Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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Fine for a stopover. Clean and comfortable, good breakfast, a bit tired and dated.
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The trip from Queenstown to Fox Glacier was very long, but it gave us a chance to experience the Southern Alps, see the west coast, walk many forest trails, and visit a vineyard. The latter was beautifully situated, and though it was a bit too early to sample organic wines, we did nonetheless. I loved that area-- it was cool, dry, beautiful, and I …
... cloths etc on their bikes, when I think of going up and down those steep hills I can't help but think that there are easier and better ways to see New Zealand. we came across 2 landslide and had to wait for the men to clear the road, was a bit dangerous as I didn't know whether there would be any more as we drove round and thru the mountains, there were signs saying beware of landslides.
Tonight we are staying at the Lake Hawea Hotel, and have awesome views of the lake.
... I'm glad we headed out, because
in the car park for the hiking trail we FINALLY saw a wild Kea. I've
been searching for Kea's since we arrived in Te Anau several days
ago. Kea's are alpine parrots, and have the intelligence of a four
year old human. They also have a call that drives Calla (our cat)
insane (which I accidentally learned while listening to an audio clip
at home). This Kea was pretty silent, and thankfully didn't try to
steal the lens cap for ...
... who bought it in 1967 and restored it. The city of Dunedin needed exploring but time was upon us so we pressed on north. We saw a sign for a coastal scenic route and turned off weaving through the hills past beaches and bays following a railway line. We stopped to walk on the sand and collect shells before eventually rejoining the state highway. We saw a sign for Shag Point and drove onto the headland where we ...
... excuse for checking out the coffee shop guilt free afterwards! From here it was back on to tarmac roads and a short drive to Fox Glacier. From the car park it was a 30 minute hike up to the terminal face of the glacier. It was well worth the soggy uphill walk as to see the edge of the ice and the process we've read so much about and how it's shaped a lot of the country was really very special and quite moving. It has to be one of the greatest forces in ...