Category Archives: West Coast

Alpine Glacier Motel @ Franz Josef, New Zealand.

New Zealand West Coast

Staying in the township of Franz Josef is convenient wherever you stay.  The township is so small (only 300+ residents!), the main street is really just a 200 meter street (or maybe it is just 100 meters?) which consists of a few restaurants, a mini-mart, a petrol station, the Franz Josef Glacier Guides office and the visitor’s center.  The Alpine Glacier Motel, with qualmark 4 stars, Continue reading

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Australasian Resturant and Bar Greymouth, New Zealand.

Australasian Bar and Restaurant is just 2 minutes drive from Alpine Rose Motel.  The building is light grey, and the interior is also an elegant greyish decor.  We went in the restaurant with our windbreakers and jeans and realized that it’s a more of smart casual and almost a semi-formal type of restaurant, so we were kinda underdressed.

Gary and I ordered the sea-food chowder for starter.  This rich chowder Continue reading

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