- Breakfast Available
- Room service
- Non-smoking rooms
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
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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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The rain we heard during the night had just about gone off when we left Westport at 8.30 am. When I gave back the key the host said that it was likely to be poor weather all down the coast, almost all day in fact. As this is meant to be one of the most scenic drives in the country, it was even more disappointing to find that slightly further down …
... 1887-8 to capacity crowds. One show was the London Circus!
The area continued to be productive and an enormous Bucket Dredge was initially commissioned in 1937 then moved, recommisioned and worked from 1957 to 1982! It employed 54 men and could scoop 400 yards of dirt an hour. It scoured and ripped the river bed to a depth of 100 feet with its massive 103 buckets. The whole thing floated on pontoons and churned 4 1/2 million cubic yards of gold ...
... preferred driving & it was rather bouncy on the back! Hadn't had any breakfast so had a smoothie in Franz Josef before the walk back to site! Felt further on the way back - I think because it was hotter. Felt much better after lunch, a spa (hot tub) & a shower - a part from the fact that the spa was boiling! It took us ages to get in & we both looked like boiled lobsters when we got out! Our first lazy afternoon, ...
... the hot water than intended as we met some Yanks, and he wanted an explanation of the rules of cricket. Little Ones Spike went with Nanny and Grandad to the top of what they a glacier, which is a lot of moving ice in a valley. Spike wanted to go onto the ice but a man in a uniform told him to stop, as it was too dangerous to go any ...
... walk was a bit longer because the glacier has receded so much. All that is left are stones laying everywhere, it looks like a vast waste land of rocks. In four years this glacier has melted so quickly it is incredible. Again you have to walk up multiple inclines but at the top of one there is a large chunk of glacier slowly melting by itself. It was really cold but really dirty. We continued to the top and we were faced with a ...