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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 …
... dark so we wont get lost on the way back....what an epic fail that was!! We managed to miss the tiny little dirt path and go so far out of our way. Eventually we made it back!! Phew!! Auto took over cooking duties last night to give Barbara and myself a break...maybe he didnt like our cooking?? Ha He made some decent chicken, spuds and gravy!! Fair play to him!! This morning I woke up with ...
... to the glacier car park. Everything was so green and luscious and it was actually really pleasant to walk through. We got to the car park; where the track to the glacier starts, in good time and had only encountered a few spots of rain, which was even better. However, as soon as we started on the track to the glacier the rain started up again, thankfully it was only light and our waterproofs did their job well. We were strolling along when there was a break in the cloud and all of ...
... cafe for breakfast and dinner. Thankfully our hotel in Christchurch had a hot tub with jets and boy did we use it.
After our relaxing and low-key stay in Christchurch, we dropped off the car at the rental place before catching the flight to Auckland. The flight to Auckland was fast. We'll just state that we will probably never fly Jetstar again unless we have very little baggage. ...
... br> - Belts on
- We also saw a few other signs that just make me giggle if you see the funny side:
- BEWARE Children (Oh, no! Not children!)
- SLOW Children Crossing (Is no one watching these kids?)
Onto the blog!
So we drove into the Fox Glacier Township from Punakaiki, making it into town around 2 p.m. The west side of the south island where we are right now ...