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... flight back. This was equally as impressive as the first flight and finished our tour off really well. We were so tired we decided to stay at Franz Joseph that night, and head off early the next day. Before we did that we headed to the town's hot pools, as this was included in the price of our glacier tour, and soaked in the hot water for the evening. We somehow managed to book into a campsite without a camp kitchen, so that night Ed saved the day ...
... Back on Highway 6 heading south we drove through dense rainforest which was amazing, we stopped at Lake Ianth which was beautiful, the forest in the distance was topped with mist, the water level was really high too due to the rain! We drove along stopping only for petrol in the town of Hari Hari, we carried on along the road and twisted and turned down the hills towards Whataroa. It started to rain again as we drove along, we stopped at the ...
... 8217;s flightless birds). We continued our drive south, along the west coast highway – voted within Lonely Planet’s top 10 world’s best coastal drives – although, once again, sadly the weather let us down a bit. We still managed to stop off at a couple of scenic points along the way, such as the Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki, and Truman Point. There are quite a few long, single-lane road bridges across rivers throughout NZ, but ...
We woke up into a rainy morning, but we had a small hope in our hearts that the weather would change and we would be able to see the glaciers.
Simple breakfast was more than enough for us and we embarked on our journey. Franz Josef glacier was located only few minutes from the place where we stayed.
Rain was slowing down and till we arrived to the valley the glacier showed up in its full ...
... yup actual video tapes) and napping.Today we boarded the coach on attempt two to reach Franz Josef and I'm glad to say I am currently sat on the coach and have passed through the re opened road! Driver number too is a tad eratic with speedy corners and no awareness of which side of the road he belongs on ... All whilst driving through torrential (and I mean TORRENTIAL) rain, thunder and lightning.Assuming we survive this ...
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