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Sleeping with the sandflies: Lake Monowai

Heather Auckram

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


Hug a tree and bring bug repellent

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