Monday, 7 March 2016

The Big NZ Road Trip Photos - Pt 5 - Glaciers and Beaches

After visiting the mountains of South Island 15 years ago I was looking forward to returning to the region.  I was whitewater kayaking last time I was here so there was rather less adrenaline this time.

The campsite at Okarito came well recommended to us.  It is away from the hustle and bustle of Franz Josef and Fox Glacier and was beside a beautiful beach.

Hmm ... not on this trip.  My last trip to South Island 15 years ago kayaking with a bunch of crazy Royal Marines and RN sailors.




Seems a good place for a campfire

I like beaches

Me too.

Chopping wood for supper

Supper in progress


Okarito at sunset

Okarito at sunset
Start of the hike to above Franz Josef Glacier


Start of the hike to above Franz Josef Glacier

Heading up the tourist trail

The NZ Department of Conservation is quite keen to keep its tourists safe.  This was a great sign.
Note the ranger from the picture above.  Also cuts down on HR costs.


An amazing series of suspension bridges on the way to Franz Josef

An amazing series of suspension bridges on the way to Franz Josef
An amazing series of suspension bridges on the way to Franz Josef

The view was well worth the hike to look down to Franz Josef Glacier

Always a chance to work on your pull ups.

More danger !
The view from below Franz Josef

Post hike showers are a bit brisk

Post hike showers are a bit brisk

Hiking is tiring ...

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