39 photos from Franz Josef, New Zealand (2011)
Our trip to Franz Josef was centered around a half-day glacier hike (roughly 4 hours). About two hours were spent hiking to/from the glacier and we spent about 2 hours hiking on the ice with bad ace crampons! I felt like Sylvester Stallone in Cliffhanger, just not as ripped and awesome. The trek was then concluded by a visit to a swanky spa with multiple pools fed by hot springs. It was a really enjoyable experience and I would recommend it to anyone visiting the South Island of New Zealand.