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  • Day201

    West coast to Fox Glacier

    March 26, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

    We left Wanaka today and headed on up the West Coast, stopping at some of the many scenic viewpoints along the way. One place we stopped was Fantail Falls, a waterfall where many people had made small piles of the very flat rocks lying all around – so we decided to add to the display whilst we were there. In parts the road ran along the coast, creating more vantage points – although these ones were short lived for us, as the notorious West Coast sandflies that several people had warned us about were out in force! This, together with the rain, resulted in another “car picnic” for lunch. We got to Fox Glacier mid-afternoon and we really wanted to see the glacier so, despite the rain, we decided to walk the trail that takes you closest to the glacier face. Needless to say we got very wet – but we did get a reasonable view of the glacier, despite all of the cloud covering the tops of the surrounding mountains. We were pleased we got to see the glacier – and also pleased when we checked into our motel and found it had a tumble dryer we could use for $2!Read more