Glacier Cottages

State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park, South Island, New Zealand | Ranch
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Travel Blogs from Franz Josef

Franz Josef- You're one delicious glacier!

A travel blog entry by scottnelson88


Moshi moshi!

Scott and I spent today hiking our way around Franz Josef Glacier. As our title suggests, we also enjoyed nibbling on Franz along the way...

Our day started at 8.45am with the tour company collecting us from our motel as we are staying out of the city centre. By 9.30 we were on the bus heading the 4km to Franz Josef. …

Busing up the West Coast

A travel blog entry by scottnelson88


Hello friends and family!

Sorry we couldn't make a post last night, the only internet available is in reception and it was closed when we got back from dinner!

We spent all of yesterday travelling from Queenstown through to Franz Josef (about half way up the west coast). The bus picked us up from Queenstown at around 8am and was …

Landing on a glacier

A travel blog entry by chilliwine


Drive to Franz Josef glacier. Stopped on the way at Ross, an old gold mining town. Interesting little visitor centre and old mine workings, should stay here instead of Greymouth next time. Great bridges on the west coast, one was single track and shared by cars and trains! I wanted to turn around and go back over it again, but Gill wasn't keen. …

Friday visit to Franz Josef Glacier

A travel blog entry by pamanion


... in the picturesque town of Franz Josef surrounded by mountains and glaciers. We eat a lot at bistros, cafés and pubs which are usually self serve. And the most common menu items are meat pies which you can eat at a table or "takeaway" ( see pic). Jerry has been having them whenever he can with a diet coke since they don't believe in iced tea in NZ. This is a sad fact for many Americans on this trip. After another long bus ...

Helicopter over Franz Josef Glacier

A travel blog entry by hulleys


... hotel today is the Scenic Hotel in Franz Josef village and after checking in we walked over to a bar for a much needed beer, chatting to some English people who were touring New Zealand by car.

In the evening, we had a very pleasant meal of Teriyaki beef in an Asian Fusion restaurant where we were entertained by some Maori singers.

Another brilliant day !


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