A Sneak Peek of Franz Josef Glacier, NZ

08 Oct

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!


Posted by on October 8, 2010 in New Zealand, Travel


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2 responses to “A Sneak Peek of Franz Josef Glacier, NZ

  1. denverlori

    October 9, 2010 at 12:03 am

    Gorgeous! I want to come along on your adventure!

  2. hasayang

    October 9, 2010 at 12:39 am

    Thanks for dropping by. Come along on an adventure. Really love those pictures in your blog. 🙂


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