A1 Rata Grove Motel

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

A day on the ice

A travel blog entry by edandkate on Jul 02, 2014

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... flight back. This was equally as impressive as the first flight and finished our tour off really well. We were so tired we decided to stay at Franz Joseph that night, and head off early the next day. Before we did that we headed to the town's hot pools, as this was included in the price of our glacier tour, and soaked in the hot water for the evening. We somehow managed to book into a campsite without a camp kitchen, so that night Ed saved the day ...

Day 159 25.06.14

A travel blog entry by daryl-sophie14 on Jun 25, 2014

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... Lake Mapouika just after we entered the Glacier Country of Franz Josef. The lake reflected the surrounding landscape perfectly in its water, we walked down to the opening and took our shoes and socks off and walked along the wooden jetty which was under water due to the rainfall (it wasn't the greatest idea as the water was freezing but it was awesome out there). We passed through the small town of Whataroa and into Franz Glacier territory, the view ...

Wined and Fined

A travel blog entry by danandzoelord on Jun 15, 2014

2 comments, 23 photos

... not a bad place to have another quick ‘sample’. From Marlborough we drove south to Kaikoura, seeing Fur Seals along the coastal road. The Kaikoura coastline is famous for its whale, dolphin and albatross spotting, but as we we’re counting the pennies we opted out of a whale-watching cruise saving funds for our upcoming trips to the Franz Josef Glacier, and further still onto Queenstown.

As we’ve found along most ...

Warning: Excessive Geography contained within

A travel blog entry by fuzzyfruit on Apr 27, 2014

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... only in time for people to book their activities for the next day, before heading to our accommodation. This resulted in a climax to an on going issue which had been a laughing subject on the bus, around the seats that people occupied. As tends to happen, people develop comfort zones when in new situations, always sitting in the same seats. If you use public transport to commute, or are regularly in a place where there are seats available but no official ...


A travel blog entry by abiandkatie on Apr 05, 2014

... was up we flew back to Sydney for a couple of days to sort ourselves out before New Zealand!! We had to send massive boxes back home, because we bought so much going up the Coast... And we also met up with Annie and Liam for the day and heard all about their travels. We arrived in Auckland yesterday afternoon after an early flight ...