The Terrace Motel

15 Cowan Street, Box 44, Franz Josef, Westland National Park, South Island, New Zealand | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located on 15 Cowan Street, Box 44, Franz Josef, is near Franz Josef Glacier.
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    Travel Blogs from Franz Josef

    A day on the ice

    A travel blog entry by edandkate on Jul 02, 2014

    8 photos

    ... brief it was amazing, and the pilot clearly had a bit of fun with us by flying very close to the mountain and by throwing in a couple of stomach-jolting drops. The view of the glacier as we flew straight at it was quite spectacular. When we got off the helicopter we were greeted by our guide, Matt, and instructed to put on our crampons. We spent the next few hours hiking up the glacier, through caverns, caves and cracks no wider than 30cm but ...

    Best day ever

    A travel blog entry by caiteb on Jun 28, 2014

    28 photos

    ... but it was literally so class just gliding through the air just seeing the views all around you! Once I landed I was literally so hyper and would have easily done it again straight away!!!! Was definitely the best thing I've done ever and I can definitely see how people get addicted to it! If it wasn't so expensive I'd be doing it on a more regular basis. I would defs recommend everyone to do it!! Even got some photos and a video of it all, it's on a USB pen tho so just waiting ...

    Day 159 25.06.14

    A travel blog entry by daryl-sophie14 on Jun 25, 2014

    8 photos

    ... in at the Lake Mahinapua Scenic Reserve, we drove through a narrow rainforest track and then out of nowhere it opened up to the lake and it was stunning! It was beautiful to look out over into the distance, the weather being so grey added to the beauty of it. Our next stop was at the Historic Goldfields in the town of Ross, there was a beautiful panoramic view over a lake and the town and we had a look around the old town gaol from 1915 (it was ...

    Wined and Fined

    A travel blog entry by danandzoelord on Jun 15, 2014

    2 comments, 23 photos

    ... project offered to pay for it if focused on the Great War of 1914-18 and that he could keep ‘part of his collection’ there. Of course, the locals said YES. A few of the aircraft there are replicas, but Peter Jackson’s team had worked them into an amazing display of dioramas, depicting scenes ranging from the death of the ‘Red Baron’ to British pilots crash-landing over enemy lines. Sir Peter’s collection is ...

    Day 2 Christchurch to Franz Josef

    A travel blog entry by ozbuckleys on May 08, 2014

    2 photos

    ... Richard said it was nice. Then, driving through Springfield, I saw a "Homer donut" (doughnut), and nearly peed. From that moment, Richard was our driver. Every waterfall had to be photographed and every pull in bay had to be navigated for a photo op. The rains started and the temperature dropped to about 7C. We made it to avalanche creek. The name had me really concerned, but, as Richard pointed out, it wasn't a creek and there wasn't ...