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South Island - A Three Weeks' Tour from Nelson to Bluff

1st day Leave Wellington by steamer for Nelson, across Cook Strait and through the celebrated French Pass, a narrow channel through which the tide rushes at a great pace.
2d day Leave Nelson by train through the lovely Wai- mea plains for Motupiko (thirty-three miles) ; thence by stage to Longford, across Hope Saddle and Hope River. The mountain scenery en route is magnificent.
3d day Leave Longford by stage for Westport (fifty miles). The scenery along the banks of the Buller River is beautiful, and from Inangahua Junction to Westport, through the Buller Gorge, it is grand.
4th day Return from Westport, via Buller Gorge, to Reefton.
5th day Leave Reefton by rail for Otira; thence through the famous Otira Gorge for Bealey, one of the most romantic drives in either island.
6th day Leave Bealey by coach for Springfield; thence by rail for Christchurch.
7th day Leave Christchurch by train for Fairlie (six hours and a half).
8th day Leave Fairlie by coach for Pukaki.
9th day Leave Pukaki by stage for Mount Cook (Ao- rangi), 12,349 feet.
10th day At Mount Cook Hermitage, enjoying one of the most magnificent Alpine views in the world.
11th day Return from Mount Cook by stage to Pukaki.
12th day Return from Pukaki by stage to Fairlie.
13th day Rail from Fairlie to Dunedin, the finely built chief town of the provincial district of Otago, with a population of 52,000. It is the principal commercial place in the colony.
14th day Leave Dunedin by rail for Lumsden.
15th day Leave Lumsden by stage for Lake Te Anau ( fifty -two miles), largest of the southern lakes, covering 132 square miles.
16th day Leave Te Anau Hotel by steamer for head of the lake ; thence on foot up the Grand Canon of the Clinton, across McKinnon Pass to the top of . the Saddle (3,500 feet), and descend to Beech Huts and Sutherland Falls (i ,904 feet) ; thence by boat on Lake Ada to Milford Sound.
17th day Milford Sound, the crowned beauty spot of both islands.
18th day Return to Te Anau by the same route.
19th day Stage to Lake Manapouri, loveliest of the southern lakes, dotted with islands and surrounded by mountains.
20th day At Lake Manapouri.
21st day Leave Lake Manapouri by stage for Lumsden ; thence by rail for Invercargill, a thriving town of 10,000 inhabitants, connected with the seaport of Bluff, where steamer can be taken for Australia.

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