New Zealand glaciers turn to caramel after thick smoke blew across Tasman from ...

Australian bushfires turn New Zealand's glaciers to CARAMEL as thick smoke drifts across the Tasman Two usually pristine glaciers in New Zealand are covered in thick bushfire dust Blankets of bushfire smoke have poured across the Tasman Sea from Australia Eerie footage from the Tasman Glacier shows a heavy layer of orange smog At the nearby Franz Josef Glacier, the white snow became a dirty caramel colour 

By Alisha Rouse For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 04:15 GMT, 2 January 2020 | Updated: 04:15 GMT, 2 January 2020

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Snowy glaciers in New Zealand are being turned into streams of caramel after thick bushfire smoke blew from Australia across the Tasman sea.

Smoke from the devastating bushfires could be smelt as far as Christchurch, as smog clouds spread across the Tasman Glacier - 2,000km from Sydney.

Pictures taken on the Franz Josef glacier on the South Island show a layer of yellow-tinged dust settled on the normally snow-white mountain top.

A local guide, Andy Hoare, filmed similarly eerie footage on Tasman Glacier on Wednesday.

It showed the usually-pristine glacier covered in a thick blanket of yellow smoke.  

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A picture taken near New Zealand's Franz Josef glacier (pictured) shows the usually pristine snow 'caramelised'

A picture taken near New Zealand's Franz Josef glacier (pictured) shows the usually pristine snow 'caramelised'

The Tasman Glacier on New Zealand's South Island (pictured) was blanketed in the orange-tinted smoke haze

The Tasman Glacier on New Zealand's South Island (pictured) was blanketed in the orange-tinted smoke haze

A tourist at the nearby Franz Josef glacier said it became covered in brown dust within just 24 hours, comparing it to 'caramel'. 

Posting on a social media, a visitor to the glacier, Rachel, shared disturbing pictures of the area which had completely transformed overnight.

'Near Franz Josef glacier,' she said. 

'The 'caramelised' snow is caused by dust from the bushfires. It was white yesterday.'

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