Posts Tagged “West Coast”

Lake Matheson, Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier (South Island, NZ)

The weather wasn’t looking good for us today. Checking the forecast, it showed that it would rain in the afternoon so we headed off to our first hike to Franz Josef Glacier in the wee morning. We first hiked through lush rainforest but that soon opened up to a moon-like crater of rocks. As we […]


Hokitika Gorge, Franz Josef (South Island, NZ)

We started off nice and early by driving out to Hokitika Gorge, about 40 minutes away from the town centre. From there we started our little bush walk. Actually, it was a lovely walk as I hadn’t seen rainforest in New Zealand yet. Within hardly 4 minutes we caught sight of the beautiful torquoise gorge. […]


Arthur’s Pass, Hokitika (South Island, NZ)

It was 7 hours of driving today. I covered 5 hours of it and I pretty much covered from the east coast to the west coast. That meant it was 5 hours of windy roads of various speeds (35km/hr to 100km/hr at any time) as we trudged through the mountainous terrain of Arthur’s Pass. I’m […]