Heritage Park Lodge
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... got up early next morning and headed into the office to be told all was clear up on the glacier so of we went and they were right it was so clear with brilliant sunshine that the reflection of the ice was painful to the eyes, but well worth it. I have never enjoyed a trip more. The helicopter flew up the fox glacier and then over to the top of the Franz Joseph glacier where it landed and we had a quick walk on the snow before we flew down the glacier.
... for the evening at a campsite at Pleasant Flat. The view is very pleasant as the name suggests, but the sandflies mean you don't want to be out in it for too long!! Hundreds of them descend on our camper, peering through the windows, clearly smelling our blood! Fortunately this camper seems to be a bit better sealed than the one in Australia and the flies cannot get in.
We cap off the day eating dinner whilst watching Lewis Hamilton win the Grand ...
... Twelve sleeps to go. So far its been everything we hoped for, apart from the early motorhome delays. The weather has been very kind to us. There have been a few really cold days (like the windy day in Dunedin and the freezing day in Queenstown) and many cold nights, but nothing a heater can't fix. The sun has been out quite a lot, even on days that start or end with rain and heavy cloud. And we've only really had one annoyingly windy day - when we were in Dunedin.
... down the valley. We flew over Fox Glacier and down the valley and over the neighbouring rainforest which was so lush and green it was in stark contrast to the ice and snow above.
Finally it was time to return back to Franz Josef and the tour was over all too quickly. As soon as we landed I wanted to get right back on and do it all over again. Maybe I will become a helicopter pilot when I return home…
After a quick stop for lunch, sat outside to make the ...
... ginger taste. It wasn't bad, glad I tried it. Our order arrived and WOW, it was delicious! Best fish and chips ever!
Once we finished our meal we walked around the bay and took the Wharekai-Te Kou Trail to a beach on the Tasman Sea. It was a nice walk to work off some of the meal!
We drove back the way we came, thru Haast and North to Lake Paringa where we camped. There were a dozen or so Kea's in ...