Motel Franz Josef

Address: State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park, South Island, New Zealand | Motel
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Reviewed by gigerandrea

Franz Joseph Glaciet

Reviewed Feb 28, 2014
by (27 reviews) Arnegg , Switzerland Flag of Switzerland

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Travel Blogs from Franz Josef

Road trip to Franz

A travel blog entry by miller.r.lowe on Apr 02, 2015

... eaten glacier. The sight itself was epic, a sheer wall of ice cradled by the craggy gray alps, surrounded in a fine mist of cloud.

Afterward we also tried showering in the waterfalls, but the water was simply too damn cold. The kind of water that burns it numbs you so quickly.

We wanted to stay longer but the rain wasn't letting up so it was more prudent to move on. Tomorrow, Fox glacier then Haast.


Glacier in the rain

A travel blog entry by terryandlauren on Mar 27, 2015

26 photos

... so far, and we even get free soup in the evenings! In hindsight we should have gone out straight away to do the glacier walk as the next morning when we wake up it's wet and cold.
But we persevere, and after a free breakfast, we're walking through rainforest on the way to the glacier car park. Once there, the terrain changes dramatically on the walk to the glacier face. It's good to get there, but with ...

Hiking through our first ever Glacier!

A travel blog entry by paul_and_ness on Mar 26, 2015

37 photos

... the hot pools and not then have the pressure of having to find a bed for the night...actually I think it was my decision but us women have a way of planting the seed then letting the idea sink in and take hold ;0) Either way it was the best decision (we) could have made knowing these treats were few and far between!

1pm finally came around after what seemed like an eternity and by 1.15pm we ...

Quick look at me!

A travel blog entry by kduntley on Mar 23, 2015

24 photos

... after my stint in Te Anau. But, after walking around town and seeing bits and pieces of the glacier last night, I thought it cool enough to show it on the map. It's really gorgeous! Although kinda rainy..

Also thought I'd throw in some last photos of Hokitika.

Anyway, see you all again in Te ...

Kayaking... Or Not

A travel blog entry by codie on Mar 07, 2015

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... full of children, so we headed over to the 38 pool. It was the right temperate so sat in there for ages. Ari said we were like goldilocks!
Had a venture back over to the 40 pool, but it was still to hot, so we went into the 36 to cool down before we left!
Had showers then left the pools and headed back to the hostel quickly, only had to go back to drop off the towels before we went to the kiwi sanctuary,

There were 4 Kiwis there, we watched a ...

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