Franz Josef Glacier village
The view from the hotel restaurant was amazing whilst having breakfast, but unfortunately, I left my camera and phone in my room. After breakfast, I went for a walk around the local area, as we had time to kill because some of our group were doing a flight over the glacier. I decided not to do it as I had flown over Mt Cook when I was in NZ in 2013 and figured nothing could top that!
Fox Glacier village
Once we left Franz Josef Glacier village, we headed south and Mark and Lu arranged to stop in Fox Glacier village to check out the views. Again, they were amazing!
Leaving Fox Glacier we headed south along the Haast Highway
We came to Bruce Bay on the coast
Inland again past Lake Moreaki
And back out to the coast again.
Haast River Drop Off
One of the options for the tour was to take a jetboat along the Haast River, but I decided not to.
We dropped everyone doing the jetboat ride at the river.
Haast Visitor Centre
Went to the Department of Conservation building, which is also the visitors centre, where we were able to wander around outside (in the cold!).
Haast-Pass Makarora Road
We then headed along the Haast-Pass Makarora Road
And stopped at the pickup point.
Haast Pass – Makarora Road
We continued along the Haast Pass – Makarora Road
Thunder Creek Falls
And went to Thunder Creek Falls
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