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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      Hanmer Springs - Franz Joseph

      A travel blog entry by sarahtim on Oct 31, 2014

      61 photos

      ... coast. In spite of the weather it was still a scenic and really enjoyable drive and we safely made it through to the west coast of the South Island. After a couple of hours we hit Reefton and it was time for a driver swap and Sarah got behind the wheel for the next leg which would take us to lunchtime which we'd planned to be in either Greymouth or Hokitika on the coast. We were making good time so we pushed a little further before ...

      Truly one of the wonders of the world

      A travel blog entry by tomandgillie on Oct 23, 2014

      4 photos

      ... to see it there infront if us definitely felt like viewing one of the wonders of the world. Shedding the waterproofs we got back on the road for the short 30 min zig zag journey through the cloud clad mountains to Franz Josef township. We found a campsite and after a quick walk to the info centre found a bar for an early tea and now back in the van by 7.15pm hoping the cloud will lift so we can get out on the heli hike up Franz Josef glacier tomorrow ...

      Southern Alps to Franz Josef

      A travel blog entry by freundlytravels on Oct 07, 2014

      17 photos

      ... significant as Chile is the only other country with a glacier in a rainforest surrounded by palms and other tropical plants. FJG is the only one on both north/ south and east/west Teutonic plates. It has retreated almost a mile in last four years so you can no longer walk on it. You can just observe it high in the mountains from a path. Our guide said most scientists consider glaciers living organisms as they are constantly growing or dying. About 12 ...

      Finally Franz: Ice Explorer

      A travel blog entry by lj.oz on Sep 28, 2014

      45 photos

      ... in the massive ice formation. On occasion our guide had to do some work in the form of cutting steps with a pick he carried with him. Here and there we came upon other guides who's duty for the day was just hacking away at the glacier to cut stairs and paths. Walking on the flat areas was like walking in a big bucket of crushed ice. Dozens of cramp-on claws before us crushed the ice before we got there. On the last part of ...

      Attempt remarkables

      A travel blog entry by rebeccamaltby on Aug 15, 2014

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      ... and once we were finally there they only opened 1 chair lift which was the baby run. This was not ok so we spoke to reception and they eventually decided they would transfer our lift pass to coronet and throw in the twilight pass as well as we wasted so much time at remarkables. By about mid day we are at Coronet Peak and have until 9pm to ski. We soon catch up with lots of skiing and only stop for a short about of time of lunch ...