After a night of power cuts and storm watching, we woke up to a very still and mild day in Fox Glacier. We waited it out for a little while as Highway 6 to Wanaka was still showing as closed due to the storm so we didn’t want to risk leaving and then getting stuck. We got a coffee in Fox before heading for Wanaka later that morning.
On route we stopped off at Thunder Creek Falls to stretch our legs and take some photos, and then carried on the journey.
We pulled into a rest area along the road to lake Wanaka and took some pictures of the snow capped mountains. It was absolutely freezing! Well, only 9 degrees but the wind was so icy… much colder than the weather we had last week in Abel Tasman.
We checked in to our hostel (Flying Kiwi backpackers) and then had a wander in to the town. There’s loads of nice places to eat and cool bars here, much more to do than in Fox!
We had a chilled night at the hostel and cooked dinner & a lunch for tomorrow. Getting an early(ish) night before we hike 6 hours to Roy’s Peak in the morning!
Thunder Creek Falls