From Sydney it’s only a 2 hour train ride to Blackheath, one of the towns right in the Blue Mountains. But what a different world to the city. It’s clear you have arrived in the mountains when you step out of the train and the chilly air welcomes you.
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After picking up our rental car and stocking up on groceries for the week we drove up to Te Anau in the afternoon. It was quite cold and grey so we only made a short stop for lunch. In Te Anau we picked one of the campsites and set up our tent. First night in the tent since Hastings on the North Island! The kitchen was loud, busy and messy and people were trying to cook leaning over each other to use the few working hotplates. We realised quickly how lucky we had been with the kitchen in our Holiday park in Fairlie! After a cold night of around 4 degrees, wearing lots of layers, we had breakfast and started the journey to Milford Sound.
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