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 …

    Glacier in the rain

    A travel blog entry by terryandlauren on Mar 27, 2015

    26 photos

    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 ...

    Hiking through our first ever Glacier!

    A travel blog entry by paul_and_ness on Mar 26, 2015

    37 photos

    ... 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 ...

    Kayaking... Or Not

    A travel blog entry by codie on Mar 07, 2015

    20 photos

    ... 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 ...

    Climbing a Glacier (or not)

    A travel blog entry by sophieackland on Mar 03, 2015

    2 comments, 19 photos

    ... 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 ...