Sunday morning and a great sunrise over Lake Manapouri.
Farewell to Moturau Hut.
The final day is an easy six km walk on the flat to Rainbow Reach. You can go further to the Lake Te Anau Control Gates, but as I had an afternoon flight back to Wellington, we got picked up at Rainbow Reach.
The sun starting to come through the trees.
Out in the open.
A walkway to a great viewing platform.
This waterway is hidden away – most people would have no idea it is there.
The penultimate bridge.
Great views looking back.
The Waiau River.
And the final bridge over to the Rainbow Reach Carpark.
Very different to other other Great Walks. The views of the lakes from high up are spectacular. Was more challenging than most of the other Great Walks (on a par with Heaphy) but nothing too bad. Great to have completed my 7th Great Walk.