The drive from Queenstown through to Manapouri and Te Anau is nice. We decided to take a slightly longer route, and diverted through Lumsden, where the cafe has the most amazing donuts! When we arrived in Manapouri it was mainly fine, but with a brisk westerly wind and showers on the distant hills. Te Anau is a nice little town, we stayed at the Aden Motel. I only mention that because it was one of the nicest places we stayed, with friendly and very helpful staff. Originally we were going to go on a cruise out to the glowworm caves, however the boat was out of action for maintenance. Instead, we booked a cruise for the following day at Milford Sound, and I'm glad we did!