Top
A quiet day after Milford Sound in Te Anau, New Zealand with a little side trip to the Te Anau Bird Sanctuary or Punanga Manu o Te Anau.

We scheduled two full days in Te Anau so that we could pick the best of the days to visit Milford Sound. After an incredibly active day, today, the constant rain and lack of indoor attractions has us spending most of the day, relaxing and recharging inside. We are nearly half way through our road trip and I am grateful for the break.

Punanga Manu o Te Anau/Te Anau Bird Sanctuary

We do take a moment to explore the outdoor bird menagerie when there is a brief break in the weather. The light drizzle means that many of the birds were taking cover. The Kākā, a rather drab forest parrot did not have the decency to spread its wings so that we could see the brilliant color underneath. We also didn’t get a gander at the Takahē, a large, flightless bird endemic to New Zealand. We did see a lot of ducks.

Discovering disappearing waterfalls, fur seals, black choral, alpine parrots, and mirror lakes, while hiking Milford Sound, New Zealand.
Waterfall to nowhere

A quiet day after Milford Sound in Te Anau, New Zealand with a little side trip to the Te Anau Bird Sanctuary or Punanga Manu o Te Anau.
A moment of blue skies over Te Anau

Otherwise, we call it a day early, and enjoy the continuing saga of The Lord of the Rings.

Lexi lives in a truck camper down by the river.

post a comment