Tag Archives: glaciers

Winter in Franz Josef

Just back from a lovely couple of nights down in the South Westland village of Franz Josef, the township for the Franz Josef glacier. Lots of fresh snow on the mountains.  We had beautiful crisp clear winter days for exploring … Continue reading

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Okarito – 3 mile lagoon beach walk

ok so don’t hold me to this but Okarito is possibly one of my favourite places on the West Coast.  I know what you’re thinking, didn’t you say that about Reefton – no wait Granity or was it Cape Foulwind … Continue reading

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South Westland Gems – Gillespies Beach and Lagoon

Stephen and I are making the most of our time in South Westland and we’re heading out to Gillespies Beach. Neither of us have never been here before so even the drive is an adventure. I don’t know why, but … Continue reading

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South Westland Gems – Lake Matheson

Day 2 of our long weekend to South Westland and we’re off to Lake Matheson to try our luck with the camera. The Lake is famous for its reflection photos of Mt Cook and Mt Tasman but you need near … Continue reading

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South Westland and Its Little Gems – Okarito

If you mention South Westland most people think of glaciers – Franz Josef and Fox Glacier. These are great icons of the West Coast particularly of South Westland but there is so much more to offer in this beautiful part … Continue reading

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