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Glaciers & Lakes
Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier plummets down from the Southern Alps 2,600 metres above sea level to the river valley below. Named after Sir William Fox, New Zealand’s Prime Minister from 1869 to 1872, Fox Glacier can be seen by walking to its terminal face. You can also arrange an ice-hiking adventure or book a sightseeing flight.

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Lake Tekapo

Created as part of a hydropower scheme in 1953, Lake Tekapo is New Zealand's highest and largest lake. Today, it attracts visitors thanks to a remarkable milky turquoise colour, which is created by rock ground and glacial action. While the glorious daytime views are enough for many, it’s worth sticking around after dark for mesmerising light pollution free starry skies.

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Franz Josef Glacier

Franz Josef Glacier's gradual retreat from the sea means it’s only accessible by helicopter. Its astonishing beauty is probably best appreciated from up high anyway. Choose to land on the glacier so you can explore its blue-tinged ice caves, tunnels, and crevasses. This landscape continually changes, so each adventure is unique and offers a different experience.

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Milford Sound

Milford Sound is an 18-mile long fjord, carved by a succession of glaciers as they melted into the sea. The imposing pinnacle of Mitre Peak, which looms large over the indigo water at 5,560 feet, is the focal point for most photographs. Temporary waterfalls often adorn the rock walls surrounding Milford Sound.

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Queenstown

On the edge of Lake Wakatipu lies Queenstown, the birthplace of bungee jumping and the 'adventure capital of the world'. In addition to adrenaline fuelled activities, Queenstown also features a cosmopolitan and cultured atmosphere thanks to some superb restaurants, world-class vineyards, and a thriving arts scene. It’s a fantastic place to base yourself to access the great outdoors.

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