Glenfern Villas Franz Josef

State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park, South Island, 7952, New Zealand | 5 star villa
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Travel Blogs from Franz Josef

"I'm just going outside and I may be some time..."

A travel blog entry by barbaramorse9

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We leave Hokitika for our drive to the Franz Josef glacier, but en-route we stop to visit the Hokitika Gorge. It may not be the Grand Canyon, but it is still quite impressive. It is a long drive to our next destination and we don't pass anywhere to eat, or as importantly, to go to the toilet. Eventually somewhere comes into view. It is the only …

Heli-hike

A travel blog entry by wesone

Vanmorgend zijn we vroeg opgestaan want we moesten ten laatste om 14u in Franz Joseph zijn en volgens de GPS was het 7 uur rijden dus wij al op pad om 7 uur s'morgens. Na 5 uur rijden zijn we al en eindelijk aangekomen in Franz Joseph. Wel wat stijf van het paardrijden en raften maar al een geluk ruim op tijd voor ons volgende en laatste avontuur. …

Glaciers, Choppers & Trampolines

A travel blog entry by pauliandcarlo

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We moved on from Kaikoura crossing the breadth of the country and on to the West Coast. The trip to the Glaciers was to be almost 8 hours so we decided to do 6 and stay over at Hokitika. I love that name - it conjours up some kind of South Pacific dance to me but is actually the Maori for "coming back". This part of the Western coast is well known …

An easy day at Hokitaka

A travel blog entry by ourlifeinchina

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Greymouth took the name from its situation at the mouth of the Grey River. Took some photo stops at the floodwall walk which is also called "The great wall of Greymouth" that protects the town area from flooding.

We headed down the west coast to the 2nd largest town of Hokitika, which is known for its source of Pounamu (NZ jade). We …

Glacier-ed out!

A travel blog entry by ourlifeinchina

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Franz Joseph is a little town catered mainly to the glacier tourists.
Ian and LG went to a 40-minute glacier helicopter ride that includes a landing on top of the glacier. Ian was dazzled by the helicopter as well as the magnificent glaciers.
After a picnic lunch, we went to a couple of walks.
Glacier Valley Walk - went through a …

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This 5 star villa, located on State Highway 6, Franz Josef, is near Across Country Quad Bikes.
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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding