Glacier Gateway Motel
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGlacier Gateway Motel Franz Josef
very picturesque but watch out for those sandflies, if you don't you will regret it the next day
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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 …
Walking out of Westport Joanne & I see a couple from our hostel at the petrol station, we ask where they're going and we're in luck as they offer us a ride to Franz Josef! Their boot is full so we somehow squeeze all of our bags and us onto the back seats and we're off!
We stop at some beautiful west coast beaches then onto the famous pancake rocks. We are so lucky that they are stopping at places along ...
... s sleep!
Our huge room fully equipped with kitchen, spa bath, balcony with mountain views, and the most comfortable bed in the universe was heaven of the tallest order. Our spirits were more than lifted now, we were literally walking on cloud 9!
Before we knew it, it was the big day and we woke to a beautiful blue sky. Our flight wasn’t until 1pm however so the weather was likely to ...
... joking was because it was going to be wet, but she wasn’t, it had been cancelled… She did offer to wait until 1pm to go if the weather and cleared up, but we’d already booked other things.
So we had a wet walk back to the hostel.
Ditched out wet clothes then went and used the international phone to call home.
We then went and sat in the room by the radiator I’d claimed from the other room. Managed to dry my shoes to it after quite ...
... cancelled for the past 5 days as there was a lot of cloud and due to safety restrictions, they couldn't fly the helicopter and it would be dangerous.
We got to see Mount Cook at Lake Matheson near the town of Fox Glacier, but seeing it and not climbing it doesn't really help! xxxx ...