Travel Blogs from Fox Glacier
Wanaka - Haast Pass - Fox Glacier - Lake Matheson
Stops at all waterfalls along Haast Pass
The Blue Pools were really stunning
1 1/2 hour walk up to Fox Glacier
We walked around Matheson Lake and were very disappointed about the clouds.
We found a very beautiful motel and the owner told us we …
This morning we grabbed a quick breakfast at a bakery in Queenstown before our 1 hour drive to Wanaka and the start of the Mount Iron hike. Greg enjoyed a chicken curry pie while I stuck with a bacon, egg & tomato breakfast sandwich on freshly baked bread. Both were delicious! Thus far, Greg has eaten a plethora of pies since we have been here …
... Josef, one of the two walkable glaciers we thought we had nearly made it, just 20km to go to Fox Glacier, the other walkable glacier and our destination. Alas, the road between Fox and Franz is not the best, twisting and turning steeply up mountains and when we eventually rolled into our campsite, 12 hours after setting off, it was all we could do to cook beans on toast and make the bed before passing out. Kellie says: This drive had better be worth ...
... the beautiful sight, we headed back down the hill and around the corner to the very edge of the lake, a walk which took around 20 minutes but as we arrived at the shore, we were now up close and personal with the icebergs, some of which really quite huge and had melted slightly to form crazy and aesthetically pleasing shapes, some smooth and curved and some jagged and still covered in rubble from the glaciers erosion. We scrambled around the shoreline to get a ...
... to stomp over. There was moulins and crevices all around us as we walked up the different sections to the glacier leading us up. Taking a twisting path we climbed the 'Stairway to Heaven' and entered 'The Holy Grail'. The picture explains it better then I can but the feeling of walking through the tunnel under 60 - 80 year old ice was awe inspiring. The range of blue colours, clear layers in the ice like a tree grain showing different densities and therefore how ...
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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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