21.02.2019 - 21.02.2019
Left just before 10am to drive to Te Anau. The weather was definitely cooler but still bright. Stopped for a warm drink and breakfast toastie at Captains Cafe & Bar in Balclutha where it started to rain. Rained on and off all the way. Low cloud over the mountains. Arrived it was dull but not cold. Booked in - very nice room Distinction Hotel. Changed into waterproofs and went for a walk in by now light rain. Shared a ‘local’ pizza, very tasty. By now the sun had come out and it was very warm, so changed again into something lighter. Walked along the lake front. The mountains looked totally different from earlier absolutely beautiful.
Tried to book a table at Redcliff Restaurant for the evening but they were fully booked. The reviews on trip advisor put it at no.1 so it was very popular. Need to book well in advance.
Te Anau is quite a small place but with lots of lodges around plus the visiting cars and campervans. We ate at the Indian restaurant - Radhas. Good service and food was good too. Nice mild evening and no rain. Really liked it here. Again we wished we had more than just the one night here especially as we have a long trip to Milford Sound tomorrow.