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A Sneak Peek of Franz Josef Glacier, NZ

New Zealand – West Coast

You may be wondering – should I go to Fox Glacier or Franz Josef Glacier?

Check this link to Glacier Country – a visitor guide to both Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier. It gives you an overview of both glaciers and what you can do there.

A quick rundown

  • Franz Josef Glacier is bigger and have more viewing platforms
  • Fox Glacier may be smaller but you can get a much closer view of the glacier
  • There are more hiking options in Franz Josef Glacier
  • In Fox Glacier, you have Lake Matheson whereas in Franz Josef Glacier you have Lake Mapourika

On Franz Josef Glacier, I didn’t get many good shots since it was raining very heavily. Here are some snapshots.

Heavy rain in Franz Josef Glacier

Signboard at Franz Josef Glacier

Misty mountain - Franz Josef Glacier

There is a reason for all that greenery!

For more information on the rest of New Zealand, click here.

The next question goes – which fiord to see – Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound? Pictures from Doubtful Sound here. I’ll come back to Milford Sound in another post.

The weekend is here! Have fun!

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