Glacier Gateway Motel

Address: State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park, South Island, 7952, New Zealand | 3 star motel
 
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This 3 star motel is located on State Highway 6, Franz Josef.
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      Travel Blogs from Franz Josef

      Wanaka and then off to the west coast!

      A travel blog entry by shannonbaynes on Dec 07, 2014

      3 comments, 5 photos

      ... will head off in a helicopter, get dropped on the glacier and walk around for awhile.

      Weather was not permitting...so we did a hike to the bottom of the glacier. Which was probably better in the end. We drove for a long time the day before so it was nice to walk! The glacier was cool to see but the highlight was the boys filling their water bottles with fresh New Zealand water from a waterfall!
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      Chilling in Franz Josef

      A travel blog entry by carmarmax on Dec 01, 2014

      117 photos

      ... theme song from "Apocalypse Now." We loaded into the helicopter and were soon up in the air for our 10 minute ride onto the glacier (they even let Mark have the front seat). Before we knew it, we were out of the valley and headed up the mountain following a stream, the stream slowly turned from water to ice and then our helicopter was coming in for landing right on the ice!

      As soon as the helicopter hit the ground, the doors flung open and we ...

      Franz Josef Day 2

      A travel blog entry by beckodonnell on Nov 19, 2014

      3 photos

      ... tunnel to see some glow worms but I didn't go as I was wearing my Converse! We headed back to Mitch's house and cooked Thai green curry as a thank you, only to find he had invited us to a BBQ at Sam's house. Sam had a home made bar at his place called the Screaming Zebra. We watched cricket and chatted till the early hours, with free gin on tap because apparently it's so ...

      Hanmer Springs - Franz Joseph

      A travel blog entry by sarahtim on Oct 31, 2014

      61 photos

      ... coast. In spite of the weather it was still a scenic and really enjoyable drive and we safely made it through to the west coast of the South Island. After a couple of hours we hit Reefton and it was time for a driver swap and Sarah got behind the wheel for the next leg which would take us to lunchtime which we'd planned to be in either Greymouth or Hokitika on the coast. We were making good time so we pushed a little further before ...

      Dancing on Ice

      A travel blog entry by wattsy on Oct 15, 2014

      1 comment, 28 photos

      ... small cave passage, barely 3 feet high in places. A stream runs down the middle of it. We each take turns to crouch and duck down to make our way through it. We finally ascend out of the cave up some stairs carved into the ice.

      We hike across the glacier with increasing ease and confidence, with Scott pointing out different features and telling us a bit more about the glacier. As we near the end of the hike he takes us to a larger cave. This one has a lot more ...