This morning we packed up all of our belongings for our trip to Te Anau. We headed out with a goal of making interesting stops along the 4 hour journey. First stop Butler’s Jams.
We bought jam, chutney, a delicious sausage pastry and a raspberry crumble. We considered just staying here but figured we should continue. We made a stop in Oamaru a small town Kathleen and John had visited earlier. It had a big Steampunk museum. A new concept to me but very fascinating.
Next up a really cool college town called Dunedin. We had lunch at a well known fish restaurant, The Best Cafe, and had great fish and chips. Delicious.
We walked around the town a bit. There was a Cadberry chocolate factory, a cool town center with restaurants and bars and an old train station.
Definitely a town to spend more time in.
Next was a coffee stop where I found some unusual flowers.
Before finally arriving in Te Anau and the Kepler Oaks Chalet where we are staying. It is a great cabin with spectacular views. It is in a 15 acre “farmlet” run by a nice couple with 3 young boys. They also have a dog, goat, rabbit, sheep, chickens, alpaca and horses. Helen our hostess provides us with homemade bread, jam, fresh eggs, juice, tasty deserts and incredible views. What a life.
We made a delicious dinner and watched the first half of an GREAT movie (filmed partially in New Zealand) called The World’s Fastest Indian (I highly recommend it) then headed to bed.