Holiday house bordering Fiordland National Park

Holiday house bordering Fiordland National Park

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
1 Bathrooms
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Our home

Our holiday house in Te Anau is warm and comfortable and compact with two bedrooms containing queensized beds and an upstairs loft with single matresses ideal for children. There is a sandpit in our garden and a park with playground equipment two minutes walking distance. The deck overlooks a mature, sheltered garden with glimpses of the surrounding mountains. We are the frequent visitors of native birds such as tuis, woodpigeons, bellbirds and fantails.The section is fully fenced and private.

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Who we are

  1. We are Mike and Chris, in our late-fifties, with 2 adult sons. Chris is a retired secondary school teacher and Mike recently reired from farming. we are now taking time out to enjoy our kiwi environment, fishing, sailing, photography, and tramping, and really enjoyed our first travel experience to the northern hemisphere in mid 2007, where we had 2 very successful exchanges and made some wonderful new friendships.In 2009 we traveled through Central America with one excellent home exchange in Costa Rica. We are open to suggestions for 2011/12 . Off the beaten track is fine by us! Having two houses means we are very flexible for exchanges. We recommend that December to March are the best months to visit this area. Our idea of a good holiday is to stay in one place for a few weeks to get to know the local area and enjoy discovering what is on offer at our own pace. We would enjoy helping fellow travellers to plan an exciting trip to our beautiful country. We would regard it as a priviledge to share someone else's home and would respect it accordingly.

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Te Anau, a bustling lakeside tourist town is the gateway to Fiordland National Park which includes the famous Milford Track, just one of many tramping options in the area. The road trip to Milford Sound via the spectacular Eglington River Valley and Homer tunnel is the number one tourist attraction in New Zealand. See more of Fiordland at www.fiordland.org.nz Our holiday house is 5 minutes walk from the centre of town with a vast array of restaurants, several bars, a picture theatre and plenty of shopping opportunities. The best time of year for a visit is November to March to take advantage of the vast array of outdoor pursuits including fishing, tramping, boating, sailing, kayaking, biking, horseriding and the overnight criuses into either Milford or Doubtful Sounds to experience the wildlife, dramatic views of waterfalls and sheer mountains in these remote areas only accessed by boat. Queenstown, another popular tourist destination is only 2 hours away. The Southern Scenic Route travels south from Te Anau, through Invercargill, and along the rugged, unspoilt Catlins coast to Balclutha. The Catlins is notable for close encounters with wildlife such as seals and penguins in their own environment. Balclutha is one hour from Dunedin, noted for its Scottish heritage, fine architecture, and wildlife, notably the royal albatross and yellow-eyed penguins. Central Otago, with its arid landscape and vineyards is two hours from Balclutha.

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