Then we travelled from Dunedin, through the catlins, down to Invercargill, where we stayed one night before going over with the ferry to Stewart Island.
In the Caitlins we did several small walks which was very nice as it was a warm and sunny day. Unfourtunently we didn't see any penguins and we still haven't but we enjoyed ourself anyway and we visted a waterfall and Jack's Blowhole and what that was I am still not 100 % sure of but it is some kind of hole where seawater goes in and out, but I was not very impressed. However, it was a nice area to visit and it was even more nice to be outside and enjoy the nature. We had a picnic lunch on the side of the road before contiuing on to Ivercargill where we stayed the night and heading further south down to Bluff to catch the ferry to Stewart Island.
Stewart Island was cold, windy and rainy when we arrived on the late afternoon/ early evening. We checked in to our accommodation before heading down to the local pub/ hotel where we enjoyed a nice beer accompanied by fish and chips. The next day we went on a 3 1/2 hour walk through some rainforest and by the sea. It was a beautiful walk with a diversed nature and the best part was that we didn't see more than three other tourists. Next day we woke up to rain s we didn't do a lot before it was time to leave the island which in itself was a bit of an adventure as the sea was rather rough.
Then we drove for about 2 hours to Te Anau where we currently are. It is stunningly beautiful here and today we decided to go horse riding. We went on a 2 1/2 hour trekk through farmland with panoramic views of snowy mountain tops and lake. Tomorrow we decided to treat ourselves to a cruise through Milford Sound. Sunday we will make our way to Queenstown to see what adventure lies ahead of us!
Over and Out