Leave early morning for Franz Josef, after the Ice walk, you can spend the night at Okarito. Load up on groceries at Franz Josef, as the small town of Okarito has no options. It does have a beautiful beach, which you have mostly to yourself. We chose a cute Airbnb cottage and cooked a romantic meal for ourselves.
To begin the adventure section of our trip we started our journey towards Franz Josef, to experience a glacier walk and a helicopter ride. The road trip required a stop at Hokitika, help yourselves to some fresh seafood and beer at this coastal town.