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- Microwave in room
- Non-smoking hotel
- Non-smoking rooms
- Reduced mobility 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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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 …
... Lots of maps, historical information about the park, and videos of crazy people skiing off the summit of Aoraki kept us entertained.
With most campgrounds full over Christmas we decided to stay put a couple more days and not move until the 26th. Christmas Eve was another beautiful day and we took the opportunity to return to the Sealy Tarns trail, which we had attempted a month previous with the senior Perrotts ...
... a quiet spot and resuming our three person spoon in our car bed. We were woken to a loud knock on our window as the warden wasn't able to see the receipt we had attached to our rear view mirror. He quickly scuttled off and we fell back to sleep. The wind was shaking our car from side to side, it was so powerful. We attempted to move from bed to car placing things on the roof heavy enough to withstand the wind. ...
... up shear walls using a rope to keep our balance. The coolest part of the whole hike, however, had to be the crevice that we squeezed through. Sam prepped us all by asking the open ended question "anyone here claustrophobic?" .. well, no, not right now, but maybe if he had told us what we were doing beforehand we might have been! The hike in didn't start so bad, except the fact that we were 8 meters down a wall of ice that was starting to get smaller ...
... ice that had fallen off the top of the glacier and we watched it crash down breaking into hundreds of pieces. Apparently, blocks of ice the size of a house can break off at anytime. We were on the glacier for just under 3 hours when the helicopter came for us. The tour was only 3 and a half hours anyway so we didn't miss too much because of the bad weather. We got back to the town and traded all our glacier clothes in then all 11 of us ran across the road ...