Saturday, May 26, 2012

Photohunt: Famous Places: Franz Josef and Fox Glacier

In New Zealand, the beauty of going to the glaciers is, they are accessible and you can walk there, even if it is quite far to many people. Few people walk or would walk miles and miles in the freezing rain to terminus of the Franz Josef Glacier. 

We did, braved the rain, and the slippery rocks.

Fox was nearer to the road, we went as a family which included a 3 year old.

The Franz Josef (Ka Roimata o Hinehukatere in Māori) is a 12 km (7.5 mi) long glacier located in Westland Tai Poutini National Park on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. Together with the Fox Glacier 20 km (12 mi) to the south, it is unique in descending from the Southern Alps to less than 300 metres (980 ft) above sea level, amidst the greenery and lushness of a temperate rainforest[


Gattina said...

I think I have never seen a glacier. What a nice excursion you did !

BlueShell said...