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Disappointingly, the cloud is still with us though it has stopped drizzling at least. The helicopter flights were cancelled due to the weather so we are booked for tomorrow. We just need the cloud to clear but it is looking unlikely right now! Franz Josef gets four times the annual rainfall of London so cloud is always expected. Little consolation …
Today we were booked on another adrenalin high (yes, both of us!!). The plan was to take a helicopter ride up onto the Franz Josef glacier and then hike 3 hours around the ice caves and crevices without killing ourselves, before being air lifted back off.
As we arrived at the Glacier Guiding office we were told that the pilot had not yet …
We checked out our email and did some more blogging and then we were away from The Barn by 8:15 on a bright, sunny and cool morning. What a lovely ride over the mountains and between the lakes on the way to Wanaka and the west coast. We stopped at a grocery store in Wanaka to do some shopping for the next few days and to buy some staples for the …
Rise and SHINE!!!! We have a train to catch!!!!
We had a complimentary ride from the motel to the train station at half past 7. Within 10 mins, we were at the station, ready to board the Transalpine train to the WESTCOAST, Greymouth to be exact. So, time for a short info… Transalpine train in NZ is one of the MOST SCENIC train rides …
So, this time when we got up early in the morning, we actually made it to the glacier! We got there, signed a safety card that basically said it was possible we would be killed by any number of different things, donned a raincoat and waterproof "overtrousers," got fitted for crampons (basically metal claws for the bottom of your boots), and hopped …
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Lovely chalet in a motel style location just off the Main Street and near everything needed in Franz Josef
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