When I was doing my New Zealand Wanderings there were often too many photos, so today, we are revisiting them to look at the Rainforest Walk. We did this as part of the Glacier Lake Tour that we did when at Franz Josef.
New Zealand Wanderings – Rainforest Walk
Those of you who followed my wanderings around New Zealand know that it was a bit hit and miss with the weather. That was so true when we travelled to the West Coast through Arthur’s Pass and the days we spent around Hokitika and Franz Josef.
It rained so much and while it was frustrating, we did get to see the country there a bit differently. Well, through the wipers of the windscreen as we drove around. We missed out on our Helicopter flight. As it as raining where we were it was snowing at the top of the mountains.
However, on the morning of our Glacier Lake Tour, the rain stopped for a time and we got to see some amazing things around the lake.
I’ve spoken about this before and you can read that post here, New Zealand Wanderings Day 2 – Lake Cruise.
While we did do the cruise around the lake, we also paid to go on the rainforest walk as well. It was an extra part.
It really was the only time we went into the rainforest there. It’s a shame really as I love them and think they show a whole new world.
The one we went to in New Zealand around Lake Mapourika was stunning. Many of the plants there are so different to what you see in the rainforests here in Australia. The kidney ferns were amazing. I will put a photo here for you.
Glacier Country Lake Tours
We absolutely enjoyed our tour here. Dale was so knowledgeable about all the plants and birds that we saw. He also gave us some really interesting history about the area.
As we walked around the path that he has created for people he was patient as we wanted to take photos. There were photos to be taken everywhere.
If you go to Franz Josef I would highly recommend this tour. We thought it was a highlight of our trip to New Zealand. Go to this link to find out more about it, Glacier Country Lake Tours.
So I have processed a few photos for you now. They are just things we saw as we wandered around. There are a couple of birds but I can’t remember what they were.
I hope you enjoy another trip to New Zealand with me.