Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier

Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park, South Island, 7859, New Zealand | 2 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Fox Glacier

A long travel day, many beautiful sights

A travel blog entry by australblog on Feb 22, 2014

The trip from Queenstown to Fox Glacier was very long, but it gave us a chance to experience the Southern Alps, see the west coast, walk many forest trails, and visit a vineyard. The latter was beautifully situated, and though it was a bit too early to sample organic wines, we did nonetheless. I loved that area-- it was cool, dry, beautiful, and I …

Over Hill and Under Hill

A travel blog entry by nbinette04 on Jul 13, 2014

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... of Lake Wanaka. We briefly walked the local shops, and had lunch at Subway.

We went to the local tourist information booth and were informed that we were still another 4 hours away from Fox Glacier, and that one of the roads that we needed to take that was about an hour's drive away closed at 4:30. Therefore, we didn't stay long after lunch, and were back on our journey.

We had a brief lookout ...

West coast drive

A travel blog entry by caiteb on Jun 29, 2014

Today we are driving from Franz josef to wanaka. Rik the driver told us that no one is allowed to sleep on the bus today as this drive is considered one of the nicest in the world and he wasn't lying!!! We started off driving past the mountain ranges dusted with snow, past some beautiful beaches and lots of green scenery. For the first 55mins of driving we only past 1 cat driving in ...

Attempt, fail and success in the ice

A travel blog entry by guernsey-girl on May 26, 2014

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... coats and crampons (spikes to wear over our boots to enable us to walk on the ice).Once kitted out we got on the helicopter. I've only ever been on one helicopter years ago... I seemed to remember not enjoying it and this ride confirmed it! I do not like being in a small bubble in the air!We spend 2 hours exploring the glacier and it's many caverns. The guide Jaggered (apparently his younger sister named him) led the group, cutting steps in the ...

DAY 7: Queenstown to Franz Josef

A travel blog entry by bianca_notley on May 05, 2014

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Wake up was at 7am followed by breakfast at 7:45am and boarded the bus at 8:30am. We pretty much drove all day. 8hrs of driving with stops every 2hrs. We stopped off at Puzzling World for an hour and went through the illusion rooms. We also stopped off for a photo stops at Lake Hawea Lookout and Thunder Creek ...

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This 2 star hotel, located on Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, is near Fox Glacier Guiding, Glacier Helicopters, Lake Matheson, and Skydiving New Zealand.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsHeartland Hotel Fox Glacier

    Reviewed by gillb1954

    Heartlands hotel

    Reviewed Dec 2, 2012
    by (9 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Fine for a stopover. Clean and comfortable, good breakfast, a bit tired and dated.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier

    3.00 of 5 stars Good