New Zealand can boast having 3155 glaciers, but just as the rest of the world, they are receding requiring a mini-ice age to slow the retreat.
The Ivory glacier sits to the west over the main divide. Your helicopter provides a
spectacular bird’s eye view of the Southern Alps prior to reaching this endearing glacier.
Ivory sits at the headwaters of the Waitaha River with an elevation of 1468 meters. The
Ivory is a cirque glacier that carves into the edge of a proglacial lake on the edge of which
a sumptuous picnic and contemplation go hand in hand.