Ribbonwood Retreat

Address: 26 Greens Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park, South Island, 7856, New Zealand | B&B
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This B&B, located on 26 Greens Road, Franz Josef, is near Across Country Quad Bikes.
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    Travel Blogs from Franz Josef

    A view to a chill

    A travel blog entry by nickyandmike on Jul 25, 2015

    18 photos

    ... to bed.

    The next morning we had brunch, which was much nicer, before making our way to the glacier base camp. After checking in, we were kitted out with a hat, socks, gloves, waterproof jacket plus trousers, boots and a bag containing a pair of crampons (boot spikes to walk on the ice). Nicole’s jacket was so long on her that it looked like she had really tiny legs!
    After a couple of safety talks, we were on our way ...

    Helicopter taxi to the glacier please!!

    A travel blog entry by matt-lewis on Jul 24, 2015

    4 photos

    ... wasn't enough daylight left to make it, so I walked as far as I thought I could to still make it back with some light.
    The next day I was luck enough to make it to the glacier. We were the last but one group to leave before they cancelled further flights for the day. My first time in a helicopter was short but utterly awesome. The flight to our start and end point for the glacier hike was about four minutes. Any nerves turned into excitement and awe ...

    Kayaks and Glaciers

    A travel blog entry by smithputney on Jul 21, 2015

    3 photos

    ... a commentary on what we were seeing as we flew up the glacial valley, landing on the neve at the top. We spent just under 10 minutes on the snow up there, with the kids having snowball fights before returning back down the valley, with some extra banked turns thrown in for excitement. Really memorable flight. We went back to the motel and picked up towels and swimming costumes and headed to the Glacier Hot Pools. 3 pools at 36, 38 and 40 degrees. Sam had a massage ...

    Goodbye North Island - Hello South Island!

    A travel blog entry by explorewithemma on May 12, 2015

    2 comments, 13 photos

    ... they are coloured green on the end. They were delicious but I think I would have them with a fish meal next time! (Interestingly, green lipped mussels might help with arthritis - http://www.arthritisresearchuk.org/arth ritis-information/complementary-and-alt ernative-medicines/cam-report/complemen tary-medicines-for-rheumatoid-arthritis /green-lipped-mussel.aspx) Abel Tasman Hiking Heaven There are many activities you can do in Abel Tasman but the main one for me ...

    More great views

    A travel blog entry by brettandemma on Apr 24, 2015

    14 photos

    ... was clear that this was going to be another incredible drive with some stunning views. The road weaved up and down and round and round countless mountain ranges with some of the most breath taking views we have ever seen, New Zealand was starting to establish it's self as the king of awesome views and awesome drives. Almost 7 hour after we left Kaikoura we arrived at Franz Joseph, we camped up and went to ...

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