Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel
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Izmir35 stayed here on Jul 5, 2014 during their trip titled: New Zealand, July 2014.
We headed out into the heavy rain to escape the flooding in Christchurch. The Transalpine train journey was absolutely incredible. Lots of photos of snow and mountains. I braved the open air car for most of the way but so worth it! After leaving thr train behind at Arthur's Pass, we headed to Hokitika for a walk on the beach. And then on to Franz Josef Glacier. Wow!
Today is the day of the helicopter flight over the Franz-Josef and Fox Glaciers. En route we stopped at Lake Ianthe and admired the view across the lake to the snow capped mountains, including Mount Cook which is the highest in New Zealand.
Then on to Franz Josef to book in for the helicopter flights. Most people took the longer flight but …
Pulling up stumps at about 10am in Queenstown, we hit the road to the Glacier Region. The trip took about 3 hrs longer than it should have due the stunning landscapes and lakes.... and our resident photographer NEEDING to stop every 500m to take more perfect pictures. Everyone had better prepare themselves for the slideshow when we return. But to …
Still here, mostly being defeated by technology. We had a wonderful time with my godmother Joan, still sprightly at almost 86. Her son-in-law straightened out the wheelchair which has been a godsend, and Quantas managed to deliver it, us and ALL our baggage in one piece to New Zealand. We have had Weather, various (350km mostly in POURING rain …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsScenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel
I really enjoyed this hotel, the view of the mountains was beautiful and the reception desk was really friendly and helpful. It is located on the main road and close to the hot pools and some amazing restaurants.
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