tracks in and around the Southern Alps!
We took a short walk around town in the heat of the day and got dinner at the hotel cafe. We need a good nights sleep for our hiking adventure tomorrow!