Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers
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March 18th, 2007 – by: sissanoel
The contrast with our trip to Fox Glacier the next day cannot be described - they were so much more organised and just seemed to know what they were doing! We did a heli-hike here so of course there were far fewer people about - you go up and down to the middle of the glacier in a helicopter (yes, EVEN Melissa did it and thought it was incredible, much better than light planes which scare the hell out of her!) where they drop you off for over two hours of walking around the glacier and exploring the little caves and crannies - expensive at $299pp but well worth it if you can stretch your budget, a whole different experience to being on the lower face. Afterwards we drove out to Lake Matheson but unfortunately the conditions were not right for the famed reflection of Mount Cook on the waters, still nice to wander around though. We had lunch at Cooks Saddle Cafe - quite a tacky looking "wild west" sort of pub, but the food and drink was great and we just sat there for a couple of hours relaxing in the sunshine - very pleasant!
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