Franz Josef Glacier, Wanaka January 22nd 2011 Franz Josef only has 140 permanent residents. It's tiny.
When we arrived I chilled out in the afternoon where some others went to go kayaking. The weather was glorious so we were all crossing fingers for sunshine the following day for our glacier hike.
That was quite exciting for me as I've never even been skiing or anything, so a walking on thick ice on a mountain was quite a highlight! It was ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Franz Josef 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