Travel Blogs from Frans Josef, New Zealand

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The Scale of Things, Frans Josef, New Zealand travel blog

The Scale of Things

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... from a couple of farms and a cemetry, so I looped round and rejoined the main highway (I tried big bro!) I arrived in Frans Josef shortly after a pleasant lunch stop at Lake Ianthe and headed straight for the glacier. Like the Tasman Glacier we saw ...

'A Shmock and a Pancake', Frans Josef, New Zealand travel blog

'A Shmock and a Pancake'

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... adventure day tomorrow. The activity of choice was a strenuous nine hour trek and ice climb scaling the mighty Frans Josef Glacier. It's one of New Zealand's 'must-do's' and is supposed to be an unforgettable experience. I was staying put with my foot ...

Frans Josef, Frans Josef, New Zealand travel blog

Frans Josef

A travel blog entry by saraheva

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... which means I get a 15 minute flight up the Frans Josef glacier then 2 hours hiking round the top of the glacier then a flight back. The Frans Josef Glacier is the fastest moving glacier in the world, I think we were told it can move up to a foot a day at ...

From thin air, Frans Josef, Greymouth, Blenheim, New Zealand travel blog

From thin air

A travel blog entry by chicken...

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We drove all the way up the west coast, visited Fox and Frans Josef Glaciers... witnessed a very strange thing which I'm yet to find an explanation. We were driving along a road on the way to Frans, there were trees on either side of us... no other people ...

South Island, Frans Josef, New Zealand travel blog

South Island

A travel blog entry by jimmyenroute

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Here, as on Hawaii, there are micro climates. Driving along the east coast brings you sunshine, rain, fog...and then more sunshine. Who knows what lies behind the next mountain? ...

The Glaciers, Frans Josef, New Zealand travel blog

The Glaciers

A travel blog entry by patbernard

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... stay. The bus is fairly quiet with a few young backpackers - we went off down a tiny track to see a mirror lake, then arrived at Frans Josef for two nights. Just as the bus pulled in at the ticket office to book an all-day glacier hike tomorrow - a half ...

Hiking up a Glacier, Frans Josef Glacier, New Zealand travel blog

Hiking up a Glacier

A travel blog entry by shab3780

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... whole trip, including getting our gear and giving it back, was 8 hours. It was a big day. I bought a big comfy grey Frans Josef glacier hoodie that I’m really excited about because I don’t have any really big comfy sweaters that don’t ...

Frans Joseph Glacier, Frans Joseph, New Zealand travel blog

Frans Joseph Glacier

A travel blog entry by cwsolie

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Drove from the pancake rocks formation to Frans Joseph glacier.  Nice hike up the riverbed to the glacier.  Didnt hike onto the ice, but got close enough to get chilly. Click to see images in slideshow (better) ...

2 wins out of 2, Frans Josef, New Zealand travel blog

2 wins out of 2

A travel blog entry by lindsayandmark

Hello Everyone, Hope you are all well. We are currently in the south island in New Zealand, we left Asia a couple of weeks ago. The last 2 countries we visited in Asia were Cambodia and Singapore. Cambodia did not fail to deliver with its ...

Lake Mahinapua and the P Party, Frans Josef Glacier, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Mahinapua and the P Party

A travel blog entry by shab3780

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... sounds incredible. It’ll be challenging but no doubt worth it and is the 3rd thing which I specifically wanted to do in New Zealand (the first two being skydiving and black water rafting). By tomorrow I’ll be able to check "climb and hike a ...

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