Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier
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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 …
... 30 fine (approx. £15) for driving ‘up to’ 10kph (or 6.25 mph) over the speed limit. Clearly the Kiwis take their road safety very seriously, and having seen some the roads we guess we can understand why!
Anyway, ‘Geography Dan’ was very excited about our visit to Franz Josef, as we’d booked ourselves onto a heli-hike of the Franz Josef Glacier! The hike started at 600m elevation, so the trip included a ...
... Hokitika zu fahren. Wir legten einen längeren Stopp in dem kleinen Ort „Franz Josef Gletscher“ ein, wo wir Mittag aßen und ein bisschen durch die Läden bummelten bevor wir uns einen Platz zum übernachten suchten. An dem Tag darauf stand für uns etwas Neues an, denn wir versuchten zum ersten Mal „couch-surfing“. In Hokitika haben wir eine nette Frau kennen gelernt die für uns ...
... the night off with a few drinks and I won a free bar crawl in Queenstown! Next day I got up early as I had signed up to do a glacier hike up Franz. My group got kitted up with warm clothes and proper footwear before making our way to the helicopter pad to catch a flight up to the glacier. The views in the helicopter alone are pretty spectacular and once landed we were taken on a 3 hour guided exploration ...
... these crampons onto our shoes upon reaching the ice (the kind of demonstration where afterwards you wish you’d paid slightly more attention) we headed to the first fear of the day –the helicopter pad. Oh Yes… due to the instability of the terminal face of the glacier, the only way to reach any kind of safe ground for walking was via a heli-ride. Cue Andy shouts of “Get to the Chopper”. Now we’d both never been ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHeartland Hotel Fox Glacier
Fine for a stopover. Clean and comfortable, good breakfast, a bit tired and dated.
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