Glacier Gateway Motel

State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park, South Island, 7952, New Zealand | 3 star motel
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Travel Blogs from Franz Josef

The Battle of the Pelennor Fields

A travel blog entry by nbinette04 on Jul 07, 2014

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... start in about 40 minutes. We stopped at an alpine memorial near the start of the track, recognizing individuals who have perished in the surrounding mountains.

It was about 4 30 after our hike, so we travelled back into the village to check into our hotel. We grabbed some groceries (expensive and very limited) for dinner, and decided to relax in our room while watching a movie we borrowed from reception (The Constant Gardener).

Day 159 25.06.14

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

8 photos

... is pure local glacier water. We sheltered under the canopy but it was even more relaxing as it was raining through on top of us. It was such a perfect way to end the day. We got talking to a local couple there who recommended a few good things for us to do as we make our way south. After a shower we returned to our site for the night and got the camper ready, we assembled the bed like pros compared to last night! Distance travelled today: 237 KM ...

Wined and Fined

A travel blog entry by danandzoelord on Jun 15, 2014

2 comments, 23 photos

Sunday 15 to Friday 20 June – New Zealand, South Island (Part I)

On Sunday morning we caught the InterIslander ferry, across the Cook Strait, from the North Island to the South Island. The route takes you through part of the picturesque Marlborough Sounds and eventually to the small harbour town of Picton. Luckily for Dan, they were showing the England vs. Italy world cup match onboard, although not only was it a shame about the ...

En route to franz Joseph

A travel blog entry by emilyhitchcock on Jun 02, 2014

1 photo

... rocks which are a section of rocks off the west coast that baffle scientists as they are not quite sure how they're formed, they are crazy shapes that have loads of individual layers that basically look like a stack of pancakes hence the name! After this the group met up again at the inventively named pancake cafe, where I witnessed the biggest gossip of all time. The dreaded kiwi experience bus pulled ...

Franz Joseph

A travel blog entry by edddadams on May 03, 2014

... at the glacier a couple of hours later. Checked in and covered up for the icy cold glacier. A Mauri informed us of all the ways a helicopter could chop our head off before we climbed aboard and road the helicopter up the valley to the glacier. The glacier was amazing. Our tour was cut short though due to clouds coming down the valley, causing viability problems for the helicopters. Came ...

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This 3 star motel is located on State Highway 6, Franz Josef.
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