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To reach Franz Josef Glacier, travelers need to hit Franz Josef Village (or town) first. It took about 8 hours (including photo stops & lunch break) for InterCity shuttle to send us from Queenstown to Franz Josef Village. The town is just one street with a couple of shops and few places to eat.
Franz Josef Glacier is part of Westland National Park, sandwiched between the Tasman Sea and the Southern Alps.
It's impressive while finding yourself face-to-face with billions meter cubic of solid blue ice. That's why this place is very popular with tourists.
The best way to appreciate the size of majesty of the glacier is up close and personal.
The glacier could be explored by many ways: a guided hands-on hike on the glacier itself, ice climbing or the expensive birds-eye helicopter tour which including a snow landing.
- In a nutshell:It is one of those once in a lifetime experiences!
There was then a half hour walk back to the parking lot. When we reached the marking, suddently Fenny and I stoodstill.... more travel advice
After some instruction on how to walk on the glacier and safety stuff, we were off for our hike. Our group was split... more travel advice
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