After the Routeburn and Milford Sound (see last post) we went back to Moke Lake where they were wrapping up filming "Top of the Lake" even during the night! We spent another night there, then wandered an hour down the creek to get more blackberries, before heading to Glenorchy again. Scott had heard that Paradise, just north of there, was the place to go - but we ended up at a DOC site by the Route Burn (now you know how the track got its name).
The next morning Scott and I walked over the swing bridge, past Sylvan Lake, to the Rockburn Gorge. On the way we were greeted by several fantails, lovely forest birds that follow you to pick off any insects you stir up as you walk.
|Gorgeous blue water on its way to merge with the Dart River|
|Sand flies find another innocent victim to torture|
|Scott at the Dart River|
|Bovines in paradise|
|Happy Hour arrives!|
|Reading by the river|
|Black swans on Reid Lake|