[View] This Mount Fox and the Fox Glacier town is super friendly, the food, experience and people are amazing. [Fun] It is worth the time to look around and experience all the beautiful scenery in New Zealand.
There were three main items to see the Fox Glacier: helicopter ride, ordinary hiking, ice cave adventure, we took the first two. The helicopter ride was simple, fly straight up to the glacier and land, the early morning mist on the West Coast was great. But the weather is more affected, New Zealanders will not risk for income, as long as the weather forecast is not appropriate, even the mountain town weather is not a good line. Ordinary hikes can also be exchanged at the visitor center, where the guide takes the car into the valley and then takes it along the gravel trail for more than ten minutes until the glacier bottom. It is said that the glacier has been steadily rising and receding in recent years because of the severe warming of the climate. Ice cave explorations are more fully equipped, led by professionals through the glacier.
Fox, the name of New Zealand's second prime minister, remained on the glacier after his visit in 1872. It was a cloudy, gray area, a temperate rainforest, and it was lucky not to have caught rain. Although the road up the mountain is not like the 5A scenic spot in China, it is not as rough as expected, the valley is very open, the mountain scenery is very common, a river formed by melting glaciers slowly flowing on the cliff side, there are many ice on the water surface that did not melt; The path of gravel was slowly uphill, and occasionally a meter-wide stream was to be trampled on it. It was not long before it was half an hour or so before the tongue of the Fox Glacier. The world of the glittering, clear-eyed imagination did not appear, but a less white ice belt, about ten metres wide, ran down the valley to a small mountain-level ground. If you must praise it, it is like a huge pale green jade, lying in a turbid gray valley. To see the whole glacier, you have to take a helicopter to the top of the mountain, where the world is clear and clear.