The next part of our winter road trip through the snow got us to Te Anau, the main (only?) town on Lake Te Anau, one of the great lakes in Fiordland. The snow had barely reached ground level there, but there was a lot of low cloud and fog around, making quite a nice scene on the lack and in the mountains over the water. Took me a while to find the right topo map, but I think I was mostly looking at Jackson Peaks and Mt. Luxmore over the nearest park of the lake.
We walked around the near shore of the lake for some time, ducking into the visitors centre as a rain shower passed, and back outside into some small snow flurries. Being a weekday there wasn't much activity in this tourist town - although i expect it's more of a summer destination than a winter one. I ended up taking a lot of different photos of essentially the same scene of the clouds in the hilltops, but also tried to shoot a little fantail that was buzzing around us looking for food. After a hot lunch at the nearest pub restaurant we got back into the car to check out Lake Manapouri early enough so we wouldn't be driving home at night in the heavy snow.