The plan is to drive from Wanaka on Saturday August 2nd and rest for the night in Fox.
The next day (Sunday August 3rd) we're planning on a Fox Glacier tour. I got an email saying the Nimble Fox (full day walk) is suspended. If we can't go on that one, I guess we'll settle for the half day one. The half day walk starts at 8:35am. Then head to lake Matheson for the sunset for either the short walk or around the lake walk (suggestion?).
Monday August 4th - that's when it gets tricky and that's the main reason for this thread.
As avid photographers and explorers in general, we can't miss the sunrise at the lake. So the plan is to wake up early and head to the lake asap.
The thing is, we would like to go on the heli tour in Franz Josef in the morning... which starts at 10:15am.
So the question is: do we have time to take pictures with decent light in the morning and get to Franz Josef before 10:15am? And do we have time to do the all around the lake walk or should we just stick to the Jetty? And is it worth it (as is, there are much different opportunities for shots than just staying and the Jetty viewpoint?).
The sunrises around 7:30am and the drive seems to be 20 to 30 minutes to FJ.
What does the community say?
Thank you so much.
Ricardo + Nicole