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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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 …
... well so he can try it out as well. It works pretty well, I ski down then wait for them as they come down. After a few runs they pick it up and were all working our way down the mountain at similar speeds. There is a black run on the left as you get off the chair lift which I keep being tempted to do but chicken out at the last minute but I finally went for it and loved it so kept doing that ...
... pubs in Westport ahaha It was suchhhh a good night, it really broke te ice with everyone and got everyone bonding. The 3 legged part was soo hard and got worse when we had a few drinks in us aha Got back to the hostel and it thought it would be a good idea to perform the Haka!! The next day we had another early start to do some quad biking. It was a muggy morning. Quad biking was soo much fun, it was proper tough terrain ...