Home - 2019 - New Zealand - Day 11 - Getting to Franz Josef

Photographer: Josh Eckels

Micro stalagtites

Inside Punakaiki Cavern

Going deeper

Incoming spelunkers


Crusty lichens at the cavern mouth

Pancake stacks at Pancake Rocks

Pancakes all around

Pancake Rocks Cafe, after deciding to open

Beach by the hostel

All zipped up

Cinched down

New Zealand doesn't like drones

Hokitika Gorge

Super turquoise water

Tall fern

Gray skies, blue river

In front of the swinging bridge

Out at the edge

Downriver and the swing bridge

Checking out the cairn collection


Westcoast Treetop Walk

The walkway

Cruising through the trees

Forest canopy

Heading to the tower

Mushroom capped

View from the tower

Lake Mahinapua

More ancient trees

The tower to get above all those pesky trees

On the bouncy cantilevered section

View of the tower's environment

Cantilevered section

Sock World, featuring the Sock Machine Museum

Hokitika main street

Settling in at our rental in Franz Josef Village

Kitchen area

Glacier Cottage

Four Square, where fights happen!

Dinner destination - Alice May Restaurant

Lamb shank, finally


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