Motel Franz Josef
No availability found through our partners. Please contact the business directly or check some of our recommended alternatives.
TravelPod Member ReviewsMotel Franz Josef
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
TripAdvisor Reviews Motel Franz Josef
Travel Blogs from Franz Josef
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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, ...
... 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 ...
... 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.
Other places to stay in Franz Josef
40 Cron Street, Franz Josef | Motelfrom $95
17 Cron Street, Franz Josef | Motelfrom $79
21-23 Cron Street, Franz Josef | Motelfrom $64
State Highway 6, Franz Josef | 3 star motelfrom $73
58 Cron Street, Franz Josef | 3 star motelfrom $91