Australia & the Pacific Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Australia & the Pacific activity »
  1. 1 Parking near Darling Harbour
  2. 2 Help with planning 7 weeks in NZ
  3. 3 Trip Report Six Weeks Down Under
  4. 4 The southern lights
  5. 5 Sydney GTG - March 14?
  6. 6 Picton Drive Through
  7. 7 Mel's NZ Photos
  8. 8 Queenstown-is it worth it?
  9. 9 August Honeymoon Help?
  10. 10 How to split up Australia?
  11. 11 GTG in Australia - Feb or March
  12. 12 Self Drive Tour Itinerary - Safety, Convenience, Activities, Itinerary HELP
  13. 13 Brisbane to Sydney
  14. 14 Wellington Airport to hotel
  15. 15 East Coast Australia
  16. 16 Trip Report North and South Island of NZ
  17. 17 Clearing Kaikoura to Picton road
  18. 18 Romantic 10 nights Fiji - Oct 2017
  19. 19 NEW ZEALAND 18 DAYS ITINERARY
  20. 20 Marlborough Sounds
  21. 21 Blue mountain in July
  22. 22 More pilot whales to strand at NZ's Farewell Spit
  23. 23 Tonga January Weather
  24. 24 Trip Report Tasmania, Melbourne, and the Great Ocean Road--November/December 2015
  25. 25 1 Month Hiking in New Zealand
View next 25 » Back to the top

viewing a glacier in New Zealand

Jump to last reply

Hi everyone, I'm an American living in Auckland and my mom and sister will be visiting us in October. They will be here 11 days and would like to see a little bit of NZ. My mom's top priority is seeing a glacier.

It seems like the Franz Joseph is the easiest to see. We won't be doing any glacier hiking - just viewing. The Franz Joseph website says that it's only a 20 minute walk from the car park to the glacier - is that right? My mom isn't a big hiker and we'll have my 4 year old daughter with me.

Also, what's the best way to get to Franz Joseph? The idea of driving from Queenstown does not appeal since we'll have a 4 year old in the back seat, but we'll do it if we have to. If we fly into Hokitika, how far is it?

Thanks for any advice you can give.

3 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement