A1 Rata Grove Motel

21-23 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park, South Island, 2000-2004, New Zealand | Motel
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Travel Blogs from Franz Josef

Cloudy overhead

A travel blog entry by colenewzealand


... Fox Glacier (the town, not the glacier itself) which was interesting and dramatic.

Once we returned to Franz Josef we went to. Kiwi breeding centre. I now know more about Kiwis (the birds) than I thought possible. But they are endearing little critters.

Assuming weather is good then it is a helicopter ride tomorrow and then off to Wanaka by road (3.5 hours or so).

Friday visit to Franz Josef Glacier

A travel blog entry by pamanion


... worst problem they have here is child abuse....higher percentage than anywhere in the world. It's particularly bad amongst South Pacific Islanders for whom strong discipline is a cultural norm pushed over the top by alcoholism. The country has not only passed strict laws but are trying through media and education to change parents behavior by teaching other ways to communicate with children...and to encourage reporting abuse and not hiding ...

Glacier Hike and Hot Pools

A travel blog entry by lornathomas


... loaded helicopters every 10 minutes play a big part in the destruction of it too, but of course they'd never blame that! It was a really cool day though, we took a hike up to the glacier and through crevices and caves, it was a really fun few hours! We then got helicoptered back down the mountain to the base and the views were just incredible, its so beautiful down here, the photos will never do this place justice! After ...

Ice, ice, baby!

A travel blog entry by lyndsey-martin


Hello everyone.

Today we left our rubbish holiday park and set off towards Greymouth, a former gold mining town, for a quick visit before pushing on towards the Franz Josef Glacier village.

We had seen lots of leaflets about a place called Shanty Town near to Greymouth, which is how the town would have looked during the gold rush, complete with an Inn and house of ill repute, but we decided to give that a miss and just explore Greymouth itself. We had ...

On The Beach

A travel blog entry by billy.mann.7169


... higher tide, was interspersed with a bit of table tennis in the camp site games room. After our evening meal, we all waded through the river - at low tide - and headed north along the beach. Fine views of the Great Barrier Island and the Coromandel beyond. To the north east we could see the Hen and Chickens Islands and the peninsula north of Bream Bay. Quite late by the time we waded back to our cabin. And so to ...


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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