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Christmas Day 2022

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Christmas Day 2022

Hello, we will be staying in Franz Josef for Christmas Day. What ideas do you have for a family celebration?? We are hoping to get out and do some of the shorter tramps, but would like the day to feel special. What ideas or options do we have in the Franz Josef area. Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Christmas Day 2022

Given its Christmas day and Franz Josef area has a hige shortage of Hospitality staff I would suggest you be self sufficant on that day and dont expect and cafes or resteraunts to be open.

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2. Re: Christmas Day 2022

KG69 I would bank on a picnic lunch somewhere but make sure you pick up supplies on Christmas Eve either from Hokitika or Wanaka depending on which way you are coming from.

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3. Re: Christmas Day 2022

Thanks for your message. Sounds like a preplanned picnic! Will be a unique Christmas in stunning surroundings.

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4. Re: Christmas Day 2022

Here is a suggestion for Christmas day and pack that picnic lunch.

https://officertravels.com/a-guide-to-lake-matheson-new-zealand/

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5. Re: Christmas Day 2022

Oooh that looks amazing - thank you for sharing!

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6. Re: Christmas Day 2022

Franz Josef is a tourism town (with about 6000 tourists a day pre covid). So ai expect there will be options open on christmas day to cater for the visitors in the town. But dont count on it. Fox township is much smaller and quieter and not likely to have any options. Allow half an hour to drive from Franz Josef to Fox township on a winding road.

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7. Re: Christmas Day 2022

You are welcome KG69

Let the forum know what Christmas day was like in the Glacier towns when you can.

Others maybe interested for future holidays.

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