Franz Josef Glacier Country Retreat

State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park, South Island, 7952, New Zealand | 3 star b&b
Prices starting from $146.00

Travel Blogs from Franz Josef

A day on the ice

A travel blog entry by edandkate


... were kitted up with any warm clothes we needed, waterproofs and boots with crampons. We then headed down to the helipads (surreal in itself!) and after a short wait in the sunshine our pilot came to pick us up. We were amazed by the number of flights onto and off the glacier we witnessed during our time there. As well as the tour we did you can choose to do just a scenic flight, an ice climbing tour or a trip to the top of the mountain. Although the ...

Day 159 25.06.14

A travel blog entry by daryl-sophie14


... the coast road back through Greymouth, it was so windy we had to go slow and steady. We stopped off at Countdown (the supermarket) in the town centre before setting off again. Back at Kumara Junction we joined the Glacier Highway (Route 6) heading to Hokitika. After about ten minutes though we had to pull over as the rain got that heavy our windscreen wipers couldn't keep up!! Eventually we got going again, it was still raining pretty bad but ...

Wined and Fined

A travel blog entry by danandzoelord


... apparently there’s none other like it in the world. We’ve added a couple of photos, which we hope give you a bit of a flavor, and plans are already being hatched to build a section on WWII.

From the Aviation Centre we quickly popped in the Brancott Estate tasting rooms, only out of interest (naturally) to see where some of our favourite wines come from… the views from the newly-built visitor centre were pretty ...

An unfortunate event

A travel blog entry by guernsey-girl

The past few days have been much the same in terms of weather ... Rain and lots of it! 400mm in the space of 48 hours.It began on Thursday when we had a trip to Milford sound. It took 3 hours to get there and 3 to get back, including going through a tunnel down a mountain which took 20 years to build. Was amazing watching the car infront disappear down the hill... Almost like a roller coaster. Woooo.On arriving in Milford we ...

Franz Josef glacier

A travel blog entry by georgeadams1991


... up where it slid over steep valley floor creating a slow motion ice falls it was moving 5 metres a day at over 300 metre thick. Unfortunately after half an hour of climbing and making our way half way up to the deep blue traverse crevasses we were aiming for, our tour guide was radioed by the chopper pilots saying the cloud below was rising up into the glacial valley and they wanted to get us down before the visibility became too poor for them ...

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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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