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 to Queenstown by car

A travel blog entry by tourtaidnanny on Jan 10, 2015

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I cannot adequately describe the scenary we saw today. It was like driving through an ever changing picture postcard.
We said good bye to Franz Josef Glacier. The sat nav told us to stay on the same road for 274km! We headed for Fox Glacier. We didn't see the glacier but the village looked charming. A left turn (we disobeyed the sat nav) took us the Lake Matheson where, if the conditions are right, you can see both Mount Cook and Mount Tasman reflected in ...

The Great Receding Glacier

A travel blog entry by gonetravellin on Jan 06, 2015

1 comment, 5 photos

... Thunder Creek Falls and the second from there to Franz Josef, and we got commentary almost all the way. There were also several stops along the way for toilet or meal breaks and a lot of the toilet breaks were in scenic spots with enough time to take photos. The road from Queenstown to Franz Josef is beautiful most of the way, winding past lakes and through rain forest and even where the road runs through agricultural areas, ...

Up Up And Awesome

A travel blog entry by stevecherylmoss on Jan 06, 2015

... We decide to be positive, came back to the chalet for sausage butties and pack the back pack with enough warm clothing to explore Antarctica . Walked determinedly back over the rickety bridge and into the heli office being greeted with no bags on helicopter and just a fleece would suffice for clothing up top. Obviously as you all know, we do as we are told so repacked the overflowing backpacks with our Antarctic layers and walked to the heli pad with just fleeces ...

Off to Glacier country

A travel blog entry by stevecherylmoss on Jan 05, 2015

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... over we made it to the Franz Josef glacier. Very impressive, went for the walk to the edge of the glacier and it was quite impressive standing in a glacial valley as it is still being made. The very sad thing about it is that john and Janice came in 2008 and actually did a 6 hour hike up the glacier and were horrified to find it so different now. Because of global warming the glacier has retreated at an alarming rate and the point ...

On the Road Again

A travel blog entry by amykap on Dec 24, 2014

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... Cafe) and showered back at the hotel. We absolutely love Queenstown! Adorable restaurants and shops with an amazing view of the lake and mountains. We could definitely move here! (if it wasn't across the world!). We made our way to the gondola and wandered around and took in the amazing views. We had a perfect night- sunny and breezy and amazing views of the Remarkable Mountains. We ...