Monday, 2 December 2013

Day 4 South Island: Tasman Glacier View, Blue Lake, Queenstown

In the morning, we went on a hiking trail exploring the foothills of the mountains and Tasman Glacier recommended by the hostel staff.

The area is quite remote. Access is by a gravel trail. Here you're up close with the rugged terrain and a real glacier. Well worth the steep hike to the hill top to view the glacier and surrounding area. The view will take your breath away.

All ready and eager to go

On the trail

Icy cold water from the melting snow fields
The journey
Taking a breather
At the top

Tasman glacier. Closest as we will ever get.

The edge of the retreating glacier

Blue Lake and surrounding
Couldn't resist another stopover at Twizel for shasimi salmon!

Fruit stall along the highway to Queenstown


The famous Fergburger

Sinful indulgence. Angus beef patty with bacon strips.

Accomodation 3 nights in Queenstown. Best Western Cranbury Hotel


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