Day 10 – Fox Glacier to Camerons Flat

It’s Good Friday so we celebrated Christ’s incredible sacrifice for us with pancakes, icecream, stewed apples and local honey. A breakfast fit for a King.


We then drove into Fox Glacier township and came across a couple on a 1950 Vincent 1000cc, had a great chat with them. He also had a Guzzi so it was nice to meet someone with impeccable taste :), they were on their way to Palmerston to a Vincent Rally. They needed to get there today, 400klms on these roads on that bike was a big ask but he didn’t seem fazzed, altho the bigends were giving some vibrations. Regretfully I never got a photo.
We then went up to the glacier; you can walk right up to this one and its pretty impressive and quite cold as you get close to it.

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From here it was south again through various bush vistas and outlooks, onto Haast and over the longest single lane bridge in NZ. Then it was up and over Haast Pass heading inland for Wanaka. We stopped for the night at a DOC Camp at Cameron Flats.
The sandflys are giving Norma a hard time; her delicated skin is just too much temptation for them so she’s got a fair few nasty bites. I’m to old and woody for them it appears, altho I do get bitten they don’t seem to bother me.
Its started to rain which is not a good omen. Tomorrow its down to Wanaka and the Warbirds Over Wanaka AirShow.

Here’s where we’ve been today and are staying tonight:



One thought on “Day 10 – Fox Glacier to Camerons Flat”

  1. Really enjoyed reading so far…you are pretty good with the camera as well, some great shots.
    Mum says the pancakes looked fab…specially the icecream for breakfast!!!


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