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

A day on the ice

A travel blog entry by edandkate


... We arrived at the oddest campsite so far, in that it was set in a rainforest which was at the foot of snow capped mountains... We've learnt to accept all sorts of landscapes in New Zealand! After much to-ing and fro-ing about which glacier to go to and which tour to go with we decided on Franz Joseph Ice Explorer. This would take us to and from the glacier in a helicopter and we'd spend about 3 hours on the ice with a guide. When we turned up at the ...

Day 159 25.06.14

A travel blog entry by daryl-sophie14


Well what an interesting first night in the camper at Punakaiki Beach Camp!! It rained all night and the wind was crazy! How the camper is still standing up right we will never know! We managed to shower, have some breakfast and we were ready to move on about 9:15am. We made another stop at Pancake Rocks and the Blowholes as the tide was high! It was awesome seeing the ocean crash up against the rocks and up through the surge pool. Back in the camper ...

Wined and Fined

A travel blog entry by danandzoelord


... project offered to pay for it if focused on the Great War of 1914-18 and that he could keep ‘part of his collection’ there. Of course, the locals said YES. A few of the aircraft there are replicas, but Peter Jackson’s team had worked them into an amazing display of dioramas, depicting scenes ranging from the death of the ‘Red Baron’ to British pilots crash-landing over enemy lines. Sir Peter’s collection is ...

Day 17 - flying home

A travel blog entry by richieh


... one was Mad Max and the other was Crocodile Dundee. I went to sleep for a while then read for half hour then a message came over the PA that the flight was landing soon. The flight landed at 9:30 and every one walked off the plane and I got my luggage from the terminal and walked I saw Leigh, I talked to him and he needed a way to get to the hotel he was staying at. He was staying at a hotel was ...

Franz Josef

A travel blog entry by laura_schofield


... to be doing a helicopter trip and glacier hike we phoned ahead instead of venturing outside. Our suspicions were realised and our tour had been cancelled and postponed to the next day in the hopes of an improvement in the weather - no guarantee tho! We were left thinking this is going to be a long few days as the roads were yet again closed so no escape! So we ended up sat at the hostel watching Frozen and eating the pepper ...


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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