Kepler track & Drive to MatauraJune 23, 2020 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 2 °C
This morning we checked out the hostel by 10. We first drove to Te Anau bird life sanctuary which was free to get in. One of the rare birds we saw was the Takahē that you can see in the pictures. The Takahē is a flightless bird only found in New Zealand
Next we drove to the Kepler track for a walk. We started the walk at the Kepler track control gates. We walked through a rainforest surrounding by small fern, moss and tall trees. We walked to Brod Bay. It had a lovely beach. Unfortunately it was a bit cloudy so we couldn't see any mountains. After a 2 and a half hour walk we had our packed lunch in the car, cheese and ham sandwiches.
We then drove to Mataura a 2 hour drive. We booked a air b&b for the night here before we go to the Catlins. It was the straightest drive we've done but was surrounded by rolling hills and farmland. We checked in to the air B&B. We have our own room with a double bed, lounge to use, kitchen and shared bathroom. Conny cooked spaghetti Carbonara in the evening for us all. It was delicious. In the evening we relaxed in and watched a film.Read more