Up the West Coast
Trip Start Oct 16, 2007
83Trip End May 09, 2008
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various sizes swimming in it. The tanks seemed like such a small space for them to swim! We bought some smoked salmon to try it out, and it was certainly one of the best smoked salmon I've had! Guess those glacial waters they probably pump through from the nearby river helps the salmon to grow nice & strong (and yummy!)
Next stop was Fox Glacier. We took a little walk that got us within 80m of the glacier face, which was pretty cool! We then headed up one of the mountains adjacent to the glacier to get a view from above
We decided to head out to the coast and camp in tiny Okarito, population 30-ish, and kayak in the lagoon the next day. Okarito lagoon is NZ's 'largest unmodified wetland' according to our guidebook, and it has lots of channels to explore and to check out wild birdlife.
Unfortunately that night at the campground, all we had were rain and black flies, which continued through the morning. So we decided to bag our lagoon kayak trip and hoped we could get some kayaking later when we reached Abel Tasman National Park .