Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier
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Saturday 1st December
Departed at 7.30am for the drive to Fox Glacier. From Queenstown the road (highest tar sealed road in NZ) to Wanaka gave us the most stunning of views. High snow capped mountains, deep rainforest covered valleys and gorges with ice blue rivers running through them. The scenery just goes on and on!!. Photos do not do …
... and he decided to take a road that would lead us to the Hooker Valley (no comments thank you). We arrived at a car park with a sign saying the Hooker Glacier Lake we wanted to see was a 30 minute walk and up to a 4 hour hike and it was still pouring. Hels always being prepared, had a waterproof jacket but Tony only had a thin fleece jacket........decided not to go on the walk. We then drove out towards our exit road. We chatted as to whether we should drive 8 ...
... worst cost possible to try and conquer nature. This section of the Southern Alps contains several peaks that are challenging for even the best of climbers and here is where Sir Edmund Hilary actually trained before his mammoth task of summiting Mount Everest. Our walk was not so challenging however and involved an hour and a half tramp up the valley floor along what was mostly a well-used path, past glacial lakes and further up into the mountains. Someone must ...
... scissors battle where us outsiders were tolerated. They do seem alright and we talked to a few of them but it will be hard to be accepted fully with one more night to meet them. We'll see as there are bigger and more exciting places to go yet. Well it's a clear night, lots of unfamiliar stars in the sky and, thanks to Forrest, the shadow walk and fireman's lift will never be as comfortable ever again. Good man! Time for sleep. Up early for this ...
... your a photographer.
People die at this place, and I can see why, rock slides and flash floods just for example.
We managed to survive, thank goodness.
Our next destination was Queenstown. About 4 hours drive. No stopping for pictures. Of course, with me in tow it took 6. Views everywhere we looked. Total sensory overload!
We got to talking about the ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Fine for a stopover. Clean and comfortable, good breakfast, a bit tired and dated.
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