Franz Josef Glacier Country Retreat

Address: State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park, South Island, 7952, New Zealand | 3 star b&b
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This 3 star B&B, located on State Highway 6, Franz Josef, is near Fox Glacier Guiding, Glacier Helicopters, Lake Matheson, and Skydiving New Zealand.
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      Bone carving

      A travel blog entry by amzellen on Feb 09, 2015

      1 photo

      ... sand papering and shaping and then she just finished it off with Polish and it looks well good. Mines kind of a swirl which symbolises new beginnings and then engraved a little bit which meant journey which I though was appropriate. It was then a driving day from then on and we arrived in some time town and it ****** it down with rain. Combined with this, since this morning I have probably had the ...

      Fox Glacier to Mahitahi (Bruce Bay)

      A travel blog entry by priceless on Feb 07, 2015

      13 photos

      ... to find a balance. We only have 47 km today but are a little unsure about lunch options, so opt for crackers and processed cheese - you know the sliced plastic stuff individually wrapped. We know, not very environmentally friendly with all that wrapping and who knows how they process the stuff, but as we've discovered over the last week or so; very practical. We've previously served with buns but can't find any at the local small supermarket so opt ...

      Hari Hari to Franz Josef

      A travel blog entry by priceless on Feb 04, 2015

      1 comment, 8 photos

      ... The rain eases while we are enjoying a nice cup of coffee - we get going having put on heavier gloves to counter the cold and the rain gets heavier. We pass a beautiful lake but it is too overcast and wet for any decent photos. Ten kms out of Franz Josef and we do our usual - one final stop, use the thermos and have a quick snack to help us have a good strong run into town. Neither of us want to take our gloves off ( too hard to ...

      Rafting, rocks and rain

      A travel blog entry by argallichan on Jan 16, 2015

      27 photos

      ... geography A-level. We returned back to the centre via train and bus, and finally managed to divest ourselves of the awful wetsuits (you do feel really light afterwards, which is great) and we then had lunch. I had delish beef nachos, Jon was v jealous although his burger was nice too. We then headed back to the van, and spent the afternoon chilling in the sunshine and doing the washing (we always seem to follow up doing these amazing things by doing the ...

      Top of the South

      A travel blog entry by graemea on Jan 15, 2015

      1 comment, 22 photos

      One of the highlights we had set ourselves for this trip was a helicopter flight to view Mt Cook and to land on a glacier. The flight was to be from Franz Joseph, where we over-nighted, but all day there was cloud covering the peaks, as we drove south from Punakaiki. So far, each day, by about 2 – 3 pm, as the day warmed, the cloud lifted, but this cloud looked thicker and didn't look like lifting.

      When we arrived at Franz Joseph, we were told that there ...