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

Bone carving

A travel blog entry by amzellen on Feb 09, 2015

1 photo

Teresa and I had opted to do some bone carving this morning and to be honest I didn't really know what to expect. I knew we were making necklaces and I didn't really want it to be too big because then I knew I wouldn't wear it and either we were going to do everything and it would be rubbish or we would do hardly do anything, they do it all and it would be amazing. But it was neither. We did all the ...

Hari Hari to Franz Josef

A travel blog entry by priceless on Feb 04, 2015

1 comment, 8 photos

... a few friendly toots and waves from the drivers. We go over the crest and a short way on find a pull off for you guessed it the congratulatory selfie with view in the background. You'll notice that we are rugged up in our heavy duty raincoats. It's before 8 am and the temperature is 9 degrees! We have about 20 km more to our morning tea stop Whataroa. About 5 kms from there the rain starts. It's gentle - we are hopeful it stays that ...

Rafting, rocks and rain

A travel blog entry by argallichan on Jan 16, 2015

27 photos

... I'm told we were lucky that the river levels were so low, as when they're high this bit of the tour can be over in 40 seconds! Then it was out onto the river proper; we had been given special webbed gloves to help with paddling, but the best bits were going down the "rapids", which weren't massive but great fun nevertheless. You will be able to see how much I enjoyed this tour by the enormous grin on my face in the last photo. I can heartily recommend - much more ...

Last Country, Penultimate Island!

A travel blog entry by josh-and-abbie on Nov 02, 2014

... they emitted a small light. As we flowed along the river in rubber tubes in otherwise total darkness, the lights gave the impression of staring up at the night sky. To add to the brilliant spectacle our guides led some more extreme activities. This included jumping backwards off 1.5 metre waterfalls, navigating rock formations and they topped it off by singing Disney songs to us. It must also be noted the guide who sang had the most splendid voice, all the more surreal ...

Exploring my new city...

A travel blog entry by lianna_c21 on Sep 17, 2014

1 comment, 5 photos

... and on the buses round the city... Haven't met lots of locals yet but have made lots of international friends.
School holidays are coming up in 2 weeks so hopefully I will be exploring more of Auckland with the children.... cant wait!!
Blog soon
Lianna :) x