Day 21 – Haast to Hokitika

11:59 pm Motorbike/Motorcycle, New Zealand, Travel

<<Maps to come>>

Here are two pictures of how we parked our motorbike in front of our motel unit for the night.

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The road north from Haast follows a spectacular coastline!

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I’m glad we weren’t passing this way a few months earlier when this slip of rocks happened.

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This is on the other side of the road and shows how many rocks have already been pushed over the edge on the far side!

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More of the coastline.

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The dots you see are sea lions – it appears there are at least 60.

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Someone spent a lot of time building the rock towers along this stretch of road.  There were probably more than 30 of them.

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The road has lots of one lane bridges.

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Turning off the main road towards Fox Glacier! The flora is absolutely stunning.

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The track to the viewing area.

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There it is in all its glory – the Fox Glacier!

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New Zealand is known for its ferns.

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Spot the plane.

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Two people died here just a few days before, as they didn’t follow the safety instructions.

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We had a lunch at a nice place near Lake Matheson, and waited for the clouds to break so that we could take a world famous photo of Mount Cook reflecting in the lake. But it wasn’t to be.

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There was a faint sight through the clouds at one point … at least the food was great.

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The water was a tea tree colour.

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We arrived at Hokitika early evening.

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