Stage Two: Waitaha Valley to Cardrona, continued.
It's a little difficult to remember now, that we drove from Waitaha Valley to Cardrona in one day. There is just so much to see enroute that even half a dozen blog posts on this stage would hardly do it justice.
Just south of Franz Josef there is a little village known as Fox Glacier, and if one turns right as one enters the town on the north end, and travels a further 5 kilometres, and after parking the car, one can walk a few hundred metres through the bush to Lake Matheson - yet another beautiful piece of water plonked in the Westland bush.
The path to Lake Matheson
An hour's drive south of Fox Glacier we came upon Knights Point where the Lookout provided wonderful views up and down the coast. The road continued along the coast for another 15 minutes before we headed inland at Haast.
Haast Bridge - about 700 metres from end to end.