Motel Franz Josef

Address: State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park, South Island, New Zealand | Motel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMotel Franz Josef

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

Hanmer Springs - Franz Joseph

A travel blog entry by sarahtim on Oct 31, 2014

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... set foot on it. The town is hopeful it advances again in the future so the walking tours can be back on the tourist agenda. Instead we took the 1.5hr walk which you do yourself and takes you to within 250meters of the face, walking up the rocks that have recently been exposed by the receding ice. A great walk with great views of the glacier, riverbed fed by glacier melt and the surrounding hills. The walk also clearly shows you the power ...

Raindrops in my bum crack.

A travel blog entry by dante98765 on Oct 25, 2014

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... Josef Glacier, pausing for a quick lunch of cheese rolls and crisps. We had a guest for lunch, a flightless bird called a Weka came and demanded food. He was quite cute so we obliged. We met our guide at the hotel, the Rainforest Retreat. His name was Mike and he drove us up to the glazier before we set off. The weather was fine. Our first sight of the glacier was spectacular as it cascaded down between two peaks like a frozen scene in a Hollywood B Movie. It ...

Southern Alps to Franz Josef

A travel blog entry by freundlytravels on Oct 07, 2014

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... dinner was included at the hotel. I had a Greek salad with prawns (shrimp), lamb with Spring vegetables, and an assorted dessert plate. Jim chose local fish as his main dish. Other: The Maori alphabet uses only 16 of our 26 letters. Missionaries in the 1800s recorded their language phonetically. Since Dutch, English, Irish, Welsh, and Scots all speak a little differently, various tribes write the words differently. As a result, Maoris in Hawaii, ...

Day 33. Franz Joesef and David's skydive

A travel blog entry by davidmilnes81 on Sep 30, 2014

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... what a glacier is, not sure it was worth the the leg work.

Lunch in the carpark sun and then for the skydive. I was not interested! The thought made me nervous and panicked, I'm defo not an adrenaline junkie. David was mad keen. We got the shuttle to the dive centre where David got into his red one suit and fetching leather hat with goggles. He was so excited! Taka was David's guide. He filmed David's dive with little interviews.

I watched the skydivers ...

Finally Franz: Ice Explorer

A travel blog entry by lj.oz on Sep 28, 2014

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... the rainforest setting added to the aura of it. Three pools each a different temperature. Before we knew it, it was almost eight o'clock. We made our way back to the Monsoon to meet back up with Sara and Dave for a final happy hour drink before we headed out of town to sleep at the DOC site. Fantastic day. When the tour started the guide asked all of us what our favourite part of NZ was. I said I think this will be it and it was.

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