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The only reason people go to Fox Glacier is the overpowerig presence of Mount Cook, Mount Tasman, Fox Glacier, Franz Josef Glacier and all the accompanying stuff of mountains and snow.
And the best way to see all this is by helicopter - given their ability to fly high and slow and land on the snowfields high in the mountains.
... of Aviemore and Waitaki, green pastures and through towns like Otematata and Kurow. Most of them were eerily empty, partly because it was Sunday and partly because their populations were from what we could see no more then a hundred. It was beyond dusk this time when we pulled into our next DOC camp site. We cooked some dinner in the dark and then went to bed early as I wanted to be up the next morning at sunrise.
... whole day and leave around 4pm. Before we can head back to Queenstown we have to stop in the famous Cardrona hotel for a drink. It's in most photos around the whole of New Zealand so we couldn't not go in. For the evening we meet go out for dinner with Beth, Jon's sister as well. We are having a nice dinner and a drink while watching Australia play New Zealand when the bar we are sat in turns into a night club and a pub crawl of around 50 ...
Today was a very fun filled day! We're now at Franz Josef, it is home of the highest mountains in NZ and the great ice glaciers. We're staying in this class hostel, it's all like log cabins and has a hot tub and the cosiest bar with a big open fire. Last night we went to the bar's pizza fest, it was an all you can eat pizza night with chips, garlic bread and a drink for $17, was pretty sweet and definitely got my money's worth, and definitely the big eater out of all the girls. ...
We woke early for breakfast and the bus to Franz Josef. The walk to the bus was not so much fun as it was torrential rain and down hill with suitcases! Once down the very steep hill the journey to the bus became more interesting as the pavements were flooded to above my hiking boots. This left us no option but to use the road but in the darkness of the early morning this was not exactly a safe option. Fortunately we made it to ...