Franz Josef Glacier Country Retreat

State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park, South Island, 7952, New Zealand | 3 star b&b
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Travel Blogs from Franz Josef

West Coast Glaciers

A travel blog entry by willandluce

16

After extensive internet research and another magic discount code, we collected our bargain 4x4 early on Tuesday morning (we paid extra to get the gold one) and headed out of Queenstown towards Wanaka. The journey into this region was spectacular with views of the twin lakes, Wanaka and Hawea, wedged between awesome hills and cliffs.

We …

Jour 9 : Punakaiki-Franz-Josef

A travel blog entry by jucco

6

Ceci sera notre second et dernier jour de mauvais temps en Nouvelle-Zélande. Nous prenons plein Sud en longeant la face ouest des Southern Alps. Il nous reste moins d'un quart de plein de réservoir et la prochaine station est à 37 kilomètres de distance. La tension est à son comble en se début de journée. Quand nous arrivons enfin à cette station …

En route to franz Joseph

A travel blog entry by emilyhitchcock

1

... is basically a big green bus full of highly sexual teenagers exploring New Zealand, it has many unflattering nicknames because of it!) anyway when I was in the queue for the toilet I witnessed a girlfriend cheating on her boyfriend who was in the loo with this random guy, massive scandal! Therefore the rest of the day whenever we pulled up at the same place was spent pointing the threesome out to everyone on ...

Attempt, fail and success in the ice

A travel blog entry by guernsey-girl

3

... we went when the ice got too steep. It was incredible! The recent rain had left the glacier a magnificent blue colour coveted by snow. Apparently we were very lucky as conditions so beautiful and low down are rate. We learnt about the glacier including it's formation and the fact that within 40 years they expect the glacier to have disappeared!!! A crazy and saddening thought! Just as we were about to leave a cavern, Jaggered advised we gather ...

Franz Josef

A travel blog entry by laura_schofield

2

... stop where we waited for the bus. This turned up on time and we started the journey to the Glacier. After 90 minutes we reached our first stop - the fresh fruit and veg stall. On getting back on to the bus we were confronted with the news that the roads to Franz Josef had been closed due to landslides as a result of all the rain. It was mentioned that one third of their annual rainfall had fallen in the last 24 hours. Therefore ...

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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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