I finally got to cross another “big one” off my New Zealand bucket list — I went hiking on a glacier at last.
Located in Westland National Park on NZ's South Island, the Franz Josef Glacier stretches down 12 kilometers from the mountains into temperate rainforest. It certainly is unique, and I consider hiking it to be one of those “once in a lifetime” experiences that I won't soon forget.
I booked a half-day guided trek with Franz Josef Glacier Guides, and eventually set out onto the ice in a group of about 10 people. This hike was by no means easy — Franz is a big block of steep, slippery ice, after all — but it was so worth it.
Check out the video here, and stay tuned for a full post (photos, story, glacier hiking tips) on the adventure on Wednesday.
What do you think?