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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    Travel Blogs from Franz Josef

    Franz Josef

    A travel blog entry by lawsy on Aug 06, 2015

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    ... the Kiwi Experience bus groups sometimes every night of the week. I took the guys details and hopefully will be back at some point. We got to Franz Josef just after lunch and as the weather had decided to be nice for once we went straight to do the Franz Josef Glacier Walk. This was incredible. We were given our walking books, crampons, trouser, jackets and gloves and took a short walk through a rainforest to the helicopter pad. After a short safety briefing a helicopter ...

    A view to a chill

    A travel blog entry by nickyandmike on Jul 25, 2015

    18 photos

    ... br> We soon set off again. After turning a corner, the trees that had lined our path disappeared and the valley came into full view. In the centre, a river formed from the melted glacier ice, ran across hundreds and thousands of stones of all sorts of colours and patterns. We spent a bit of time slowly wandering along the river investigating the stones, looking for more greenstone. Along the sides of the valleys the scars of ...

    Kayaks and Glaciers

    A travel blog entry by smithputney on Jul 21, 2015

    3 photos

    ... get any closer we made it. Ed had got cold hands and paddled only occasionally by now so I was getting very achy paddling me, him and the heavy double kayak. Tash and Sam were lagging behind and got a tow from our guide to bring them home quicker. Ed and I ran aground just off shore and needed a shove back into deeper water to approach the beach from a slightly better angle. Back on shore and into the minibus to the office. An enjoyable trip and great place for ...

    Goodbye North Island - Hello South Island!

    A travel blog entry by explorewithemma on May 12, 2015

    2 comments, 13 photos

    ... ice-cream. Yes - deep fried ice-cream and it was amazing! I feel like this trip is just one first after another. There are also a lot of other things to do in Wellington besides what I did - check out this website for more ideas if you are travelling there: From North to South There were a few sore heads the next day as we woke before the crack of dawn to catch the ferry to the South Island. The crossing takes three hours, which I was surprised ...

    The Franz Joseph Glacier - awesome

    A travel blog entry by brettandemma on Apr 30, 2015

    22 photos

    ... in the sky! We went to the glacier tour centre and got kitted out in our glacier walking gear, water proof trousers, big water proof jacket, hats, gloves, big walking boots and cramp on spike that go on the bottom of the boots to walk on the ice. Before we could walk on the glacier we had to get there and this was quite possibly one of the things we was most looking forward to. We would get a helicopter up and land on the glacier and with both of us being helicopter virgins this ...