10 Must Do Things in Queenstown You Absolutely Can’t Miss!

Posted by on 7 October 2016

 Snow-capped peaks rimming crystal lakes under some of the world’s clearest skies are only a dream to many outside New Zealand’s pristine Queenstown. The minute you blink for the first time and breathe lungs full of mother nature’s purest air in this place and the magic takes over. Regardless of whether you’re there in the crisp winter, pretty autumn, lively spring or sparkling summer, Queenstown, is a natural gem in a class of its own. And while it’s a phenomenon of the physical world, whether you’re travelling on your own, with a partner in crime or the entire family, there is an absolute abundance of activities in Queenstown that can’t be missed.

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South Island Glaciers

Posted by on 19 June 2016

FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER

FGG walking on ice Southern Alps NZWestland Tai Poutini National Park, on New Zealand’s South Island, is home to the 12 kilometer long Franz Josef Glacier. First explored in 1865 by Julius von Haast, a German geologist and explorer. Von Haast named the glacier Franz Josef, in a tribute to the Austrian Emperor, although the native Māori called it Ka Roimata o Hinehukatere (The tears of Hinehukatere).

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West Coast Attractions - Things to do on the West Coast, New Zealand

Posted by Kate Baxter on 17 June 2016

Visit the incredible West Coast of New Zealand and you’ll soon discover a land as dramatic and diverse as it is beautiful. From the snow capped alpine peaks and other-worldly glaciers, to the lush rainforests and wild rivers. With such a huge range of attractions and activities to choose from it can be hard to know where to start. Explore our West Coast tourism tips below and start planning your next trip. 

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New Zealand Itinerary For 2 Weeks

Posted by Kate Baxter on 19 April 2016

So, you’ve booked your tickets, your bags are packed and you’re ready to begin your epic New Zealand adventure, but where do you start?

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Must See Attractions In New Zealand

Posted by Kate Baxter on 12 April 2016

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Your New Zealand Expert At The i-Site Information Centre

Posted by Tom @ Franz Josef Glacier Guides on 21 December 2015

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Heading to New Zealand without a plan?  Not sure what you want to do or where to go?  Perhaps you’re the kind of traveller who prefers to ‘take things as they come’?  Maybe, you’re just not that keen on commitment.

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Kids on the Ice!

Posted by Tom @ Franz Josef Glacier Guides on 16 November 2015

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What sounds like more fun?  Learning about glaciers in the classroom, or getting out onto the ice and experiencing a glacier firsthand?  Our guess is if you ask kids that question, they'll take the real-life glacier experience any day.  There’s no YouTube video that comes close to the real thing.

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It's a win... AGAIN

Posted by Tom @ Franz Josef Glacier Guides on 10 November 2015

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We’d like to give a huge glacier-sized thank you to everyone who voted for Franz Josef Glacier Guides in the TNT Golden Backpack Awards.  You may have seen us promoting the awards on our Facebook page last month, and encouraging our friends to vote online.

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Big changes in a little town: Franz Josef Glacier 1951 to 2015

Posted by Tom @ Franz Josef Glacier Guides on 30 October 2015

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These amazing historic shots show the changing face of Franz Josef Glacier between 1951 and 2015.

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