(* 18. Top Attractions in Franz Josef. Perfect conditions, loved every minute. Franz Josef / Waiau is a small town in the West Coast region of the South Island of New Zealand. Find the top-rated and best-reviewed tours and activities in Franz Josef Town for 2021. The tour also took us to a much better spot to take photos and view the glacier which again, wouldn't have been able to do so ourselves. JAG Escape Franz Alpine Retreat is located in the heart of the Southern Alps, a 5-minute drive from Franz Josef Town. November 1916 ebenda), auch Erzherzog Franz Joseph Karl von Österreich aus dem Haus Habsburg-Lothringen, war vom 2. Wir kamen so um die Mittagszeit an und entschieden uns am Nachmittag eine geführte Wanderung bis zum Fuße des Gletschers zu machen. The name Franz Josef was given to the glacier by the geologist Julius von Haast to honour the emperor of his native Austria. Sort by: Traveller Favourites. Franz Josef Glacier / Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere. From prices and availability to skip-the-line options and mobile tickets, get all the information you need to make the most of your trip to New Zealand. Franz Josef is a glacial area in Westland. Map of Franz Josef area hotels: Locate Franz Josef hotels on a map based on popularity, price, or availability, and see Tripadvisor reviews, photos, and deals. Whataroa is 32 kilometres (20 mi) to the north-east, and the township of Fox Glacier is 23 kilometres (14 mi) to the south-west. Jahrhundert Kaiser Franz Joseph I., Gemahl der legendären Kaiserin "Sissi" Elisabeth. Franz Josef Glacier, perhaps because it is higher, looks 'icier.' The town is within the Westland Tai Poutini National Park. You can also walk straight from Franz Josef town if you don’t have a vehicle. The glacier's terminal face is 5 kilometres (3 mi) from the town and its accessibility makes it a major tourist attraction and the reason many people visit Franz Josef. Franz Josef Glacier area has some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand. Ideal auch für RV und Zelte. Enter your dates to find available activities. The Waiho River runs from the Franz Josef Glacier to the south, through the town, and into the Tasman Sea to the north-west. N early 1,000 tourists are stranded in the small New Zealand town of Franz Josef after stormy weekend weather triggered landslides and flooding along the town's main road. Whataroa is 32 kilometres (20 mi) to the north-east, and the township of Fox Glacier is 23 kilometres (14 mi) to the south-west. Vorab sei gesagt, dass sich in Franz Josef Town alles darum dreht Geld mit dem Gletscher zu machen, was auch nicht unangenehm auffällt, aber er ist eben das Business dort. 50% des Normalpreises nehmen, was in dem kleinsten Flugpaket mindestens 140 NZD bedeutet. Franz Josef town has plenty of restaurants but only one IGA supermarket to buy your food from. [4] You can unsubscribe at any time. Description Franz Josef is a small town in the West Coast region of the South Island of New Zealand. We really enjoyed the time with him. Und dann ging die Fahrt weiter zu einem Ort namens Franz Josef, einem der Highlights bei dem Besuch Neuseelands. Very glad I went on this tour rather than going on our own, Elly the tour guide made all the difference! – It is 10.5 kilometres long and descends from a height of 3,000 metres to 240 metres above sea level. August 1830 im Schloss Schönbrunn, seit 1892 in Wien; † 21. From the glacier car park it’s a 45-minute walk to the public glacier viewing point. David was a very nice and experienced giude who knew very much about all the plants around. The town of Franz Josef is slightly larger than its neighbour, Fox Glacier, but similar in feel. She cried so much that her tears pooled, eventually freezing into a block of ice. The walk is about 5.5km return. State Highway 6 runs through the town. Both towns are connected by Highway 6. Franz Josef Glacier/Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere Located in Westland Tai Poutini National Park in the West Coast region View saved (0) The Franz Josef Glacier offers visitors a rare opportunity to experience a dynamic glacial environment, in a temperate environment, while being within easy driving and walking distance from the main highway. 3,555 reviews. Franz Josef Glacier. Franz Joseph I. Visit top-rated & … Franz Josef/Waiau, auf Karten auch manchmal Franz Josef Glacier genannt, ist ein Ort im Westland District der Region West Coast auf der Südinsel von Neuseeland. Franz Josef is a "cool" wee town set in the rainforest with a few cozy bars, cafes, cinema and hot pools, near the base of the Franz Josef Glacier. The Waiho River runs from the Franz Josef Glacier to the south, through the town, and into the Tasman Sea to the north-west. See gallery See the Franz Josef Glacier from the air on a scenic 20-minute helicopter flight above ice falls, snowfields, and crevasses. JAG Escape Franz Alpine Retreat offers a range of accommodation from Chalets to Studios. At times during the church's history, Franz Josef Glacier has been visible through the altar window. We enjoyed every bit of it. From the town of Greymouth to the north, Franz Josef is a 170km drive, and from Wanaka to the south it is a 285km drive. © 2008 – 2020 GetYourGuide. Click here for a full list. Franz Josef village is also home to the West Coast Wildlife Centre, a public/private partnership with the Department of Conservation and local iwi, dedicated to the hatching and incubation of the world's two rarest species of kiwi, the rowi and Haast tokoeka. See 37 Experiences. How long is the Franz Josef Glacier hike? – Franz Josef Glacier terminates 19 kilometres from the coast. Book your tickets online for the top things to do in Franz Josef, New Zealand on Tripadvisor: See 12,132 traveler reviews and photos of Franz Josef tourist attractions. Best Dining in Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu): See 8,830 Tripadvisor traveller reviews of 15 Franz Josef restaurants and search by cuisine, price, location, and more. Franz Josef Town. [10], "Influx of kiwi eggs forces centre expansion", "Age and sex by ethnic group (grouped total response), for census usually resident population counts, 2006, 2013, and 2018 Censuses (urban rural areas)", "St James – Waiho Gorge – Ross and South Westland Parish", "South Westland – Our Lady of the Woods Parish – Our Lady of the Alps (Franz Josef)", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Franz_Josef_/_Waiau&oldid=984961445, Populated places in the West Coast, New Zealand, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 23 October 2020, at 03:46. Thanks Tim. Franz Josef Glacier / Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere, By signing up, you agree to receive promotional emails. Cruise & Rainforest Walk - Franz Josef Glacier. Wir haben einen 5 monate alten Säugling für den ausnahmslos alle Anbieter eine "Infant-fee" i.H.v. Dezember 1848 bis zu seinem Tod Kaiser von Österreich. [9], Our Lady of the Alps is a small Catholic church next to State Highway 6 on the southern fringe of Franz Josef, within the South Westland parish of Our Lady of the Woods. Find what to do today, this weekend, or in December. Franz Josef / Waiau is a small town in the West Coast region of the South Island of New Zealand. [10] The church was dedicated, blessed and opened on 23 December 1951. First time on s helicopter and it was very smooth with stunning scenery. Ich habe aber meinen Weg zur Franz Josef Town gemacht und das Hostel Chateau Franz Bachpackers & Motel war sehr hübsch. Be prepared to reschedule as the weather dictates not the company, but after 3 reschedules we had an absolutely awesome flight. Diese "kaiserliche Geradlinigkeit" findet sich im MEININGER Hotel Wien Downtown Franz wieder. Just six kilometres from the centre of the village, Franz Josef Glacier/Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere descends from the tops of the Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana into rainforest close to sea level. Der Gletscher befindet sich etwa 5 Kilometer vom gleichnamigen Ort entfernt. St James Church is a small Anglican church in a bush setting overlooking the Waiho River to the south of Franz Josef township, within the Ross and South Westland Parish. Other amenities include a petrol station, small but busy heliport and a number of restaurants and shops. Franz Josef town seems a bit more touristy, but more pleasant, than Fox. Generell muss ich sagen, dass die Hostels in Neuseeland alle sehr modern, aber auch gemütlich sind, hat mir gut gefallen. We were a smaller group than usual, only 4 of us, so it definitely felt more personalised. If you are heading from the south then the road to the glacier carpark will be just before the town of Franz Josef … It is a flat walk and there is even a scenic track that means you are off the main road (once you get closer to the glacier) It is a 4km walk from the township to the start of the Franz Josef Glacier track. The village is connected to the Franz Josef Glacier valley via walking tracks and a small sealed road leading into the valley from the highway just south of the village. Cancel up to 24 hours before your activity starts for a full refund. Super gepflegte Anlage, mit Sauberen Duschen, Kabinen. Die Wanderung vom Parkplatz zum gletschernächsten Aussichtsplattform dauert etwa 20 Minuten. Want to discover all there is to do in Franz Josef Town? The tour guide was amazing, Elly knew what she was doing, and was super informative! State Highway 6 runs through the town. Which in turn, legend has it, is named for a girl whose lover died in a fatal fall. St James Church was designated as a category 1 historic place by Heritage New Zealand in 1990. Sign up for our newsletter and discover travel experiences you’ll really want to try. Made in Zurich & Berlin. Franz Josef Glacier (Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere) was explored by local iwi and in 1865 by geologist Julius von Haast, who named it after the Austrian emperor.The glacier is five kilometres from the town of the same name, and a 1.5 hour walk will take you to within 750m of its terminal face. The Waiho River runs from the Franz Josef Glacier to the south, through the town, and into the Tasman Sea to the north-west. Twin Glacier Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier including snow landing (allow 30 minutes) 29 reviews. The peaceful retreat offers free parking. Special Offer. German explorer Julius von Haast named the Franz Josef Glacier after Emperor Franz Josef I of Austria. Situated on New Zealand’s rugged West Coast, Franz Josef is a small township with many things to do, but is most famous as the home of the Franz Josef Glacier and a World Heritage Area. If you want to actually make contact with the glacier, take a heli-hike or a guided ice walk. An arc of rubble 80 m high, it was too rugged to be cleared for farming, and remains covered in native forest. Nature & Parks 2. Franz Josef Glacier – Franz Josef Glacier is the fourth largest glacier in New Zealand. Franz Josef Essen und Trinken: Auf Tripadvisor finden Sie 8.816 Bewertungen von 15 Franz Josef Restaurants, Bars und Cafés - angezeigt nach Küche, Preis und Lage. [11], Mass is held at Our Lady of the Alps weekly, on the first and third Sundays and second fourth and fifth Saturdays of each month. The guide was knowledgeable. [8] Opened in 1931, the church is notable for its use of clear glass windows behind the altar giving views of the river, mountains and bush beyond. 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