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Old 18-06-2018, 05:24 PM   #2343
yxerin
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Planning a trip to south island...first time...

Fox glacier or franz josef glacier....which one do you all recommend to visit?

I find helihike too ex....are there cheaper alternatives where i can still hike through the glacier?
I visited both on the same day. You can hike to viewing points for both glaciers, but you can't actually hike on the glacier unless you purchase helihike (which I didn't do as well cuz they are kinda expensive). Can consider doing the Lake Matherson hike as well. The cafe there has superb views.

I chose to overnight in fox, instead of fj, cuz that helped to cut driving time to Wanaka by about half an hour the next day. I drove anti-clockwise around South island.
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