Franz Josef, New Zealand
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State Highway 6, Franz Josef, New Zealand
3 Wallace Street, off State Highwy 6, Franz Josef, New Zealand
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The day dawned sunny, and I was highly excited! We were off to do a heli-hike on the Franz Josef glacier. A helicopter was going to carry us high up onto the glacier, where we would explore the crevasses and ice caves. At the heliport we were given boots ...
... early. We had planned to look into getting a helicopter flight over one of the glaciers, and we were advised to organize from Franz Josef - the biggest one. At lunchtime we arrived at Fox Glacier and took a walk to the bottom of this one and admired ...
... obsession had to take a back seat as they'd run out! I made do with a bacon and egg toasted sarnie instead. We arrived at Franz Josef early afternoon, and once again I'd scored highly in the tour guide stakes. I'd chosen a nice motel for us to stay in ...
The weather was atrocious on the journey to Franz Josef. On the way, the coach driver played a video about glaciers and how they are formed, so that made the trip interesting. I was certainly excited about seeing the glaciers up close, as I found it an ...
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State Highway 6 P.O. Box 133 Franz Josef, Westland National Park, South Island, New Zealand
Main South Road, SH6 Franz Josef, Westland National Park, South Island, New Zealand
Discover the magnificent phenomenon of the glaciers. Experienced helicopter pilots share their knowledge whilst overflying the dramatic expanse of the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers and snowfields, exposing extraordinary colours of ice flow, ice caves and pinnacles in this largely inaccessible alpine region. All flights feature a snow landing. Alternatively combine a scenic helicopter flight with an unforgettable guided helihike amongst the glacial ice formations with the professional and experienced Franz Josef Glacier Guides.
Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park, South Island, New Zealand