Travel Blogs from Franz Josef, New Zealand

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Clamped on, Franz Josef, New Zealand travel blog

Clamped on

A travel blog entry by liv.ltd

Having viewed the fox glacier from the air at stupid miles an hour we headed for the Franz Josef glacier (just round the corner) to view it at a slightly more sedate pace!  So on went the clampons (wouldn't want to stand on anyones foot with those i ...

Helicoptor ride to the top of a glacier!, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand travel blog

Helicoptor ride to the top of a glacier!

A travel blog entry by simon_cassidy

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Franz Josef Glacier - There are thousands of glaciers in New Zealand, though only three large ones. Franz Josef is one of the larger ones. We got a helicoptor to the top of the glacier (300 meters of ice deep at its thickest point) where we hiked ...

Exploring the south island, Franz Josef, New Zealand travel blog

Exploring the south island

A travel blog entry by hotteawhereever

9

Well after a tearful goodbye to the Queenstown family i was on the road again....It felt good to be moving again...I traveled upto Franz Josef and did a whole day glacier hike....It was cool and not half as bad as i had heard....The drive to franz was ...

Glaciers, Franz Josef, New Zealand travel blog

Glaciers

A travel blog entry by raj_and_komilla

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Opportunity to see a glacier up close! Not one but two as we made it to Franz Josef and Fox glacier. Komilla had always wanted to see a glacier, unfortunately we couldn't get quite close and personal as we needed a guide for that. It was spectacular to ...

Expert Hikers, Franz Josef, New Zealand travel blog

Expert Hikers

A travel blog entry by ayoubir

9

... ourselves food for Christmas Day so we can eat in our hotel room and not have to book an expensive Christmas Lunch. We have a nice room for the end of the holiday in New Zealand so we should be able to make a reasonable dinner, even if it is a cold ...

Camervan - Frans Josef and Fox, Franz Josef/Waiau, New Zealand travel blog

Camervan - Frans Josef and Fox

A travel blog entry by chrisgclark

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... onto a free camping spot next to the Whataroa River. Day5: Whataroa River – MacDonld Creek – Frans Josef (60km) After breakfast a helicopter landed 30meters from our campervan. The place we'd parked the night before was ...

Glaciärvandring och Hot Pools, Franz Josef, New Zealand travel blog

Glaciärvandring och Hot Pools

A travel blog entry by antonlarsson

5

Hej, Igår vandrade vi på Franz Josefs glaciär. Det var en av de coolaste sakerna jag har gjort. Vandringen började klockan halv nio med samling i byn. Man fick gå runt i byggnaden där guiderna håller hus och hämta upp lånesaker, t.ex. regnbyxor, ...

Franz Josef Glacier walking!, Franz Josef, New Zealand travel blog

Franz Josef Glacier walking!

A travel blog entry by mossradden

We took an early bus from Greymouth and headed South for Franz Joesf. This is a tiny town but is famous as it has a Glacier with a rainforest right beside it. We got in during the afternoon and pretty much just chilled out in the hostel with people from ...

Franz and Fox Glaciers, Franz Josef, New Zealand travel blog

Franz and Fox Glaciers

A travel blog entry by roopa_anish

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Franz Josef and Fox Glacier were our next stops. There were going to be 5 groups within the large number of us there, smaller groups to get up it based on your trekking ability, 1 being the most challenging we opted for 3, Anish wanted to go lower in ...

Franz Josef, Franz Josef, New Zealand travel blog

Franz Josef

A travel blog entry by maireadandconor

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Our next stop was the glacial towns of Fox and Franz Josef. There are over 141 glaciers in the New Zealand Alps but only 2 can be reached by people with no mountaineering experience and in fact there are only 3 altogether in the world, the other being in ...

great glaciers!, Franz Josef, New Zealand travel blog

great glaciers!

A travel blog entry by decemberchick

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Now I will attempt to put into words another absoulutely incredible, much indescribable experience. Full Day Glacier Hike! Franz Josef, New Zealand. Known for the glaciers the meet the rainforests... and more importantly, the chance to strap on some ...

Glacier Treking, Franz Josef, New Zealand travel blog

Glacier Treking

A travel blog entry by tomrohlf

4

... put our crampons on our boots and headed up a really steep slope of loose rock to reach to exposed face of the glacier.  The Franz Josef glacier is unique for a couple reasons, it slides about a meter a day which is a ton and is one of only three ...

Viu Rägä, Franz Josef, New Zealand travel blog

Viu Rägä

A travel blog entry by illbethere

5

Der Franz Josef isch nid öppä ä Kolleg womer nöimä hei ufgläsä, nei äs isch der Namä vomnä ä Gletscher. Nachdäms üs 2 ganzi Täg verschiffet het - würkläch ungloubläch -  heimer de am 3. doch no ä Blick uf dä Gletsch verwütscht, u ...

Bye Bye Franz, Franz Josef, New Zealand travel blog

Bye Bye Franz

A travel blog entry by jonaden

Well after some very enjoyable weeks in Franz Josef we have decided to leave and go home for christmas. We have booked some flights to arrive home on the 23rd Decemeber 09. Few reasons really, first one being the staff at the hostel staff house are just ...

Rain, Franz Josef, New Zealand travel blog

Rain

A travel blog entry by wadester

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... evidence attached. I also stoped off at Hokitika - see the chair picture. Past a beach with random stone creations -see pictures. From Franz Joseph I drove down the south cost, through a lot of rain. Stopped at Haast for fish and chips. They were really ...

Glacier Land, Franz Josef, New Zealand travel blog

Glacier Land

A travel blog entry by emzeeb3

5

... pretty much at sea level or at least it used to be before global warming became an issue! Anyway the places in really beautiful. Franz Josef itself is a really tiny little place. I'm not sure whether it would even be given village status in the UK but its ...

Feck It's cold, Franz Josef, New Zealand travel blog

Feck It's cold

A travel blog entry by firstj

Today's the day for walking up the Franz Josel Glacier.  The drive takes you past the terminal face in 1750, which is probably 5km from the current face.  Off the bus we had to walk 2.7km across the river bed.  We had to take a high path ...

The Glacier, Franz Joseph, New Zealand travel blog

The Glacier

A travel blog entry by johnandtheresa

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Having had a great couple of days with garth and Helen at Ruby Bay we headed down to Franz Joseph and stayed overnight at Punakaiki (Pancake Rocks). We stayed in a pleasant little YHA and visited the rocks and the Truman Track then visited a Shanty Town ...

Fox Glacier, Franz Josef, New Zealand travel blog

Fox Glacier

A travel blog entry by lizandivan

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... . We visited lake mathieson, but there was too much cloud and wind for us to see Mount Cook reflecting in the lake......but it was a nice walk through the woods. We've just arrived at Franz Joseph and the sun has come out, which bodes well for ...

Day 6 - Westport to Franz Joseph, Franz Joseph, New Zealand travel blog

Day 6 - Westport to Franz Joseph

A travel blog entry by larsennz2007

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... coal, greenstone and then later, tourism.  After a very winding, slow road at times, we see our first glimpse of snow and Franz Joseph Glacier.  There is a lot of cloud around so it doesn't make the best view. We pull into another Top 10 ...

Ice on a summers day, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand travel blog

Ice on a summers day

A travel blog entry by shelwar83

This is a really amazing place especcially if your English as you just wouldn't get anything like this at home. A glacier is caused from a load of snow being compacted at the top of a mountain and then being forced down the hill from the weight of the ...

Buckets of Rain and a glacier, Franz Josef, New Zealand travel blog

Buckets of Rain and a glacier

A travel blog entry by nathaliepatrick

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Arriving in Franz Josef we had only one hope... for the rain to stop! But in the morning when we woke up in our nice lodge in the middle of the jungle the rain didn't stop at all, it just continued to pour down... The rainforest couldn't have been more ...

Franz Josef, Franz Josef, New Zealand travel blog

Franz Josef

A travel blog entry by cjsceats

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Yesterday we took a road trip down the West Coast of the South Island from the Abel Tasman National Park to Franz Josef. On the way we saw some great scenary, including the pancake rocks and blow-holes at Punakaiki. The pancake rocks are interesting rock ...

Alex's Birthday on a Glacier!!, Franz Josef, New Zealand travel blog

Alex's Birthday on a Glacier!!

A travel blog entry by alex_paul

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... it is retreating back, it had a large advancement between 1984 and the 1990's but since then has gotton alot smaller! The Franz Josef glacier was named after the Austrian Prime Minister/King (??) by an Austrian explorer who discovered it and thought the ...

In the snowy mountains..., Franz Josef, New Zealand travel blog

In the snowy mountains...

A travel blog entry by loupovey

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... is shut on a Sunday including most restaurants, but its quaint and unique. Im just looking forward to seeing what else New Zealand has to offer….. Franz Josef and Fox’s Glacier 08/11/2010 - We made the long journey (approx 5 hours drive) from ...

Survived the bungy...and the glacier, Franz Joseph, New Zealand travel blog

Survived the bungy...and the glacier

A travel blog entry by jrpete81

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... a feat recorded on DVD for posterity sake. Three, the three of us climbed, stumbled, and traversed through rock and ice on the Franz Joseph Glacier yesterday, which was a lot more difficult than I had envisioned, but we all made it intact (save for a few ...

Franz Josef, Franz Josef, New Zealand travel blog

Franz Josef

A travel blog entry by scobo2000

Franz ...

Rain, rain go away, Franz Josef, New Zealand travel blog

Rain, rain go away

A travel blog entry by lucypond

5

... late to go on the same trip. Ack well, I was just going to have to do it at some later date on me tod. Franz Josef's a really small place, basically concentrated around two main streets so that night we just had a few drinks in the hostel bar and then a ...

Glaciers are cold, Franz Josef, New Zealand travel blog

Glaciers are cold

A travel blog entry by piero

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... cocky after the skydive I confidently went to the right. After two kilometers through the valley that leads to the Franz J glacier, New Zealand, other two groups were formed: the top group and the group that wanted to take it slightly easier ...

Day 229, Franz Josef, New Zealand travel blog

Day 229

A travel blog entry by jessievilla

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... . Shine a light, I can’t even do that with my own bank notes back home, never mind bloody foreign ones. Arrive at Franz Josef and check in at the hiking place where we are going to do our glacier walks tomorrow. Minor hitch – apparently a ...

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