Activities for a Rainy Day in Franz Josef

What to Do in Franz Josef When it Rains

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  • Gadabout
    4 contributions
    If it's wet, this is a great way to spend the afternoon. Did the self-guided tour & took our time to look at all the static displays and a few interactive ones. Not cheap entry but a proportion goes to DOC who do excellent work. Also learnt heaps about Glaciers, Rock Flour, Neves etc.
    Written 4 May 2022
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  • KarenM1_10
    Bloomfield Hills, Michigan759 contributions
    Nice center with very helpful staff. Ample free parking in the area. Our helicopter tour left from here. They also have a number of other activities that you can book. Good size souvenir shop and cafe. We grabbed a bagel, Nutella cheesecake, juice and coffee for breakfast prior to our tour. At the conclusion of the tour, we ordered a ham and cheese toastie and chicken wrap that we ate for lunch on the way back to Greymouth. Food was good but cheesecake was exceptional.
    Written 19 April 2020
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  • Noelene G
    7 contributions
    The iew of Franz Josef glacier from the pews would make a service very distracting, but also calming.
    Written 17 February 2022
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  • PT Flavell
    4 contributions
    I've done quad biking all over the world but nothing compares! Safe, reliable and so much fun! I will be back.
    Written 26 May 2021
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  • Bec
    Birmingham, UK371 contributions
    I booked a jade carving session for me and my parents and we had such a great time! It was a really relaxed session as we were taught how to carve, engrave and polish our pieces. She has some excellent pieces of jade to choose from.
    We were each asked what we wanted to make and were each taken through the process having help when needed. Thank you!!
    Written 4 July 2022
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  • eaterofallthingsgood
    Maypearl, TX832 contributions
    we had a great time with our target guides very nice and we had lots of with a well run clay target .
    Written 23 March 2020
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  • TPLina
    Dunedin, New Zealand78 contributions
    We used the 3 public pools. It was nice & clean. There weren’t many people there when we visited so we loved it. The showers & changing rooms were clean & spacious.
    Written 25 January 2021
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  • liz
    Taupo, New Zealand3 contributions
    Blissful tranquil spot to relax, such a wonderful experience a must to do whilst visiting Franz Josef. Warm & friendly welcome to the private hot pool, with fresh glacier water at the ready. We opted for the lavender infusion which was amazing.
    Thank you for making our visit so special.
    Written 13 June 2022
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  • Karin F
    2 contributions
    This was definitely the best massage experience I had all year! The massage therapist listened carefully & massaged exactly according to ones’ preference. The welcome was great & the massage room warm, clean & relaxing. I give this a 10 out of 10. Hands down! Highly recommend if you want a great massage
    Written 30 December 2020
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  • kiwique
    Dunedin, New Zealand57 contributions
    I had the opportunity to visit both the Franz Josef and then the Okarito home gallery today, both showing many identical prints but also some different works, plus a wide range of books. I recommend visiting both - and leaving yourself plenty of time to be awestruck by both the scenes he's photographed and his skills. A must do activity if you're in the area. Note that the Okarito home gallery is up many steep garden steps which will not be suitable access for everyone (and I've been advised that it's not always open).
    Written 6 February 2017
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  • SLKmaniac
    Hampshire, UK668 contributions
    We thought this was a great movie. It could have done with a bit more narration but was otherwise excellent. So good in fact that we decided not to do the helicopter ride we were planning. Great result that saved us about $700.
    Written 6 March 2020
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