Continuing down the west coast, we stopped at the pounamu jade capital of Hokitika and picked up a bit of aviation history at Hari Hari. The weather actually got warmer as we approached the glaciers, passing through Franz Josef to do an afternoon hike on Fox Glacier. Stepping onto the glacier indeed "opened the ice box" to cold air and some very cool ice features.
Jade jewelry toolsCutting pounamu jadeHari Hari tilesFranz JosefKiwi copilotFox GlacierFox Glacier hotel view