After filling and emptying the various tanks on-board it was time to head off to the airport for Dot’s flight back to Wellington. I eventually set off for Manapouri at around 10am.
Good roads and very little traffic made for good timing even though I cruised at around 80-90KPH most of the time. I met the other two just on the outskirts of Manapouri. They hadn’t arrived much earlier than me but had been and booked the Lake Te Anau/Manapouri Power Station trip for 9am tomorrow morning.
About 1km down the road we found the camp site which has just been newly developed with all the mod cons one could wish for.
After lunch it was a quick trip into Te Anau which is all very clean and modern but pandering more to the overseas tourists rather than us home grown kind. Lots of accommodation which would be used for tourists in the summer and the ski-ing fraternity during the winter. Personally I wasn’t impressed.