A1 Rata Grove Motel

Address: 21-23 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park, South Island, 2000-2004, New Zealand | Motel
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This motel, located on 21-23 Cron Street, Franz Josef, is near Auckland Zoo, Museum of Transport, Technology and Social History (MOTAT), Bush and Beach, and Alberton.
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Travel Blogs from Franz Josef

Franz Josef

A travel blog entry by lawsy on Aug 06, 2015

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Woke up to pancakes and bacon this morning at the Lake Mahinapua Hostel. The staff there are lovely and I even spoke with a couple of them about going back to work there as a 'woofer' in a couple of weeks. 'Woofers' tend to be backpackers who help out in hostels in exchange for free accommodation, food, laundry etc. This place seemed so friendly and had a good balance of having a family feel with their dogs, cat, pigs and open fire as well as the lively side of things where ...

A view to a chill

A travel blog entry by nickyandmike on Jul 25, 2015

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... So we walked all the way back and started our next walk.
That path led towards the base of the glacier. Along the way we passed a suspension bridge which I rocked a little – Nicole was NOT impressed. We then came to another small lake, this time with the mountains as a backdrop. The misty mountain reflected beautifully in the water. As this was such a picturesque scene, we decided it was a good spot to have a sit and eat our ...

Kayaks and Glaciers

A travel blog entry by smithputney on Jul 21, 2015

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... in right tot he heart of Kiwi habitat. Needless to say Tash and Sam had few encounters with the banks. Some of the trees here were 800 years old. I'd had Ed's and my gloves balanced on my 'skirt' for a while and when we stopped towards the end of the creek one of each was missing!. Paddling back we found Ed's floating on the side of the creek and our guide found mine further up. Lucky gloves! We paddled back the ay we had come and despite the landing point seeming ...


A travel blog entry by smithputney on Jul 20, 2015

... eyes adjusted saw movement toward the back. Moving further in we saw a kiwi running quickly aroun the enclosure, occasionally coming up towards us. After a few minutes watching we headed out and saw another kiwi right next to the glass, a great close up view. They are bigger than we had imagined. The kids got their crayfish fishermen certificates stamped and we went to look at some of the greenstone/jade jewellery shops. Nothing appealed (some items were very expensive and the ...


A travel blog entry by earthwanderers on Apr 23, 2015

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... We stopped at the activity booking place on the way. But due to the glacier walks with a helicopter drop off, being around 300 dollars, we decided to do one of the free bush walks the following day which meant we at least got to see a good view of the glacier. But when we arrived at the rainforest holiday village that we were staying at for the two night, we all put down our bags, and headed straight to the free hot tub - which ...