58 On Cron Motel
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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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Saturday 12 March, Greymouth to Franz Joseph
We were off about 7.30am to check out the Mega store (like Bunnings, toyshop for boys). Unfortunately, Tony had forgotten that today was Saturday, not Friday and therefore they didn't open until 8.30am! So second choice was to walk around town to check out the shops. Have say that not much …
Early 6.00 start today to leave for the station to catch the TranzAlpine Railway from Cristchurch to Greymouth. The train journey starts at 08.15 and ends around 12.30 having crossed the New Zealand Alps. Then we walk to the Avis office to collect our car for the drive to Franz Joseph for an overnight before we drive to Queenstown.
We woke about 8:15am after almost 10 hours asleep. I think we needed that after the dreadful night the evening before. It was a beautiful day, no chance of the helicopter hike being cancelled then! Nope! Rich cooked sausages on the hob and we had sausage baps for breakfast then we just milled around the room waiting for 11:30am when we had to walk …
We had a terrible nights sleep in the B&B as it was just too hot. Thankfully we had an early start so we were and up and out by 7:10am. The breakfast on offer was poor which just added to how bad this B&B was so we decided to wait and have breakfast on the TransAlpine train instead. Our driver arrived at 7:20am so we were at the train …
... has flown by. Will & John were great guides and we're on a high. As we're the last ones off its all to the pub (we didn't suggest it honest.....ok we did). We have a couple of drinks with the guides who are funny and they tell me there's a vacancy, dam me being too old for a working visa. I love it here, think my next skiing destination is found. We head back to the hostel shattered but with a sense of achievement today. All in all today has been one of my most amazing days ...