We spent the afternoon travelling back to Te Anau where we had a camp site booked. After a quiet night we hit the road in the mid morning heading for the West Coast, past Queenstown. It was a lovely drive over twisty and winding roads. We did not stop in Queenstown as it is very touristy and very busy.
We stopped briefly in Arroetown, the location where gold was first fond, prompting a gold rush. The town has been maintained in its "gold rush" style and is very quaint.
We opted to press on toward Wanaka...a little town nestled in the hills and mountains near Aspiring Mountain National Park. We found a Camp site there overlooking another fabulous view of lake and mountains and settled in for a clear night under magnificent stars!