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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    TravelPod Member ReviewsGlacier Gateway Motel Franz Josef

    Reviewed by stevecherylmoss

    Great place to stay

    Reviewed Jan 4, 2015
    by (15 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    very picturesque but watch out for those sandflies, if you don't you will regret it the next day

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    TripAdvisor Reviews Glacier Gateway Motel Franz Josef

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

    Travel Blogs from Franz Josef

    Pancake rocks and steak and salad

    A travel blog entry by stevecherylmoss on Jan 04, 2015

    2 comments, 2 photos

    As Cheryl is still sleeping I thought I would throw my two penny worth in and do the blog today. You will notice it's shorter than Cheryl's and probably has spelling mistakes. We had planned to share the responsibility of writing it but I don't think she trusts me so while she's asleep......

    Well the day started as a 'chill' day waiting …

    Finally...the glacier

    A travel blog entry by rachenry on Nov 09, 2015

    19 photos

    ... meat pies (shout out to Celia) for lunch, before continuing on our way to Franz Josef.

    We checked into the Franz Josef Top 10 in the early afternoon, and then headed up to visit the glacier. A beautiful hour-long hike through rainforest and over glacial moraine took us to within a few hundred meters of the foot of the glacier. Truly spectacular. Reminded me of my Banff days.


    How I love thee, New Zealand...

    A travel blog entry by onceuponatravel on Oct 23, 2015

    9 comments, 31 photos

    ... Christchurch has found itself in a constant state of trying to rebuild what was lost. To me, it is a city of opposites and dualism: both depressing and inspiring, a place where destruction and creation go hand in hand, where classical architecture now stands alongside (post)modern buildings. For every ruin or vacant lot still present, you will find a construction site, a piece of street art or an entire, revitalized suburb. A very humbling experience, indeed.

    Heli hiking on a glacier

    A travel blog entry by keeleymclaren on Oct 06, 2015

    ... to see the lake. We took DJ with us again and threw a few sticks into the lake for him to swim and get. We arrived back just in time for breakfast which was waffles, bacon and syrup which went down really well. It was then back on the bus until we arrived at Franz Joseph where we booked in for a hike on the glacier the next day. We stopped at a place called Montrose, run by an Argentinian guy who was really nice. It had free wifi (a novelty in New Zealand), ...

    Day 5: Flying high

    A travel blog entry by sleepydwarf on Sep 30, 2015

    30 photos

    ... park that shows where the glacier was in the 1750s. A long way from where it is now.

    The walk to Fox is shorter than the walk to Franz Joseph, and we'd learned form yesterday that it wasn't going to be cold at all, so we didn't over-layer. Fox has the same moonscape-type landscape as Franz Joseph, and it's a weird feeling knowing you're walking over a landscape carved out by ice that has long since melted. It's like a massive valley, and part-way along ...