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We started off at the car park, and only took us 20 minutes of walking (some of it was steep) to get to the end of the track. Along the way we saw some impressive high water falls and when you are... more »
Just a short walk from the carpark, this is a fairly easy walk if you're ok with climbing steps. The trail ends with a great view of the glacier and sentinel rock that bears a bit of a sad story. An..... more »
Absolute must do if you're in the west coast of the south island. A natural wonder in our own backyard that unfortunately, due to climate change, might not be there forever. There's great views no matter which direction you travel from and there's plenty of places to stop on the way. We went with our children and they really enjoyed it. The track to the glacier is fairly easy and there is information at the beginning of the track about how long the trip is depending on how close you want to get. The glacier can be viewed as close as 750m away and the round trip is about 1.5hrs. There's historical information all along the track as well as plenty of beautiful sights to see including waterfalls.
Its a short (1h-2h return) hike. You get close to the glacier but wont be able to get on it though. However it rewards you with an amazing view on the glacier. Further there are several signs where the glacier ended in the past which is very impressive. And if you are patient and keen you can join a guide for free who will explain you more about the fauna. So certainly worth a stop.
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