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Sheena’s Travel Diary

Thursday, 11 Jan 2007

Location: Milford Sounds to Lake Ohau, New Zealand

MapWoke up with this fanastic scenery around us. Had a cooked breakfast and salied around the sounds though waterfalls. Got back to dry land at 9.30 am and then continued our journey. We made our way back to Te Anau and onwards along Kawarau River, the lord of the rings scenery. Some crazy people did a bungy on AJ Hackett's orginal commerical bungy site. There is no way i would have done it though. We continued through Cromwell stopping off at Mrs Jones fruit store and headed over the Lindis Pass through the dramatic variation in scenery of the ranges to those we encountered on the west. Stopped off for a few photo stops and then checked into our lodge at Lake Ohau. Also was a film crew shooting a VW advert with Mt Cook in the background. The lodge was in the middle of the valley next to the lake. We had an excellent view of Mt Cook and tha lake from the room. After another yummy dinner and gooey choc brownie we walked it off near the lake, taking some fab pictures of the reflections in the lake at sunset. In the evening we chilled having drinks with the tour guide and stepped outside to see the stars. The stars were amazing, never seen so many in my life, including the milky way, southern cross.... it was special.