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

Road trip to Franz

A travel blog entry by miller.r.lowe on Apr 02, 2015

... to find a rough rocky beach, with random towers of limestone crags and abandoned except for the few roaming sea birds on its shore.

After we made our way back to the car we carried on to find a few lakes and beautiful stops before the rain trapped us back in the car for the remainder of the trip, we drove on to Franz Josef were we spent the evening just a little out of town at a packed campsite. I spent the evening ...

Hiking through our first ever Glacier!

A travel blog entry by paul_and_ness on Mar 26, 2015

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... were lifted and we were keen to get back into town and start enquiring on prices to get up close and personal with this magical world of ice!

Amazingly the tour that we ended up booking for the following day (oh yes we did!) was extremely good value. At 160 each this included the return helicopter flight, all outer clothing equipment, a small bag, boots, crampons, the guide and a session in their ...

Franz Josef Glacier

A travel blog entry by steveclark on Mar 19, 2015

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... all you can war pizza in the evening which was of course a challenge. A girl on the glacier bet I couldn't eat 14 slices to that we the target. I easily could have done it if it wasn't for the chip and garlic bread to start, but I wasn't going to miss that!! Later I ended up in a frozen t-shirt competition. Slightly different to the normal wet t-shirt competition in that a t-shirt had been frozen on a solid block, first person the put it ...

Most photographed toilets

A travel blog entry by amzellen on Jan 31, 2015

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... everywhere and some all dressed up in fancy dress. It's so cool to see a whole city celebrate something so passionately and everyone join in. A group of us went and had some drinks along the harbour front whilst some went off into clubs and such. I was still pretty tired from last nights activities so headed back with the girls around 10:30. Moving on to raglan tomorrow for some more kayaking fun and an included surf lesson. The journey awaits ...

Day 4: Layover in Franz Josef

A travel blog entry by carmarmax on Jan 09, 2015

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... to ourselves. For our glorious layover day, we decided to get massages in the morning so we could be nice and relaxed for our afternoon glacier excursion. The massage was fantastic, my masseuse loosened up all of my leg muscles which had turned into large knots over the last few days. I think the massage is the only reason I will be able to get back on the bike tomorrow.

We met for our glacier excursion at 1:15pm and ...