Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel

State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park, South Island, 7856, New Zealand | 3 star hotel
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Helicopter over Franz Josef Glacier

A travel blog entry by hulleys


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 …

Ice, ice baby...

A travel blog entry by danandtam


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 alive in New Zealand

A travel blog entry by allsoppsaway

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 …

Who's been singing?

A travel blog entry by wilma-n-lesley

Right, after 3 give me a "laaaaaaa". Who was that singing flat?? Wilma and I were miming so we know it's not us. Someone out there has not so dulcet tones and has been "Aguilera -ing" it because this rain is torrential. Wilma's concerned because she hasn't packed the right rain wear and I'm concerned because, well, Wilma's not packed the right rain …

Footholds on the Franz Josef Glacier

A travel blog entry by 9lives


We felt blessed this morning when we got up to sunny blue skies. We had booked a half day glacier expedition starting at 8:45. We picked up all our gear - Goretex rain jacket, woolen hats and mitts, boots and "Ice Talonz" for superior glacier drip. The first hour or so was tramping rainforest and glacial riverbed. Then we donned the Ice Talonz and …

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This 3 star hotel, located on State Highway 6, Franz Josef, is near Across Country Quad Bikes.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsScenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel

    Reviewed by arielle.rylands

    Scenic Hotel

    Reviewed Dec 18, 2012
    by (2 reviews) Perth , Australia Flag of Australia

    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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    TripAdvisor Reviews Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good