West Coast Trip – The Glaciers

Feeling good indeed !


Day 3

New Zealand contains many stunning glaciers, most located near the Main Divide in the Southern Alps in the South Island.  In the West Coast, you can view glaciers descending into temperate rainforest and they are the most accessible glaciers in the world.  

Day 3, our adventure begins !  Only an hour and a half drive south of Hokitika is the start of Glacier Country.

On the way, we stopped at the clear and beautiful Lake Ianthe which is a popular spot for trout fishing.

Lake Ianthe A portrait of ‘silence‘ in a photo with crystal clear water that mirrors the image captured with horizon in the skies.

We arrived at Franz Josef which was bustling with tourists in our fine summer weather.  The glacier is five kilometres from the town of the same name.  The return walk was just under 2 hours and was relatively easy (for someone who is not at all into…

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