• Day31

    Fox Glacier

    March 30, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Fox Glacier / Te Moeka o Tuawe is a 13-kilometre-long (8.1 mi) glacier located in Westland Tai Poutini National Park on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. It was named in 1872 after a visit by the then Prime Minister of New Zealand, Sir William Fox. Following the passage of the Ngai Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998, the name of the glacier was officially altered to Fox Glacier / Te Moeka o Tuawe.

    It was a bit of a steep climb to where you can see the glacier valley (I should be used to it by now) but so worth it. Very sad to think that due to global warming these majestic glaciers will one day not be there anymore. 😯🗻
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