This is our Airbnb 16′ X 16′ cube. This is in the rear yard of an architect’s home. A loft up a ship’s ladder for sleeping but we have a mattress on a sofabed down below. Includes a kitchen (with pull out drawer dishwasher). Really cute interior. The cube is across the road from the Arrow River with hiking paths on either shore, connected with cross bridges and full of brown trout. The human access and comfort level are immense in NZ. The government spends a lot on its people. Clean and well stocked public toilets are everywhere.
The town is an 1860’s gold mining town architecturally preserved on the main street. It is a 20 minutes drive to Queenstown and is a weekend home and restaurant destination for people from Queenstown and Dunedin. Very expensive homes. Fabulous restaurants. The downtown has a real Nevada City quality to it. It doesn’t get totally dark until 10:30-11:00. Liking the long evenings.
Tomorrow we head out to Te Anau, gateway to both Milford and Doubtful Sounds. Will do boat cruises on each.