Just spent a week up at the northern end of Lake Wakatipu. Was initially cold-as, but the weather soon improved. Went to Kinloch on the western shore first and then down to The Caples and Greenstone Rivers. then went up past Paradise to Chinaman’s Bluff at the start of the Dart river Walk. Came back down and stayed at the Lake Sylvan campsite near the end of the Routeburn Track.
Made the acquaintance of many sandflies who seemed remarkably friendly.