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- Non-smoking rooms
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSunset Motel Fox Glacier
Beautiful place. I always like it when it is new, modern, clean and if tha weather had been fine we would even had a view to Mount Cook probably and theer was a very friendly host.
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Fox glacier - there are 2 must do sights here. One is to walk around Lake Matheson which reflects the glacier with mount tasmin and mount cook in the background. The second is to walk up to as the viewpoint of the glacier.
The walk around the lake we did in the morning which took a few hours. We thought that this would be a fine site for …
I have heard lots of stories of what a pretty place this is and that the views are spectacular. Unfortunately for us it was quite windy and cloudy. Two deterrents to the reason I wanted to stop and that was to try and get some reflection photos. We had ...
After considering an early start and driving to Lake Matheson for sunrise, a terrible headache overnight stopped any plans of that. Instead, a sleep in was necessary and I wasn’t on the road till after 10. I stopped in at the glacier (Franz Josef) and decided to trek to the viewing platform. It is a long walk and you don’t get very close at all to the glacier, which was a bit of a disappointment. Still, its amazing to see, and a little bit sad to see where it used to be not ...
... our tour and the glacier is smooth blue ice. It really is beautiful. We went through some glacier tunnels where we were on our hands and knees crawling on blue ice! We were on a track so the company had already axed out stairs and a pathway for us even though I couldn't see it. I guess the afternoon is when they can free guide and just walk around. As the glacier is pushed down the valley, it forms ripples (aka holes and cracks/wedges in the ice). While these ripples can be fun ...
... relaxing in the hostel and I watched Inception with a number of the others at the hotel. The next morning the rearranged tour of FJ glacier was cancelled yet again despite perfect weather so we hastily booked on a tour at the neighbouring Fox glacier and after some tricky transport negotiating managed to arrange a lift there. Donning our heavy duty walking boots and down jackets we headed to the helipad where we were air lifted out in groups of 5 or 6 ...