The glaciers of Franz Josef
About 2 weeks ago I had the most thrilling adventure experiences I could ever dream off! ❤ My family decided to take a tour in New Zealand and I would say from all of the places I’ve been and experienced , New Zealand was the BEST!
If you are in to heart pounding and heart racing activities, along with breathtaking sightseeing expeditions then New Zealand will steal your heart away.
The trip was organized by my favorite travel agency the Travel Bounty Inc., and everything as always was perfectly planned. Check them out for other tours available in New Zealand or other countries.
Franz Josef, is a small town in the South Island of New Zealand where you can lose yourself in rain forests, waterfalls, and lakes…which most areas in New Zealand have…BUT…the best part in Franz Josef is that it is the only place that is home to the most accessible glaciers in the world and the reason why many tourist flock to this place.
With so many options available and to make the most of your icy expedition you can take a heli-hike tour where a chopper whisk you away over panoramic views of jaw-dropping landscapes and land you on the glacier for a two hour guided hike.
Although it may cost a lot but what you paid for is so worth it! You can not begin to imagine how such gorgeous land and ice formation came to be. 💙
You don’t have to worry about what you need to wear aside from warm clothes, as the tour package covers jackets, boots, gloves and equipment.
We had a huge group and so we were divided into two and once landed on the glaciers, we then met our guides and started the great expedition!!! 💪
I just have to mention this hilarious incident… Almost all the tour guides on the glaciers were charming, sexy and good looking!! 😳 I don’t know how this could have happened! Many good looking men on ice! Haha!! The women in the tour group (mothers, teenagers and children a like) couldn’t keep their eyes and hands to their selves! 😂😂😂 No.. seriously… we tried! Even the men in the group couldn’t stop teasing the ladies.
It’s like we died and gone to heaven! Haha!! I can still remember the ladies gushing over the tour guides and trying their best to take turns being damsel in distress, so that the tour guide will pay attention to them and hold their hands.😂
Anyway back to the more important stuff…
Our guide had us walk around the area to see different ice formations and luckily took us to an ice cave. The thing about the glaciers is that you wont see the same thing everyday because the ice melts and changes to another form, so the guides always have something new to see and show everyday (I kinda envy their job).
We were also lucky enough to see small avalanches in different sides of the icy mountains and saw waterfalls as well. The view was truly magnificent! A once in a lifetime experience!💙
After a magical but short 2 hours 😭 (we wanted to explore some more), we then had a group photo and headed back to the chopper for our next adventure.
When you come and visit New Zealand, make sure to add Franz Josef and the glacier tour up on your itinerary.
You’re already in New Zealand, make the most of it! You wont regret experiencing this world heritage site. 👍 Truly memorable!