Awestruck @ Peter’s Pool, Franz Josef Glacier, NZ

A short and gentle walk from the parking lot (not more than 25 minutes round trip), clicking away pics and WOW, you walk into a quiet and peaceful clearing and presented with what has to be one of the most spectacular views in the world,straight out of a postcard.

Peter’s pool is a small kettle lake or hole with amazing views of the surrounding ranges – Mt.Moltke and Mt.Roon and the icy blue Franz Josef Glacier. Even though the day was rainy and mostly wet, we were lucky enough when the clouds cleared and we could witness nature in all its glory.

Definitely one of the top moments in my life where I realized my insignificance in the whole scheme of things.


We cannot see our reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see. ~Taoist Proverb



  1. […] It started out as a clear enough day and we were able to take in Lake Mapourika and the icy blue Lake Ianthe with our mouths wide open 🙂 We started having intermittent rains on our way to Franz Josef Glacier and even when we pulled into the parking lot. We suited up and began the hike to Peter’s Pool and by some miracle the rains stopped and we were treated to one of the most spectacular views in the world (Also see Awestruck @ Peter’s Pool). […]

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