Ribbonwood Retreat

26 Greens Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park, South Island, 7856, New Zealand | B&B
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Travel Blogs from Franz Josef

A day on the ice

A travel blog entry by edandkate


... out in the cold trying to cook some rice on the camp stove that came with our van. When we woke up the next morning the frost was even thicker than in Queenstown, and Ed's wet trunks had frozen solid overnight! We were toasty under our two duvets though. After a quick cup of tea and cereal we hit the road, more so that we could warm up with the effective van heaters than anything else! Next stop, the West Coast beaches. Let's hope for some warmer ...

Day 159 25.06.14

A travel blog entry by daryl-sophie14


... Lake Mapouika just after we entered the Glacier Country of Franz Josef. The lake reflected the surrounding landscape perfectly in its water, we walked down to the opening and took our shoes and socks off and walked along the wooden jetty which was under water due to the rainfall (it wasn't the greatest idea as the water was freezing but it was awesome out there). We passed through the small town of Whataroa and into Franz Glacier territory, the view ...

Wined and Fined

A travel blog entry by danandzoelord


... surprise we found ourselves driving over one single-lane bridge that cars also share with trains – needless to say we checked both ways more than once before crossing! Unfortunately, we also received an email around this part of the trip from our campervan rental company, saying that they’d been contacted by the NZ police… we’d been caught speeding(!) – naughty us – we feared the worst, but it turns out we need to ...

Franz Joseph

A travel blog entry by emilyhitchcock


Complete and utter right off day! I had planned to get the shuttle bus to the glacier but turned out far too hungover for that so instead just googled photos of it! I spent the day in bed catching up on bad English tv via YouTube and it was actually heaven! The tour has been so active and full on I definitely needed a day just to chill in bed, I did however manage to get up to go for lunch with Gemma and mads, we went to this awesome bar/restaurant and sat outside even though ...

Franz Joseph

A travel blog entry by edddadams

... at the glacier a couple of hours later. Checked in and covered up for the icy cold glacier. A Mauri informed us of all the ways a helicopter could chop our head off before we climbed aboard and road the helicopter up the valley to the glacier. The glacier was amazing. Our tour was cut short though due to clouds coming down the valley, causing viability problems for the helicopters. Came ...

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