Into the West: Fox Glacier to Arthur’s Pass

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lunching on the shores of Lake Wanaka; Fantail FallsĀ in Mount Aspiring Nat’l Park; another beautiful waterfall; on the road between Haast & Makarora: Mount Cook/Aoraki
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I’ve not been a fan of the glaciers the other times I’ve been, but I enjoyed them more this time. Perhaps the blue skies helped?
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High-fiving a ranger; up as close as we could get; signboard about Fox Glacier; back down the valley, a sign warning us not to stop.
There it is! The famous Lake Matheson scene! We got there early in the morning and were rewarded with beautiful reflections in the lake.
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Hokitika! The water felt so refreshing and the sun so warm. Weird to know that in just an hour’s drive we’d be up in Arthur’s Pass.
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Devil’s Punchbowl waterfall (112 meters or 367 feet); the view through Arthur’s Pass; Otira Gorge!; another quick but awesome hike on a day of lots of driving.



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