Sleeping with the sandflies: Lake Monowai
Lake Monowai was quiet and still as if time itself had stopped.
We weren't outside the van long as I forgot the insect repellent and the sandflies quickly found us!
There is a free DOC camping area at the carpark and toilets. No dogs.
Lots of curious birds, and bird/animal noises in the dark of night. There are picnic tables and fire drums to light, which may help to keep away the ever-hungry sandflies.
We walked some of the easier pleasant short paths through the mossy bush.
Hug a tree and bring bug repellent.
BY: Heather Auckram
PHOTOS: ©2022 Heather Auckram