5 Mar 2020 – Queenstown to Te Anau

For breakfast we headed back into Queenstown and found an excellent place – Vudu Cafe and Larder on Rees Street, also opening onto the water front. We arrived at just the right time. 5 minutes later and we’d have been queueing. Susan had the Benedict Bacon and I had Scrambed on Sourdough with Sausage.

After another wander along the water front we headed off to Te Anau. It was the coldest morning to date.

We stopped for lunch at the Dome Cafe, Mossburn. Susan had a wrap and I had a very tasty sausage roll.

On arrival at Te Anau we confirmed our pick up point from the Lakeside Motel for the Milford Sound cruise the next day, watched the lawns being mowed, then headed into town.

By mid afternoon it was a lot warmer in Te Anau than it had been in Queenstown. We decided not to visit the glow worms, on the other side of the lake, but opted see a recommended film about Fiordland at the local cinema. We booked for the 4 o’clock viewing of Ata Whenua – Shadowland.

Then it was time for a bit of shopping. Since I’d nearly finished Lion, I bought Pigs Might Fly, the best biography of Pink Floyd, at a bargain price – $12.99.

Then, as it was happy hour, we found a nice bar, had a couple of drinks and bought a takeaway pizza from La Toscana; a large Campagniola with extra blue cheese.