[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. A 25 minute drive further up the coast, Franz is also home to a glacier of the same name. © 2008 – 2020 GetYourGuide. 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. The small town of Franz Josef on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island is the perfect base to explore the world famous Franz Josef Glacier. He also explained many specialities about New Zealand in general and answered all our questions. Der Franz Josef Gletscher wurde erstmalig im Jahr 1865 vom Geologen Julius von Haast erkundet, der den Gletscher nach dem damaligen österreichischen Kaiser benannte. You can unsubscribe at any time. Twin Glacier Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier including snow landing (allow 30 minutes) 29 reviews. The guide was knowledgeable. 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. State Highway 6 runs through the town. 3,555 reviews. JAG Escape Franz Alpine Retreat is located in the heart of the Southern Alps, a 5-minute drive from Franz Josef Town. 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. State Highway 6 runs through the town. The tour guide was amazing, Elly knew what she was doing, and was super informative! An arc of rubble 80 m high, it was too rugged to be cleared for farming, and remains covered in native forest. 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. Franz Josef Glacier / Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere, By signing up, you agree to receive promotional emails. Franz Josef Glacier School is a coeducational full primary (year 1–8) school with a roll of 53 students as of March 2020. Description Franz Josef is a small town in the West Coast region of the South Island of New Zealand. [5], The Franz Josef settlement had a usual resident population of 483 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 156 people (47.7%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 177 people (57.8%) since the 2006 census.[6]. The walk is about 5.5km return. See all. 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. (* 18. Franz Josef Glacier. Cruise & Rainforest Walk - Franz Josef Glacier. Franz Josef town has plenty of restaurants but only one IGA supermarket to buy your food from. August 1830 im Schloss Schönbrunn, seit 1892 in Wien; † 21. Franz Josef / Waiau is a small town in the West Coast region of the South Island of New Zealand. From the glacier car park it’s a 45-minute walk to the public glacier viewing point. Franz Josef Glacier – Franz Josef Glacier is the fourth largest glacier in New Zealand. Franz Joseph I. 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 is a glacial area in Westland. Other amenities include a petrol station, small but busy heliport and a number of restaurants and shops. Im Gegensatz zu seiner kapriziösen Frau, war Franz eher nüchtern und bedacht und regierte mit geordneter Hand. Super gepflegte Anlage, mit Sauberen Duschen, Kabinen. If you want to actually make contact with the glacier, take a heli-hike or a guided ice walk. Franz Josef offers many accommodation options for the up to 2,000 people staying overnight during the main season, ranging from hotels and motels to holiday houses, camping sites and backpacker accommodation. German explorer Julius von Haast named the Franz Josef Glacier after Emperor Franz Josef I of Austria. St James Church was designated as a category 1 historic place by Heritage New Zealand in 1990. Which in turn, legend has it, is named for a girl whose lover died in a fatal fall. We were a smaller group than usual, only 4 of us, so it definitely felt more personalised. Wir haben einen 5 monate alten Säugling für den ausnahmslos alle Anbieter eine "Infant-fee" i.H.v. Special Offer. The town is within the Westland Tai Poutini National Park. First time on s helicopter and it was very smooth with stunning scenery. We really enjoyed the time with him. If you are heading from the south then the road to the glacier carpark will be just before the town of Franz Josef … NZ$116.00 NZ$145.00 per adult. Wir kamen so um die Mittagszeit an und entschieden uns am Nachmittag eine geführte Wanderung bis zum Fuße des Gletschers zu machen. Be prepared to reschedule as the weather dictates not the company, but after 3 reschedules we had an absolutely awesome flight. 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. Generell muss ich sagen, dass die Hostels in Neuseeland alle sehr modern, aber auch gemütlich sind, hat mir gut gefallen. NZ$374.36 per adult. For more information, read our, Fox Glacier: Half Day Walking & Nature Tour with Local Guide, Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers Helicopter Flight & Snow Landing, Franz Josef Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing. [10] The church was dedicated, blessed and opened on 23 December 1951. The Waiho River runs from the Franz Josef Glacier to the south, through the town, and into the Tasman Sea to the north-west. Enter your dates to find available activities. 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. Also five kilometres from the town centre, the Franz Josef Glacier is easily accessible. 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. 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. The peaceful retreat offers free parking. The quaint West Coast, South Island town of Franz Josef is named after the Franz Josef Glacier. [4] The town of Franz Josef is slightly larger than its neighbour, Fox Glacier, but similar in feel. Franz Josef village is on State Highway 6 and is 2 hours by car from Hokitika, 5.75 hours from Wanaka and 25 minutes from Fox Glacier village. Area & Track History The Franz Josef Glacier is currently 12 km long and terminates 19 km from the Tasman Sea. Perfect conditions, loved every minute. Diese "kaiserliche Geradlinigkeit" findet sich im MEININGER Hotel Wien Downtown Franz wieder. It is similar in style to Swiss mountain churches with a steeply pitched roof to shed snow, and has prominent buttresses. Ideal auch für RV und Zelte. Visit top-rated & … Sign up for our newsletter and discover travel experiences you’ll really want to try. JAG Escape Franz Alpine Retreat offers a range of accommodation from Chalets to Studios. Nature & Parks 1. Ich habe aber meinen Weg zur Franz Josef Town gemacht und das Hostel Chateau Franz Bachpackers & Motel war sehr hübsch. 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. The Waiho Loop 4 km north of the settlement of Franz Josef is the terminal moraine of Franz Josef Glacier, deposited by the retreating glacier about 12,000–3,000 years ago. See 37 Experiences. You can also walk straight from Franz Josef town if you don’t have a vehicle. Franz Josef town seems a bit more touristy, but more pleasant, than Fox. The porch includes two St Bernard stained-glass windows, one depicting a coil of rope with an ice pick and ski pole crossed, and the other crossed skis and a shield with a flask of brandy and a loaf of bread. The Waiho River runs from the Franz Josef Glacier to the south, through the town, and into the Tasman Sea to the north-west. – Franz Josef Glacier terminates 19 kilometres from the coast. State Highway 6 runs through the town. The longer walk may reduce the crowds as well, and the temperate rainforest at a bit of variety to the start of the walk, before you get out into the moraine. David was a very nice and experienced giude who knew very much about all the plants around. Click here for a full list. Product ID: 181094. We enjoyed every bit of it. The tour took us off the normal busy walking track into back areas we'd never discover ourselves! 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. 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