Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier
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Fine for a stopover. Clean and comfortable, good breakfast, a bit tired and dated.
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... the rock while digging a prospecting shaft. They gave up but subsequent sluicing around 1880 exposed the rock high in the face of the claim. Undermined by a powerful water jet, the rock fell with a thud that shook Kumara and stopped the post office clock! The landscape around is a large area of tailings (slag) and bush.
We continued on to Hokitika and went into the i-site. We saw a picture of Hokitika Gorge and decided to visit it. On the way we passed ...
Slightly worse for wear this morning but still up early for a trip to see a Lake Mahinapua then back on the road to Franz Josef. We had a quiet night as we had an early start for our glacier adventure the next day! 23/1/15 The best way to start the day turns out to be a helicopter ride up into a glacier!! We did a 3 hour Ice Explorer trek up on the Franz Josef glacier with our guide Adam chipping ice steps for us to climb with his pick ...
... the melt streams and the waterfalls with the occasional bird squawk. Many people were doing the same climb as us but it was still an extraordinarily serene place. The mist on the mountains cleared as we walked until there was a beautiful patch of blue sky just above the glacier. The glacier itself glittered blue in the sunshine. Yet another great experience! I'd never seen a glacier before. ...
... the commercial centre during the gold rush in the 1860's. We had wanted to stop here after reading Rose Tremaine's 'The Colour', which is about an English couple who come over to Christchurch to seek a new life and Joseph finds gold/ the colour and heads out West. The harbour was pretty treacherous during the gold rush with 1 ship being wrecked every 10 days trying to get int the harbour. A lot of the buildings from that time are still intact and can be seen while ...
... clear water. We drove to the tip of Farewell Split and went for a walk along the beach. There were black swans and jelly fish everywhere in the water, it was crystal clear and amazing!
The next day we drove through Nelson, stopping to climb a step hill as it is claimed to be the centre of New Zealand. Then we kept going to Picton where we spent a day just relaxing and then caught the ferry to the north island.