The hospitable town of Franz Josef serves the glacier of the same name. Stay here while you explore this spectacular World Heritage Area.
Franz Josef Glacier was first explored in 1865 by geologist Julius von Haast, who named it after the Austrian emperor. The glacier is five kilometres from the town of the same name, and a 20 minute walk will take you to its terminal face. From the glacier car park, you can hike to a choice of lookout points for a bigger view of this awesome river of ice. If you want to actually make contact with the glacier, take a guided ice walk or a heli-hike. Aerial sightseeing is another option.
There's a range of natural attractions in close proximity to Franz Josef Glacier Village. Lose yourself in the rainforests, waterfalls, and lakes.
In the town you’ll find plenty of places to stay and eat, or relax at the glacier hot pools or explore the wildlife centre. At nearby Lake Mapourika there are kayaks for hire.
58 On Cron is located the rainforest, 5 minutes from Franz Josef town centre. The glacier is a 10-minute drive away. The motel offers self-catering accommodation with free on-site parking. Guests enjoy a voucher for 50MB of free Wi-Fi per night .
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Featuring views of the surrounding mountains, Alpine Glacier Motel offers spacious units with satellite TV, modern bathrooms, heating and electric blankets. Guests can relax in the motel’s hot tub.
Franz Josef Alpine Glacier Motel is a 10-minute drive from Franz Josef Glacier and a 5-mi... (more)
Surrounded by beautiful native trees and bush land, Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef offers guests free Wi-Fi and access to an outdoor hot tub. Opened in December 2013, the property offers heated rooms with a flat-screen TV. It is a 1-minute walk from Glacier Hot Pools.
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Bella Vista Motel offers modern rooms in the heart of the peaceful Franz Josef Glacier Village. There are barbecue facilities for casual open-air dining. On-site parking is free.
Rooms at the Bella Vista feature tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV and heating. Many rooms have... (more)
Franz Alpine Retreat gives you the perfect retreat in the most beautiful location this country has to offer. Whether you are travelling alone, as a group or a family, it has personalised facilities that fully immerse you in the surrounding environment.
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Opened in August 2013 and offering luxurious rooms with free Wi-Fi and a fireplace, Franz Josef Oasis is just 10 minutes’ drive from the Franz Josef Glacier. Guests enjoy a spacious, covered outdoor terrace, perfect for taking in the lovely views of Westland National Park, the garden and m... (more)
Featuring an outdoor hot tub and BBQ area, Franz Josef TOP 10 Holiday Park offers a range of holiday cabins and motel units with the majestic Franz Josef Glacier providing a spectacular backdrop.Situated on the edge of Aoraki Mt Cook and Westland National Parks, TOP 10 Holiday Park Franz J... (more)
Glacier Gateway Motor Lodge is the closest motel to glacier and 500m south of Franz Josef village.
It has 23 units, serviced daily: 16 studio; 5x2brm family units; 2x1brm. All units come with tea/coffee/toast making facilities, ensuite with shower (bath in some), single/double/queen/kin... (more)
Glacier View Motel offers self-catering accommodation with rainforest, glacier and mountain views. Each room includes a kitchenette with microwave, refrigerator and tea/coffee making facilities.Situated 2 km from Franz Josef village centre, Motel Glacier View is located in the World Herita... (more)
Glenfern Villas offers spacious luxury apartments with satellite TV and Wi-Fi access. Each has a large deck with sitting area and rural or alpine views.Each of the apartments at The Glenfern features a fully equipped kitchen, dining area and lounge area. Heating and air conditioning is inc... (more)
FUN, FRIENDLY AND ONE OF THE BEST VIEWS OF THE MOUNTAINS AND RAINFOREST!Your stay here will be so enjoyable, you will never want to leave! Centrally located and perfect for the lone traveller or large family. Wake up to the sound of New Zealand's native birds and then experience all the gr... (more)
In native forest, Punga Grove offers stylish accommodations in the heart of Franz Josef Glacier village. All apartments include a fully equipped kitchen, satellite TV and free Wi-Fi.Surrounded by stunning high alpine peaks, Punga Grove is a 2-minute walk to shops, cafes, bars and local tou... (more)
Nestled in 6 acres of idyllic native bush, centrally located in the heart of Franz Josef Village, Rainforest Holiday Park offers a range of accommodation options. On-site facilities include Monsoon Bar & Restaurant with great tunes, cosy fireplace, cheap drinks and meal deals, general stor... (more)
Rainforest Retreat offers Qualmark Enviro Silver and Qualmark 4-star plus rated accommodation. It is set in 6 acres of native bush in the heart of Franz Josef Village.Premium accommodation options comprising of tree houses, tree lodges, tree huts and park motels. Each tree unit built in se... (more)
The Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier offers quality alpine hotel accommodation in the Franz Josef Glacier area. It is situated in the Franz Josef village and is close to all visitor amenities and attractions in the village.Hotel accommodation consists of 130 rooms in 3 separate hotel wings... (more)
Located in the centre of Franz Josef Village, on a quiet street, the 4-star Terrace Motel offers views of snow-capped mountains and the Croz Glacier from the grounds and some rooms. Guests enjoy free WiFi, an on-site restaurant and free parking.
There is a restaurant next door, this pro... (more)
We are situated amidst an awe-inspiring NZ West Coast backdrop - lush rainforests, snow-clad peaks and the vast expanse of the majestic Franz Josef Glacier.
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Set amongst native gardens, Westwood Lodge offers stylish bed and breakfast accommodation with mountain views. Each suite has a natural timber interior and en suite bathroom with underfloor heating.All suites at Westwood Lodge Accommodation include electric blankets, heating, and tea/coffe... (more)
Set against a backdrop of rainforest and mountain, YHA Franz Josef Glacier features a fully equipped shared kitchen and a guest lounge with satellite TV. Facilities include a pool table, BBQ area and a sauna.
YHA Franz Josef Hostel is a 10-minute drive from the Franz Josef Glacier and a... (more)