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Sentinel Rock Walk

Glacier Access Road, West Coast 7886 New Zealand

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Free to Visit
Open Now
Fri 12a-11:59p
  • Independent
  • Not Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • No Wifi
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“Enjoy impressive views of the glacier, the valley and Waiho River from the summit of this short steady climb.”

This short steady climb up a now bush-covered ice-scraped rock offers the most impressive views of the glacier and the Waiho River. Information panels at the viewpoint show dramatic photos of the glacial retreat, making it one of the best places to appreciate the power of the glacier.

Sentinel Rock emerged from beneath the glacier in 1865 and is an example of how the glacial ice ground the hard schist bedrock into a Roche moutonnee or ‘rock sheep’. Since 1909 the glacier has retreated over 3 km and plants have progressively colonised where a veneer of rubble has been dumped over bedrock in the valley.

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Sentinel Rock Walk

Glacier Access Road
West Coast
7886 New Zealand

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Open 24 hours today
  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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