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Franz Josef Glacier!!

Today was certainly a memorable day for 2 reasons. 1 Franz Josef Glacier and 2 for mosquitoes… We woke up this morning in our little campsite to see the sun trying its hardest to break through the clouds, so seeing this as a perfect opportunity to climb a glacier we drove straight to the...

permalink written by  chrischarly on February 1, 2012 from Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
from the travel blog: Chris and Charly Down Under



Westkueste, Gletscher

In Nelson haben wir uns dann ein Auto gemietet und den westlichen Sueden unsicher gemacht. Es ging also an die Westkueste zu Cape Fouldwind, Pancake Rocks , Coul Creek Falls und dem Franz Josef Gletscher. Da uns abgeraten wurde alleine auf den Gletscher zu gehen, machten wir eine Tour. Leider...

permalink written by  Chrizzy on January 24, 2011 from Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
from the travel blog: Australien und Neuseeland



South Island Circuit

It was great to finally meet up with Karen and Phil (Tim's Sister and her boyfriend), and after squishing all our stuff into the camper we left Christchurch and headed to Hokitika via Arthur's pass. As we arrived the weather started to go downhill and began to rain - just like being at home. In...

permalink written by  Tim and Em on April 1, 2010 from Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
from the travel blog: Round half the world!



Glaciers, (lots of) rain and some amateur caving!

After a fairly long bus journey south to Franz Josef township, home of the Franz Josef glacier, we dump our bags at the slightly grubby Chateaux Franz hostel. Since the glacier itself is about an hour walk out from the small township, our Magic bus driver takes a group of us in the coach to the...

permalink written by  LizIsHere on March 1, 2010 from Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
from the travel blog: New Zealand & Australia 2010



Glaciers! Kayaks! Treehouses!

My dear uncle Denny informs me that I am doing a "pissy job" of informing all my devoted readers of my actions here in the Land Down Under. Sorry. But internet is costly here. Nonetheless, I hate to keep you all waiting with baited breath, so here's an update on what I'm doing down here. Once...

permalink written by  alli_ockinga on February 27, 2010 from Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
from the travel blog: New Zealand!



No Power, No View

The drive to Franz Josef took most of the day: we left at 7:30am and only arrived at 4:30pm. What scenery we could see from the bus I thought looked very like Scotland again. Again, the main difference was the trees on the hills. The weather was terrible when we arrived so we were unable to...

permalink written by  The Happy Couple on August 26, 2009 from Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
from the travel blog: Michael's Round-the-World honeymoon



Icy adventures

Day - 20 Monday 11th May 2009 Another cold clear night with a hard frost and plenty of ice on the windscreen, but the day dawned bright and sunny and the warmth of the sun was soon dispelling the chill. After a leisurely start, we drove the short way into Franz Josef village and parked...

permalink written by  Saros on May 11, 2009 from Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
from the travel blog: The Hairy Animal 2009 World Road Trip



South Island Day 5: Sod Off Great Big Lump Of Ice

We'd officially entered sandfly country and for some reason stuff that sucks blood seem to like me. Mozzies, sandflies, women etc. I love Aeroguard but sometimes I get edgy about spraying myself repeatedly with chemicals that can melt plastic and strip paint so we stopped off at the local shop...

permalink written by  Koala Bear on February 7, 2009 from Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
from the travel blog: Tiny Little NZ Road Trip



Ice cubes

One of the problems with NZ being a fairly large, mountainous country with not many people is that public transport doesn't run especially frequently. So even though it's only quite a short distance as the crow flies, it's taken me two days to get from Te Anau to Franz Josef, via Queenstown. The...

permalink written by  phileasdogg on December 5, 2008 from Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
from the travel blog: Planes, Trains & Taxiwallahs



Poo pub, possom pie and glacier climbing

Our first stop on the Kiwi Experience bus was Lake Maninapua where we stayed at the curiously named Poo pub - a traditional west coast country pub with a crazy old man owner. We were told two hours before that in the evening there would be a fancy dress night so, given the short notice we...

permalink written by  Sean, Karl & Dan on January 14, 2008 from Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
from the travel blog: Around the world in 180 days...



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