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Franz Joseph Glacier  

Franz Joseph Glacier

Greymouth -> Queenstown

January 24th 2008
First stop after Greymouth, Franz Joseph glacier. I took the half day glacier hike which was really cool. Never been on a glacier before and it was surprising that it wasn't too cold! So far I have been in small towns in the mountains. It's really quite and peaceful. Very good place to get away from the city and relax. The fire alarm system in these towns is interesting. To alert the fireman ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Queenstown

New Zealand Flag The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
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