Exploring Franz Josef and Saving Money with GO Rentals

Posted by Lucy Langman on 2 June 2017

This month’s blog has been written by our friends at GO Rentals. Check out the great deals you can get through them when you visit Franz, and see what some of their fans think about our little piece of the world...

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Franz Josef Glacier, our resident 'Rock Star'

Posted by Lucy Langman on 3 April 2017

An article published in Stuff earlier this month identified Franz Josef and Fox glaciers as ‘Rock Stars among glaciologists’.

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Four Seasons in One Day

Posted by Lucy Langman on 3 April 2017

Heavy fog blanketed parts of Aotearoa earlier this week, wreaking havoc on flight plans for many travellers. We saw a bit of low cloud hover around the glacier at times this week too.

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Climbing Franz Josef Glacier 90 years ago - never before seen photos

Posted by Kerry on 22 February 2017

We love seeing photos of you on the Franz Josef Glacier! Especially when they go back as far as 1927…

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2016 Yearbook

Posted by Kerry Myers on 31 December 2016

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Our 2016 yearbook of photos from the ice - featuring our favorites from our #wannawinarefund competition we run each and every month.  The best shot every month wins a refund of their trip on Franz Josef Glacier!

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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


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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