Travel Blogs from Fox Glacier, New Zealand

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Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier, New Zealand travel blog

Fox Glacier

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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... down to minus five over night, we woke up to a sharp frost but bright blue skies for our guided walk of Fox Glacier. It was a memorable experience as our young Texan guide was brilliant in his commentary as well as bantering the oblivious Japanese ...

Crampons and axes!, Fox Glacier, New Zealand travel blog

Crampons and axes!

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... – and moved onto the ice.  Being a glacier used for day walks without full on crampons the entrance to the glacier looks a little disappointing, with manmade steps hacked and cut into the ice.  However once we got onto the top of the ...

Grounded..., Fox Glacier/Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand travel blog

Grounded...

A travel blog entry by paulandciara

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... flight over one of the glaciers, and we were advised to organize from Franz Josef - the biggest one. At lunchtime we arrived at Fox Glacier and took a walk to the bottom of this one and admired the sight and formations that the ice had made. We then ...

glaciers and ice bergs, Mount Cook, New Zealand travel blog

glaciers and ice bergs

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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... glacier and were reflected perfectly in the milky waters. I found a spot by a stream which cascaded don from a hanging glacier above, and had a relaxing lunch before wandering back, enjoying the ever-changing light and listening to the roars of ...

In Awe of Giants, Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand travel blog

In Awe of Giants

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... fitting as it should be to such a giant of climbing. The museum itself has a few displays on other lesser known New Zealand climbers, and the long history of the famous Hermitage Hotel with very little attributed to Hillary’s antics. ...

Glacier country, Lake Matheson, Fox Glacier, South Island, New Zealand travel blog

Glacier country

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... he was now travelling with TROGDOR and me. For most people one glacier a day is enough but we wanted more, so onto Fox Glacier a little further down the highway. Certainly less crowded than Franz Josef the terminal of this was a much narrower ...

The Glaciers, Fox Glacier, New Zealand travel blog

The Glaciers

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... . Staring down a deep, dark crevasse definitely sends a chill down your spine! One of the conveniences we've appreciated about New Zealand are the public toilets at the centre of every town. There's nothing like having to look for a washroom when you ...

Aoraki/Mt. Cook, Mount Cook, New Zealand travel blog

Aoraki/Mt. Cook

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... the 2nd swing bridge you are in the Hooker valley and from there on the view is completely dominated by Mt. Cook, New Zealand's tallest mountain. Not huge by Alpine or Himalayan standards but apparently a very difficult mountain to climb. This area and ...

Fox Glacier hike, Wilderness Backpackers, Haast, South Island, New Zealand travel blog

Fox Glacier hike

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... There are only a couple of places in the world were glaciers are found at sea level among temperate rainforests. Here in New Zealand (at Fox and Franz Josef) and in Argentina. After lunch it really started to rain but our hike became more enjoyable ...

20th Century Fox... Glacier..., Fox Glacier, New Zealand travel blog

20th Century Fox... Glacier...

A travel blog entry by anatkramer

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... and with their accent it's a little hard but I guess I was the only one that thought that because only I laughed :-( The glacier is pretty cool (double meaning) and we had a beautiful day so we got to hike up pretty far. We got explanations about ...

A Fine Start, Fox Glacier, New Zealand travel blog

A Fine Start

A travel blog entry by samkirsop

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... and started the walking tour. The ice where we were standing was 250m deep and, despite generally retreating since 1800, Fox Glacier is currently advancing. We took a two and a half hour walk over the ice, through ice caves and past moulins, ...

Global warming 101, Fox Glacier, New Zealand travel blog

Global warming 101

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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Today, I almost had an accident at the only crossroad in town. I came to a STOP sign at a T-section. There were stopped cars at both sides of the main road. One of them wanted to turn into my road, crossing the way of the other car. Both drivers were ...

Up, Up, And Away..., Aoraki Mount Cook, New Zealand travel blog

Up, Up, And Away...

A travel blog entry by aknztrip

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... running into so many different people. It’s a great mix of cultures. It just goes to show how important tourism is to New Zealand’s economy. Second only to sheep, I’m sure. Our next point of interest was Lake Pukaki. Both of these lakes ...

Hike To The Heavens, Aoraki Mount Cook, New Zealand travel blog

Hike To The Heavens

A travel blog entry by aknztrip

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... the tropics, mixed them in a giant pot and scattered them all over the valley floor. The birds and insects were buzzing with delight. New Zealand seems to always have a sweet smell in the air, but up by Mt. Cook that scent came to full blossom upon the ...

Andrew penetrates a cold and damp crevice, Fox Glacier, New Zealand travel blog

Andrew penetrates a cold and damp crevice

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... free hot chocolate on tap so obviously we took full advantage and had about 4 cups each.  We decided to head down to Fox Glacier township to a DOC site called Gillespie’s Beach that was totally free and Andrew cooked outside in the rain while I ...

Driving the west coast, Fox Glacier, New Zealand travel blog

Driving the west coast

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... Matheson to walk around the lake which mirrors Mount Cook, etc, except today as it was a bit cloudy! We then drove up to Fox Glacier and did the walk to the terminal face - basically the end of the glacier. The drive up the valley was pretty amazing to ...

On the ice, Fox Glacier, New Zealand travel blog

On the ice

A travel blog entry by rich

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... mirror images of the mountains. Sure enough, the view was an exact replica of the picture that I'd seen on many postcards throughout New Zealand. Indeed, it became more idyllic as I advanced around the lake, as Mount Tasman and Mount Cook came into view. ...

Queenstown to Bruce Bay - Day 270, Bruce Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Queenstown to Bruce Bay - Day 270

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... sea. I've parked up by a beach tonight just a little north of a small town called Bruce Bay. I'm only around 45km from Fox glacier were I'll head first thing tomorrow morning. The weather forecast for tomorrow is suppose to be fine, so hopefully I'll ...

Mountains and Glaciers, Fox Glacier, New Zealand travel blog

Mountains and Glaciers

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... replace the cloud and we are allowed the most magnificent views of snow capped Mount Cook and the Southern Alps and the Fox Glacier. Fantastic. We walk up to the terminal face of the glacier as helicopters whirred past overhead taking guests high up ...

Fox Glacier Mints, Fox Glacier, New Zealand travel blog

Fox Glacier Mints

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... our feet wisely making sure they were the right way up before stepping on to the ice. Having seen a good number of glaciers around New Zealand this was the first I had walked on and it was a great experience finding our way around, cutting steps as we ...

Don't Du Hasst, Fox Glacier, New Zealand travel blog

Don't Du Hasst

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... least they were honest. Continuing up the west coast more great scenery followed (also the norm all over New Zealand) before we finally arrived in Fox Glacier town and checking into the only hostel in the place. Despite a great 'cinema' room with ...

Cloud Piercer, Mount Cook, New Zealand travel blog

Cloud Piercer

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... the tired commentary as we passed through the Canterbury region's lowland plains the kiwi's enthusiasm for taking a dig at Australia or New Zealand's island to the left was certainly not hidden. Other than the comfy seats the hitching a lift on ...

New Zealand - Mt.Cook, Mt.Cook, New Zealand travel blog

New Zealand - Mt.Cook

A travel blog entry by gonetilwhenever

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... ' trip. After a short bus trip and a 20-minute walk we reached the lake (PIC) at the head of the Tasman Glacier - the largest glacier in New Zealand at around 75km in length. Two boats waited for us at the edge of the lake to take us up close to the ...

Ice Is Nice, Aoraki Mount Cook, New Zealand travel blog

Ice Is Nice

A travel blog entry by aknztrip

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... 8217;ve guessed... I have to tell you, I’m having a difficult time differentiating accents on this trip. I’m in New Zealand, so when a person starts talking to me with a pleasing lilt roaming around their tongue you’d think chances would ...

Cold as Ice and Willing to Sacrifice Your Love, Fox Glacier, New Zealand travel blog

Cold as Ice and Willing to Sacrifice Your Love

A travel blog entry by jwatson

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As there were only two backpackers in Fox Glacier Township, only one of which was BBH (meaning I get a discount), my choices were limited, so I moved into Ivory Tower Backpackers. The following day I set out to explore the glacier. I had decided to just ...

I Feel Like Eating a Mint., Fox Glacier, New Zealand travel blog

I Feel Like Eating a Mint.

A travel blog entry by irax

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I had to get the bus to Queenstown, stay one night and then catch another bus in the morning to get to the Fox Glacier. Again the bus either gave a near continual commentary on the area that we passed through, stopping way too often or just played some ...

The Scale of Things, Frans Josef, New Zealand travel blog

The Scale of Things

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... ' of, well, time. The climb itself has got to be one of those 'not to be missed' experiences. As unique and magical as New Zealand is, its glaciers too are unique. There is nowhere else on earth where glaciers have advanced so close to the ocean. And ...

Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier, New Zealand travel blog

Fox Glacier

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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... been warned that rain was on the way, so it wasn't a big surprise to wake up to it lashing outside ahead of our trip to the Fox Glacier. Oh well. We were provided with wet weather gear and boots and hopped on a bus for a half day tour of the ice. You ...

Mind warp in time and space continuum, Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Mind warp in time and space continuum

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... which had been recommended to us by Rorie and Emer.  It adjoins the Hermitage Hotel, questionably the most famous hotel in New Zealand that has been welcoming visitors for over 100 years. We paid 26 Dollars each for the 'Explorer Pass’ which ...

The Dark of the Glacier, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand travel blog

The Dark of the Glacier

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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