Motel Franz Josef
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... wer amazing aswell especially the pesto, spinach, feta & mushroom one. In the bar later there was a game of limbo on to win free skydiving, it was good Craic but needless to say I was ***** aha It had been raining all day and we wer praying for a good day for Saturday because we had booked on to so the ice glacier hike your and it doesn't run if it's raining, cloudy or too windy. Woke up and it was a glorious day, not a cloud in the sky and we realised it wasn't only the ...
... the next day - a helicopter ride up to the ice glacier and then a 4 hour hike over it before getting a helicopter back down again. Unfortunately though the next morning with torrential rain our tour was cancelled, so sad :( But the rain did stop for a few hours in the afternoon so we took a bus ride close to the bottom of the glacier and took a walk to it's viewpoint - unfortunately as it has receded so ...
... of course, losing 2-1), but he also missed all the beautiful scenery – perhaps not so lucky after all! Interesting fact time: 'sounds' are formed when coastal valleys (created by rivers leading to the sea) are then reclaimed by the sea when sea levels rise (e.g. since the last ice age), leaving behind dome shaped, grass covered islands, coves and beaches. The islands are quite convoluted, for instance, Pelorous Sound is only 42km long, but ...
... We stopped at numerous little towns along the way which really dragged out the journey but alas we finally made it to the beautiful franz Joseph, the entire backdrop to this town was huge snow topped mountains and of course the famous glacier. That evening we had the best meal ever at the hostel bar of pork, crackling, and coleslaw - a travellers dream meal! The night turned to alcohol and quickly got out ...
... had already set. Had a couple of beers, then headed to the relaxation spa that was included with our glacier trip, 3 pools each at 2 degree intervals starting at 36 Celsius. Feeling relaxed we went for dinner at the Rainforest restaurant which had an alpine feel to it. It was here that we first sipped the finest beer that New Zealand has to offer, Tui beer. Probably THE best beer in the ...
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