Day 168 New Zealand, Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier to Wanaka.

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May 5th 2015
Published: May 14th 2015
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Hi Bloggers,

Got up super early had a quick breakfast of porridge and headed off to the parking area to start our early morning walk to the Franz Josef Glacier.

It was a 1h30 walk and gave us amazing scenery to take photos of!!! We beat the weather and got a nice clear view. Lucky we got up so early as when we finished the walk the fogs were coming in quickly!!

The Fox Glacier is only about 30 mins’ down the road so we headed there to see if the weather was better to do a helicopter ride and if not do one of the walks to the glacier.

We did another 1h30 walk, to an alpine viewing area looking over the Fox glacier. The walk was great, going over waterways of crystal blue waters. Weather was great as well but loads of cloud cover by the time we got back to the car!!! (Made me happy, as when we came back loads of people were just starting their walks!! Early bird and all that !!!)

So we drove via Haast, past Lake Hawea and other amazing views before stopping for lunch.

We arrived in Wanaka about 1430, we were worried about fuel as we were on the last 2 bars, so got fuel when we arrived!! It gets so much more expensive the more south you go!!!

Once in Wanaka we had a walk around the village, had a shower and did washing in a petrol station. (It's all set up for people travelling here!!)

We had dinner at a Japanese noodle bar for a treat as we hadn't eaten out for so long, it was terrible though and a waste of money. The noodles were the cheap ones you buy for $20 cents in the super market!!!

During our walk around we found this cinema called Paradiso, it was a small 2 screen place, but the best part was the insides had sofas and old cars to sit in to watch the film, also you could have dinner while watching the film and had a break in the middle to buy another beer lol!!! (Heaven)

We watched Avengers age of Ultron, more my type of film but Vick watched it with me!! (She didn’t like it)

As we wanted a drink we asked if we could park in the car park behind so we wouldn’t have to drive to park, the guy was good and said normally they don’t but it would be ok!!!

We headed back after the film, all 20 metres away!! We were shattered so both were asleep quickly!!

Love N&V X

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