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Jun 30, 2007 - West Coast, Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers.

After Marahau we went west to Westport where we were going to stay on the beach for free but we went for a walk into town and saw big fires lighting in the pubs (its really cold here) so we drove the camper back into a campsite in town and had a couple of drinks in some of the pubs. Its definately winter!! The next morning we headed down the west coast to see the pancake rocks and blowholes in Punakaiki. The drive down is one of the top 10 drives in the world. Is was absolutely gorgeous. There were waterfalls just falling from the...

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Kevin and Catherine

Apr 14, 2007 - Franz Joseph

This morning we had an early start before our various trips onto the glacier. I opted suprise suprice for the Ice Climbing which was an all day trip with walking on the glacier 4 ice climbs and a walk back. The Glacier was massive and even though we were not quite the first group to leave we overtook the walking group that lef 30 mins before us after about 90 minuites, we were going at some pace. Anyway we got to the edge of the Ice after about a 45 min walk and put the crampons on and headed our way accross the ice after a stop to look at...

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Mark's Trip 2007

Jan 27, 2006 - Franz Josef

Franz Josef is one of the two glacier towns. As a town itself it has very little to do, there is literally 2 or 3 restaurants, a petrol station, small and expensive supermarket and tour companies! However, what it lacks in ammenities, it makes up for in the view. The backdrop is made up of stunning ice-capped mountains! It is unreal! We decided to do a half day hike up the glaciers, which was no easy feat - as you have to wear crampons (spiky shoe thingies which attach to the huge hiking boots they provide you with)! It was an amazing...

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She's On Her Way!

Mar 22, 2005 - Franz Josef

Via Punakaiki mit seinen Pancacke Rocks und den Blowholes der Westkueste entlang nach Franz Josef. Was nach Sissi, Pickelhaube und Kaiserschmarren klingt, ist in Wahrheit ein kleiner Ort am Fusse des Franz Josef Gletschers. Dieser Gletscher ist einzigartig, da er in einen Regenwald muendet. Und dies auf einer Hoehe von gerade einmal 240m und knapp 20km vom Ozean entfernt. Die Gegend, mit den Gebirgszuegen der suedlcihen Alpen, ist auf Grund des Regenwaldes sehr ansprechend und es ist eine Freude, den Gletscher und die Umgebung zu erkunden.

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Far far away...

Nov 24, 2004 - South Island, New Zealand (Part 2)

We headed south along the west coast stopping at the Fox Glacier. Here we did a full days trek on the ice which was very good fun, although the hire gear did make us look pretty stupid. Unfortunately the west coast receives about 300 days of rain a year and the statistics certainly held out for us! From here we headed to Wanaka. This is where we headed over the Alps and we had to stop every 10 minutes to photograph the beautiful snow capped mountains surrounding the mirror flat lakes. It really is breathtaking. Wanaka was a lovely...

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Sep 30, 2004 - Franz Josef Glacier

Wednesday, we were in Franz Josef. Wow! What a B.E.A.UTIFUL place! We arrived on a really clear day, so all of the mountains and the glaciers wer easy to see with the naked eye. We had a choice of activities to do, so most of us ended up doing the Helihike. The Helihike invoves you getting a helicopter up to the glacier and then hiking around on it. It was sweet as! We had a very very very very nice guide called Jason (who looked a bit like Frodo-joy!) and he took us around the glacier. There were a few hair raising moments where your heart...

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