Saturday, 22 June 2013

Manapouri


Lake Manapouri


Manapouri is a place you never forget.  You will find it towards the bottom of New Zealand's South Island in Fiordland.  And yes there are fiords (which we call "sounds") as the name suggests.

Fiordland


A trip on Lake Manapouri is, in my view, even more spectacular than the more touristy Milford Sound.

Manapouri Underground Power House


And over the other side of the lake you will find one of the world's largest underground hydro power stations – and if you go on a tour down to the powerhouse you will be driven on the only piece of road in New Zealand where you must drive on the right.



Wilmot Pass Fiordland New Zealand


And on from the power station you will find the Wilmot Pass which is lovely at any time of year – but very special when there is snow.

Doubtful Sound, Fiordland, New Zealand


After you go over the pass you go down to Doubtful Sound which is just lovely.


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