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A Southern man on a Southern tour – Top of the West Coast

Fox Glacier and Franz Joseph present to us and tourists our 2 remaining glaciers. True, they are receding but are well worth the walk up the riverbed to view. Alternatively, there are flights available that will take you onto a platform up in the clouds you will never forget.

On to Hokitika where one of our oldest settlements is established next to the Hokitika river. Eleanor Catton in her book The Luminaries captured the true character of this town.