Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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Fine for a stopover. Clean and comfortable, good breakfast, a bit tired and dated.
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... and this time of year, that's a risk. But we weren't worried. We just wanted to get as close to some glaciers as we could. Franz Joseph Glacier is about halfway down the coast. It was named by an Austrian climber for the Hapsburg leader. And just a half hour after that is the Fox Glacier.
Both are melting rapidly and you gotta see the glaciers while they still exist. And even if you can't see them, they leave behind ...
... It is a funky chic little area and the tram runs right down the middle. Our hostess collected us from there and we went to lunch in a great little local cafe, after which we were taken on a tour of the eastern side of the city where a lot of the 2nd earthquake took place. Lots of residential and road damage and still more to be knocked down. Many previous residential areas are now just bare fields as most have moved and are rebuilding in the ...
... of 10 mins with a few stops in souvenir shops and to the supermarket to get some dinner for tonight. We came back and used the hot tub, conveniently placed right in the middle of the car park which was surrounded by the rooms. Sat in there for about an hour talking and shiz. Some of the others went for a helihike consisting of a 5 min helicopter ride up to the glacier and then a ...
... made it taste decent, however, it didn't keep me awake at all
- I think that Fox Glacier would have been a better choice. When I was looking up pictures of Franz Josef and Fox Glacier, I couldn't tell the difference, and also, from Fox Glacier you can get to lake Mattheson, which is where the traditional mt cook picture is taken.
Before going to Hokitika we stopped off at Kumara on Caroline's suggestion. It was home to the last Goldrush in NZ in 1876 with people descending upon it from all over the world. A pair of would be moonshiners went into the hills to start their distillery. Much to their surprise they found gold nuggets in the dirt and started their claim. The town grew rapidly and became an lively hub and the Theatre Royal Hotel was the centre. It hosted international ...