Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel
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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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In terms of enjoyment, I guess it's not difficult for this day to beat the previous ones, but it's been the best day yet by a landslide. We felt like luck was back on our side. We both had a restful 10+ hours of sleep in a real bed and kicked the day off with a nice breakfast buffet at the hotel. Little did we know that the clear skies and …
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 …
... of seconds we would be falling to earth. Suresh and I looked at each other for last minute comfort.......
Before I knew it, Suresh had disappeared into the clouds, and then it was my turn to jump from the aircraft. The feeling was unreal and one that literally took our breath away. Falling at 120mph, initially above thick clouds, then through the clouds and finally on the other side of the clouds where we could see the earth below us!!! I couldn't even hear ...