Published: May 29th 2012May 28th 2012
Reflections of Fox Glacier
Next day, on to the Glaciers. We started off at Fox Glacier and walked to the base of it - quite impressive. We had been advised to drive in the opposite direction to visit Lake Matheson which turned out to be very good advice. A 90 minute walk around the lake gave us views of the mountains but with excellent reflections on the still waters of the lake - a must for visitors. A drive further out again, about 4km (note the local free tourist map is not to scale) gave a grand distant view of the upper reaches of Fox Glacier. Again, very impressive. Next we went further north to Franz Joseph Glacier. This is an even more impressive sight than the Fox, especially from a distance. There is a viewpoint about 10 minutes from the car park which is very good -recommended. The walk to the base of the glacier, 45min each way is quite good, with impressive cliffs cut out by the glacier to your side. We stayed overnight at a commercial site in Franz Joseph Town, wallowing in a long nice hot shower.
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