From Queenstown we drove further north to Franz Josef with the hopes of seeing the famous glacier. However, as we ventured on, the cloud cover became thicker until it was heavy fog and we weren't able - on either of the two days we were there - to see the glacier. A great pity and instead we enjoyed some good food and wine!
A memorial to miners who have lost their lives since the 1800s
including those from the Pike River Mine Disaster in 2010