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Franz Josef Glacier is in the Southern Alps on the South Island's west Coast. I took a scenic flight up there, & the plane skis uphill to land, alowing gravity to brake forward movement. Yes it was cold, but not unbearably so.

It's about 180 kilometres from Greymouth to the Franz Josef Glacier, first explored by German / Austrian Julius von-Haast, in 1865, in the Westland national park of New Zealand. Haast named the glacier after the Austrian emperor, Franz Joseph I. Haast Pass connects the west coast to Wanaka & on to Queenstown.

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