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from Franz Josef Glacier
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for cheap fares, timetable, seat availability and make instant
confirmation reservations for bus and coach travel from
Franz Josef on New Zealand's
largest national coach transportation network in association with
coast to coast services
Great Sights - with its premier scenic
coach and sightseeing services - operating daily services to over 500 towns, cities, skifields, national parks, major tourist attractions and destinations through out New
Zealand - all year round, including the famous
from Greymouth to Christchurch.
Located on the remote west coast of the New Zealand's South Island,
set in dramatic scenery of wild coastlines, ancient glaciers,
picturesque mountain ranges and lush native rainforest is the small town
of Franz Josef - known for the Franz Josef Glacier.
Franz Josef township is approximately 5 km from the Franz Josef Glacier terminal face. Its accessibility makes it a major tourist attraction and the reason why
many people visit Franz Josef.
The 12 km long Franz Josef Glacier is one of New Zealand's most spectacular
natural attractions, a remnant from the Ice Age which is one of South
Westland's major draw card for visitors.
Franz Josef township, has a range of activities - from the walks on
Franz Josef Glacier with a duration of 3 hours, bush walks, scenic
helicopter flights of Mt Cook, Fox, Tasman and Franz Josef Glaciers, to name
a few of the activities that are available.
Visitors to Franz Josef will find a small but comfortable township with a
first class hotel, a good selection of motel, hostel and motor camp
accommodation and several restaurants.
Despite being in the wilderness, the town has all essential services
including a good garage, a district nurse and Visitors Centre and Department
of Conservation Office.
There are a range of
half day and full
day sightseeing tours of Franz Josef and the Franz Josef
Glacier to choose from.
You can book a range of accommodation that is close to Franz
Josef inter-regional and long distance
With a range of fares from NZ$1.00, travelling on the North
Island bus and coach services of InterCity Coachlines
is a great way to see New Zealand's diverse scenic beauty from Franz
Travel is on modern eco-friendly, air conditioned coaches and buses
featuring reclining seats with foot and head rests, with some long
distance coach services with Newmans Coachlines scenic coach services
from Franz Josef to Haast, Wanaka and Queenstown have onboard commentary. All
regional and long distance bus and coach services do stop regularly for
optional refreshment and comfort breaks.
InterCity Coachlines and Newmans Coachlines
provide frequent daily regional and long distance bus and coach services
from Franz Josef Glacier to regional destinations in the
South Island, with some regional and long distance bus and
coach services connecting with
Cook Strait ferry services
that operate between Picton in the South Island and Wellington in
the North Island.
With a range of combined coach and train travel and fare options, you can travel by coach from
Franz Josef to Greymouth and on the
TranzAlpine train to Christchurch.
InterCity Coachlines operates the
Starlighter overnight coach service from Wellington, Palmerston North, Taupo, Rotorua, Taupo and Auckland connecting at
Cook Strait ferry services
operating between Picton in the
South Island and Wellington in the North Island. The Starlighter
overnight services features reclining seats with foot and head rests,
individual reading lights and air conditioning controls, onboard
toilet/washroom facility and makes two refreshment/comfort stops on
If travelling on a
Cook Strait inter-island ferry service
between Picton and
Wellington, using the FareFinder located on the left -
type or select 'Picton' in the
'From' field and type or select 'Wellington
Central' in the 'To'
field as your destination.
you want to explore New Zealand from Paihia, there are a range of
'Book As You Go' bus, scenic coach, ferry
travel and sightseeing passes, where you
can travel at your own pace, in any direction,
on the networks of InterCity Coachlines, Newmans
Coachlines and Great Sights and Cook Strait ferry services between the
North and South Islands, giving you real value for
After a day's travel, there is a range of
inns, apartment and
'Grab A Bed' offering special
'Internet' only prices
to choose from.
you are experiencing problems in making your reservation, would like one
of our travel consultant's to make a reservation/s for you or assist
you in your travel planning, please contact
Travel Centre team for assistance.