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Historic Swing Bridge  
   

Historic Swing Bridge

People used to be able to view the glacier from here in the past but the glacier has receded somewhat over time.
Glacier Country

October 8th 2008
Wednesday 8th October It rained heavily from about 0400 and both of us had a fitful night. On our way and first stop was just up the road, Fox Glacier. A short walk got us to the observation area but when we saw others in the distance near the foot of the glacier we ducked under the marker tape and moved quickly along a rockfall area, keeping our eyes peeled. On our return this section ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Fox Glacier

New Zealand Flag The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
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