The country around Queenstown is dry and brown. But once you get to the west coast, you're in rain forest. The vegetation is thick, green and usually very wet - it certainly was when I was there. Fox and Franz Josef are two small towns designed specifically so people can easily visit the two glaciers of the same names.
|Some of the views along the coast.|
|Unfortunately I was only in Franz Josef a short time. It was pouring rain when we arrived, so we had no view of the mountains. I took this picture the next day as I was about to leave.|