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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.
Happy Birthday to us!!!!! ;-) What an amazing experience! We took a helicopter to a spot on the Fox Glacier and did a 3-hour hike. To say it was stunning would be an understatement! Thanks to everyone for our bday wishes!
... like did a wee interview with you before you went on the plane and throughout the whole thing. We got on the wee plane and flew right up above the Cook mountains (highest in NZ) and because we wer so high up we even had to put the oxygen masks on. I wasn't as nervous as I thought I would more like excited and adrenaline filled, and i was like looking out the plane going higher & higher up above the clouds being like am I actually going to jump out of a plane this high ...
... and shooting stars fall from the sky. The Wekas, which are a small walking bird that cannot fly, also skulked around the hot pools trying to find food. They were very interested in our colourful water bottles too.
We spent most of our second day up there relaxing in the pools and the day after we woke up early and made it back to the car 5 hours and 18kms later and with wet ...
On the second day I actually got to explore the area up on the glacier itself by joining a tour run by local guides. I went alone because none of the others were keen to pay the extortionate tour price and fly up there in a helicopter. I actually wasn't keen on any of those things either, ...
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