Tag Archives: Franz Josef

Roberts Point Track – an Insane Walk in the Wilderness

Sometimes I feel I just need to pinch myself  – is this really where I’m lucky enough to live! No need to jump on a plane to other parts of the world or even travel to other parts of our … Continue reading

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Winter in Franz Josef

Just back from a lovely couple of nights down in the South Westland village of Franz Josef, the township for the Franz Josef glacier. Lots of fresh snow on the mountains.  We had beautiful crisp clear winter days for exploring … Continue reading

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Okarito – 3 mile lagoon beach walk

ok so don’t hold me to this but Okarito is possibly one of my favourite places on the West Coast.  I know what you’re thinking, didn’t you say that about Reefton – no wait Granity or was it Cape Foulwind … Continue reading

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Mountain biking Franz Josef – The Faultline Track

When visiting our friends in Franz Josef it is hard to go past a quick blat on the local mountain bike track – Faultline. This is a blast of a trail – ducking and diving, swooping and swaying. Starting with … Continue reading

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South Westland Gems – Mountain biking the Faultline

Swish, swoop, hoot, holler, twist, turn – wahoo!  That is the sound of four mountain bikers whipping their way down the Faultline track at Franz Josef.  There is something for everyone in Glacier Country – and mountain biking is not … Continue reading

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