Sentinel Rock Walk

Sentinel Rock Walk - Franz Josef Glacier, Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Sentinel Rock Walk

Franz Josef Glacier, Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Reviews

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Richard Clapton

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Ok view of the glacier but you really have to do the 1.5 hour walk to get close and really appreciate its size. Soon it may be gone!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Mike Fricker

Ranking: 8/10

20Oct18. A good path up to the lookout. We were here in 2006 and it is surprising just how much the glacier has receded, even tho we all know about global warming. I suspect the longer walk would give much better views if you have the time. We elected to do the longer walk at Fox.
The road to the car park is well made but narrow in places and slow.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Claudia Hobbs

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

A well maintained path through rainforest, then along the valley. Although you are unable to get onto the glacier, the views from 450m back is impressive.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Manu Liberta

France

Ranking: 10/10

A calm walk with a view of the glacier.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Jill Stebbing

England

Ranking: 8/10

Heavy rain had closed the walk to the Glacier face but the walk up Sentinel Rock gave us a reasonable view, albeit 2500m away.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Cori Schultz

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Take the Sentinel Rock Walk, about 1.5 hours walk return, for free, but too less parking spots.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Madelaine Sirch

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Short walk (from the carpark it is approximately 10 minutes) and the best view of the Glacier!

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Kim-Lara

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

The best view of the Glacier is from the Sentinel Rock, only 20 minutes walk from the carpark.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Lehmann

Switzerland

Ranking: 7/10

This walk, and also the Fox and Franz Josef glacier walks are all OK with children.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago