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Minnehaha Walk

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Minnehaha Walk

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State Highway 6, Westland Tai Poutini National Park, Fox Glacier, Westland Tai Poutini National Park New Zealand
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Design your perfect New Zealand trip and feel like a VIP with every detail taken care of on this custom-made tour. Where you go and what you do is completely up to you, so you could visit the Bay of Islands, Rotorua, and Waitomo Glowworm Caves on the North Island; discover Milford Sound, Queenstown, and the Fox Glacier on the South Island; or tour LOTR sites such as Tongariro and Hobbiton.
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famadven wrote a review 3 Apr
Wellington, New Zealand271 contributions138 helpful votes
It was a rainy afternoon when we did this but we just took umbrellas and it was fine. Beautiful bush walk. We didn't go back in the evening to see the glow worms but I believe we should have done!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Tom A wrote a review May 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand2 contributions
This was an amazing experience. Within 2 minutes of walking from our motel (Bella Vista) we were looking at spectacular glow worms. It took us a few minutes to work out the best places to look. But we were certainly not disappointed. My advice would be look at the tall mossy banks, give your eyes a minute to adjust and look from a lower angle.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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kearnykibble wrote a review Mar 2020
Brooklyn, Australia13 contributions4 helpful votes
When it gets dark go do this walk. You will not regret it. I’ve seen glow worms in caves but they also live very happily in this little rain forest and you can spend as much time as you want with them. Finding the walk took a bit of research as the instruction I got were a bit vague so here are the instructions to help you go straight to them. The path meanders all over the place but it is well maintained and flat under foot. There are a couple of short bridges too. As you approach the Minnehaha Walk from the north you will see Frames Rd on the right and Bella Vista Motel on the left. If you are driving there is ample parking along the road before you get to the Carters Creek/bridge 6329 sign on left. Beyond that you will see the next sign Glacier Valley Cycleway Walkway. Enter there. The first thing you will see are two sets of red and white upside down “U” metal barrier. Walk through them and continue straight ahead to start the walk. I found that the Glow of the screen of my phone with the brightness turned down low was sufficient light to see where the path went and see the glow worms. The flashlight or torch of the phone was way too bright. The path was never narrower than about 1.2 meters or 4 ft so if you watch where you’re headed you won’t fall in the stream next to the path or head off into the bushes. When I found a nice patch of glow worms I simply held my phone to my leg so it was completely dark. Eventually you will come to more metal barriers which you go through and turn right. This will bring you back to where you started. Some people has lights that were too bright which misses the point as glow worms have very soft lights and you want to let your eyes adjust to the least extra light as possible. Fox glacier was covered in clouds but this walk made it worth staying in Fox Glacier village for the night.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Bob H wrote a review Mar 2020
Rochester Hills, Michigan25 contributions16 helpful votes
Here we took a short 20 minute walk through a lush rain forest in Fox Glacier. It was magnificent. Our trail was a loop trail so you didn't have to worry about getting lost. Part of the return trail was along a highway that you couldn't see but heard an occasional passing car. There was thick vegetation mainly of plant species that I have never seen before. My only regret is that we didn't have time to take the longer of the two trail offerings. The longer trail would have taken about an hour which didn't fit into our schedule. If you are in Fox Glacier and have the time I recommend that you take this easy walk.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Darren C wrote a review Feb 2020
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia38 contributions17 helpful votes
A lovely relaxing walk by day amongst the forest; and by night an amazing experience looking at the glow worms scattered along the entire track. We had a full moon and could walk the track safely without any need for lighting. If you don't have the benefit of a full moon and use a torch be sure to cover it so that it dulls the light, otherwise you will miss the glow worms and ruin it for others. A definite must do attraction if you are staying at Fox Glacier.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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