Monday, July 4, 2011

FOX GLACIER ,LAKE MATHESON & FRANZ JOSEF

Fox Glacier Terminal Face
Later that day we touched down in Fox Glacier. We didn't spend much time there, so we just took a short walk along the river valley floor to the Fox Glacier Terminal Face.
Red Coloured Rocks


Greenish Rock
Multi Coloured Mineral Terraces at the base of the glacier




Then we went straight to Lake Matheson to catch the reflection of Mt Tasman & Mt Cook. We weren't lucky enough when we got there. The sky was all white, with no sun. We enjoyed the 90 minute walk to the lake though. Enjoy the photos!



 
We ended our long day with delicious european meals at Speight's Landing Bar & Restaurant in Franz Josef. Then we spent a night at Punga Grove Motel int the Glacier Country.
Pork Spare Ribs with BBQ sauce & potato wedges
Chicken Steak with Mushroom Cream Gravy
Fresh & Juicy Green Lip Mussels with wine & tomato salsa
The Punga Grove owner's cat
Speight's Landing Bar & Restaurant
SH 6
Franz Josef
Westland, New Zealand

Punga Grove
40 Cron Street, Franz Josef
Franz Josef Glacier 7886, New Zealand
(03) 752 0001

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