Greymouth to Franz Josef Glacier South Island New Zealand

Greymouth to Franz Josef South Island New Zealand

New Year’s Day 2019.

Greymouth to Franz Josef South Island New Zealand

Greymouth to Franz Josef South Island New Zealand

I was super excited this morning, knowing that tonight I was to arrive in the Franz Josef Glacier township. I had promised myself a helicopter trip to get the best of the views.

It was only a two hour drive south and as I was on the road at 8am, I was going to be well early. I stopped numerous times along the way and basically blew off time.

Approaching Hari Hari there were signs for discount (allegedly) chopper flights. What the heck, I turned in. I was in for a massive treat.

Before Helicopter Flight Franz Josef Glacier

Before Helicopter Flight Franz Josef Glacier

Before Helicopter Flight Franz Josef Glacier

Before Helicopter Flight Franz Josef Glacier

Just After Takeoff Helicopter Flight Franz Josef Glacier

Just After Takeoff Helicopter Flight Franz Josef Glacier

Just After Takeoff Helicopter Flight Franz Josef Glacier

Just After Takeoff Helicopter Flight Franz Josef Glacier

Nothing can prepare you for your first flight over the Franz Josef Glacier. Even the follow pictures do not do it justice. These pictures are a bigger resolution so click on them for a better experience.

Helicopter Flight Franz Josef Glacier South Island New Zealand

Helicopter Flight Franz Josef Glacier South Island New Zealand

Helicopter Flight Franz Josef Glacier South Island New Zealand

Helicopter Flight Franz Josef Glacier South Island New Zealand

Helicopter Flight Franz Josef Glacier South Island New Zealand

Helicopter Flight Franz Josef Glacier South Island New Zealand.

Our pilot insisted that there are 6 hikers on the Glacier (above photo). I couldn’t see them, can you?

It was a good thing for me that I took the flight today as tomorrow it rained heavily all day. Carpe Diem ha? This rainy day turned out to be laundry day and a bludge.

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