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 …

    Franz Josef

    A travel blog entry by lawsy on Aug 06, 2015

    3 photos

    ... sounded like thunder...only for her to point out huge bits of ice that were breaking away from the glacier above us and crashing down into hundreds of pieces. We hiked for around 3 hours and the view was spectacular. We took the helicopter back and made our way to our hostel where we will be staying for two nights. I made some pasta for tea, met the resident fat ginger cat, did some laundry and went to bed. We have a free day tomorrow so I am looking forward to a bit of a lie ...

    A view to a chill

    A travel blog entry by nickyandmike on Jul 25, 2015

    18 photos

    ... to the giant mountains. From our time on the glacier the day before however, we knew it was far from it. We walked on for what seemed like ages, until we reached the edge of the safe area. People had died proceeding beyond that point so we thought it was best to stop there. From that point we could only just see the area of ice that we’d spent three hours walking around. It really made us appreciate how huge everything was.
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    Travel day to Franz Joseph

    A travel blog entry by stephmull on Jul 20, 2015

    3 comments, 1 photo

    After posting the blog last night in Punakiki we visited the local beach to watch the sunset! We had to stroll down this wild path near our lodges in the middle of the rainforest. We got to the beach to see most of the sunset but unfortunately due to the cloud coverage we did not get to see everything! What we did manage to see was pretty cool. Emma, Barbara and myself decided to leave before ...

    Fox Glacier and Kiwi Chicks

    A travel blog entry by lilyfesler on May 18, 2015

    3 comments, 7 photos

    ... and kind of amazing. Photos are on my camera, so the ones below were stolen from Amie. In the afternoon, we stopped at a wildlife sanctuary to see some kiwi chicks, which are really hard to see in the wild. Because 90% of the rowi kiwi chicks don't survive in the wild (and there are only a couple hundred of that type of kiwi left), the rangers track every one of the birds in the wild, then go into the woods and steal their eggs. They raise the chicks until ...