The next day I ended up in Te Anau, with plans to go to Milford Sound the next day.
I stopped in Queenstown for about half an hour. It reminded me a bit of Whistler – a mecca of outdoor activities, very commercialized, and girls walking by in high heels. There is some good climbing in Queenstown but I didn’t have enough time to climb.
In Te Anau, I decided to walk part of the Kepler track (one of NZ’s Great Walks) but I ended up basically just doing the trek from the hostel to the Kepler. The lakeside jaunt was a bit farther than I thought. That’s alright.