Day 16 - Arthur's Pass to Franz Josef Glacier
The Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes were quite a popular attraction and it was easy to see why.
The blowholes in action.
Some more pancakes.
I had one more stop to make at Hokitika Gorge before reaching Franz Josef. The Gorge and the river were quite stunning but it was also here that I had my first real encounter with the scourge the are the sandflies. They're small like fruit flies, suck blood like mosquitoes and you can't ever hear them. Thoroughly nasty bloodsuckers and here they were swarming.
After feeding the local sandfly populace I got back on the road and reached Franz Josef in time for a nice sunset.