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Sentinel Rock Walk Reviews
It’s a short walk, 20mins from the car park, a little bit steep tho. The view for the whole valley is incredible, could see more than in the end of the 1.5 hours valley walk. more »
The view point up to the glacier is an easy accessible walk. Beautiful view of franz joseph glacier, amazing for pics more »
Absolute must do if you're in the west coast of the south island. A natural wonder in our own backyard that unfortunately, due to climate change, might not be there forever. There's great views no matter which direction you travel from and there's plenty of places to stop on the way. We went with our children and they really enjoyed it. The track to the glacier is fairly easy and there is information at the beginning of the track about how long the trip is depending on how close you want to get. The glacier can be viewed as close as 750m away and the round trip is about 1.5hrs. There's historical information all along the track as well as plenty of beautiful sights to see including waterfalls.
Its a short (1h-2h return) hike. You get close to the glacier but wont be able to get on it though. However it rewards you with an amazing view on the glacier. Further there are several signs where the glacier ended in the past which is very impressive. And if you are patient and keen you can join a guide for free who will explain you more about the fauna. So certainly worth a stop.
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