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    GLACIER GIFTS IN THE STUNNING SOUTHERN ALPS


    You can't say that you've experienced New Zealand 100% until you've taken your cheap car rental on a tranquil journey over the foothills of the Southern Alps past Franz Josef to Fox Glacier.

    This road trip offers you an endless supply of geological treasures to marvel at, from ravishing coastal views to wild untamed forests.  The Fox and Franz Josef glaciers are some of the most accessible in the world, and unique in the way they plunge through rainforest almost to sea level.   This cheap as chip option provides you with must stop locations to indulge in along the way, that won't cost you a thing.
     
    Don't wait! Book your cheap car rental with VroomVroomVroom and head to  Greymouth to pick up your luxury get away mobile.  The drive will take you around two and a half hours of visual delight as you head 200 kilometres towards Fox Glacier. 
    Hungry, hot, got cramped legs? Reserve that pit stop for this gorgeous location- Lake Mapourika, the largest lake on the west coast. There's plenty of signage; finding the recreation area is as easy as locating your nose. Just kept an eye out for the lake hiding behind all the trees on your right. Once you see it, carry on for a kilometre or two, where you'll come up to your perfect pit stop location. Park your rental car, stretch those legs, enjoy a packed picnic lunch or have a refreshing swim.
    Once you're refreshed and recharged, get back behind the wheel and continue your tranquil journey along state Highway 6.  You'll soon pass Franz Josef Glacier and before you know it, arrive at Fox Glacier. Here there are countless attractions to see and do, you may want to consider overnight accommodation so you can have more time to enjoy it all. Bella Vista Motel understands that travellers' itineraries sometimes require short stay accommodation and cater to that with the best prices and options available. However, if you are on a tight budget and you don't mind sharing facilities and rooms, Ivory Towers Lodge & backpackers is for you- check them out. 
    If you don't have time to stop,  head right on Cook Flat Road and make another right on Lake Mathieson Road. You'll come to a place to park your rental car, get out and enjoy the crisp fresh air as you embark on another majestic journey around Lake Matheson-the most photographed lake in New Zealand.  You'll soon discover why as you take the one hour and a half circuit walk around the lake, or try the shorter walk to the jetty view point and back. There's plenty of material for a budding or professional photographer, you'll get the best shots at dawn or dusk. 
    Last but not least on the agenda, the Minnehaha Glow-Worm Walk, one of Fox Glaciers gifts for you to see free!

    Fifty metres south of Fox Glacier village on State Highway 6, you will come across a small parking area carved out of the sides of the road. Nestled in the bushes to your left (right if you're heading toward Fox Glacier Village) you'll notice the sign indicating the walking track.
    Although it's right next to the highway, within ten minutes of walking you'll feel like you're in the deepest jungle.  Don't forget that flash light and good walking shoes so you can enjoy the glow-worms nestled in the trunks of trees and along the banks of the stream.
    Of course there are plenty more costly attractions to see and do in Fox Glacier, like guided ice-cave tours, kayaking, fishing and the glacier hot pools, so go wild if budget isn't an issue. Just make sure you take advantage of these gifts the glacier has to offer, just as you should take advantage of the cheap car rental deals VroomVroomVroom.co.nz offers. The cheapest price guaranteed! Enjoy!
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