Motel Franz Josef
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After unpacking at our motel, we walked through town in the shadows of the mountains. We had dinner at a restaurant which our bus driver had recommended. It was cheap as he’d promised but the food was very average. A little disappointed, we walked back towards our accommodation. Along the way we checked out the menus for different restaurants hoping for more yummy food next time. We then grabbed a few supplies from a mini mart ...
... crossed the bridge at the end of town, and started the route to the glacier access. The landscape here was like none other I've seen before. The river, presumably some run off from the glacier, was the most incredible blue, complemented by the grey rocky ground around it, with red rocks scattered about for some contrast. I realised further along, after checking the map more closely, that it is 5km from the bridge to the car park where the walks ...
... kayak experience. We got lunch on the Kiwi Wildlife Centre in town (great pies) as we had a couple of hours before check in for our glacier flight. At 1.45 we checked in and were taken over to the helicopter landing area. We had to wait a few minutes for our copter to return with some hikers and were entertained by the ground staff guy, who barely paused for breath. Another couple on our flight had never touched snow before! We took off with Steve our pilot and ...
... clearly mass produced overseas). We visited the Co-operative Gallery, run by local artists and bought a small wicker pouch (Ed) and a painted stone (Sam). I went to move the car as our 1 hours were up and met the others back in a cafe for lunch. The cafe guy said actually the parking restrictions weren't operating at the moment so my moving the car was wasted effort. With more time know we went into the Wilderness Gallery (which like the Co-operative had been recommended on ...
... the autumn colours were taking hold. We made a brief stop in Nelson, again unfortunately just to stock up at the supermarket but here already are a couple of things I can come back to New Zealand to enjoy! Sadly we also had to stop at an accident that had literally just happened, where a nurse on our bus went to help until the air ambulance came to pick them up. The roads are really twisty in New Zealand, if you are driving you have to expect these, especially in bad ...
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