Franz Josef Glacier Country Retreat
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... A minute later we could hear the blade slicing the air before we could see the dot in the sky approaching. In one smooth motion the pilot set it down. Two minutes later the first group was loaded and they were off as the next helicopter was already coming in for landing. With that tour gone it was our turn.
It was my first time. Jenn and Sara were obviously the two smaller ones so they got front seat. Lucky! I was in the ...
... cheese croissants. Decision reached we went back and re-booked our tour for Sunday, when the forecast looked better. Now we had two days to kill in a town with around ten places to eat and all events revolving around the currently inaccessible glaciers. There was nothing left to do but check into a holiday park so we didn't have to sit in the van all day. The rain was relentless, as it turned out for FIFTY hours straight!
Once we checked in, we hung out in ...
... it had a HOT TUB, which after another five hours on the bus would have been nice,...but as it would have it,....it was broken. Such is life. At least they have free wifi,...so I'm a happy camper.
It was a windy, climb all through the mountains today. Some real pretty scenery though.
This little town is only about a quarter of a mile long. After we checked in,...I walked all over the town, then went to the small General Store and bought a ...
Leaving Queenstown we headed for the West coast with a plan to helihike the Frans Josef Glacier. On route we stopped off for one night in the lake side town of Wanaka because it was so beautiful. We got therre in the evening, had dinner parked infront of the lake and watched the sunset. Wrecked from the adventures of Queenstown we wanted a chilled night so decided on the cinema. Wanaka has no ordinary cinema so it was a great night. Called Cinema Paridiso, it was a small Quirky room ...
... so we did some shopping before heading out on highway 6, south to Hari Hari. Here we stopped for a walk which should've taken 30mins, but took about 10. On the way we stopped in at the 'ultimate' craft shop. It was a funny little place with strange possum-based gifts.
Next up was Okarito lagoon and a good 2km uphill walk to the trig point. The view was incredible: we could see the sea on both sides and the southern alps, including Mt Cook. The snow was shining! It was also ...