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Punga Grove
8.9 Excellent
40 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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0.3 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 485 reviews
8.9

Punga Grove offers a swimming pool and free Wi-Fi, as well as apartments with spa baths. It is located a short stroll from Glacier Hot Pools.

Rainforest Retreat
8.8 Excellent
46 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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0.4 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 1,781 reviews
8.8

Rainforest Retreat is situated on South Island and offers 4-star accommodation in addition to a Jacuzzi. It provides a spa and wellness centre, as well as a playground, a sauna and massage services.

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
8.5 Excellent
36 Main Road, State Highway 6, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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0.3 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 871 reviews
8.5

Located in Westland National Park, Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier is an easy drive from Fox Glacier and provides free private parking on site. It is conveniently positioned for guests wanting to visit local attractions.

Alpine Glacier Motel
8.7 Excellent
17 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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0.1 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 983 reviews
8.7

Alpine Glacier Motel is located in Franz Josef and features a Jacuzzi and free Wi-Fi. It offers 3-star accommodation and views of the mountains.

Aspen Court Franz Josef
9.4 Excellent
76 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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0.6 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 1,070 reviews
9.4

Aspen Court Franz Josef is situated on South Island and offers 4-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. The various facilities this modern motel features include a 24-hour reception, luggage storage and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Jag Escape Franz Alpine Retreat
8.6 Excellent
2 Donovan Drive, Sh 6, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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3.4 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 658 reviews
8.6

JAG Escape Franz Alpine Retreat provides peaceful 4-star accommodation in Franz Josef. The numerous facilities this modern fisherman's cabin offers include room service, luggage storage and a tour desk.

The Terrace
8.7 Excellent
15 Cowan Street, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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0.2 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 592 reviews
8.7

Offering free wireless internet access in all areas, Terrace Motel is situated in Franz Josef and is a five-minute stroll from Glacier Hot Pools. It has 4-star rooms with views of the mountains.

58 On Cron Motel
8.8 Excellent
58 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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0.5 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 329 reviews
8.8

58 On Cron Motel offers 3-star accommodation in Franz Josef. It also features a ticket service, a 24-hour reception and a tour desk.

Holly Homestead B&B
9.5 Excellent
2900 Franz Josef Highway, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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1.8 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 6 reviews
9.5

Opened in 1926, Holly Homestead B&B is located in Franz Josef and offers free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities and a library. On arrival, guests can enjoy views of Franz Josef Glacier before heading to their 4-star accommodation.

Yha Franz Josef
2-4 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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0.2 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand 

YHA Franz Josef is located in Franz Josef and offers guests wireless internet. The various facilities this modern hostel offers include a tour desk, luggage storage and a 24-hour reception.

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Cheapest month:July
Most expensive month:January
Average price in Franz Josef Glacier:S$ 113/night
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About Franz Josef Glacier

Franz Josef is positioned within the Westland Tai Poutini National Park and is world-famous for being the gateway to the iconic Franz Josef Glacier. The Waiho River courses past Franz Josef, where you’ll find breweries, restaurants, hot spas and unique outdoor adventures.

Things to do in Franz Josef Glacier

You can’t visit Franz Josef without experiencing the 12-kilometre-long temperate maritime glacier called Franz Josef Glacier. You can embark on guided and self-guided walks up and onto the glacier or ride in a helicopter for a bird’s-eye view. If you’re lucky, you might even get to walk through ice tunnel passageways.

For a slightly different view of New Zealand’s scenery, drive about 10 minutes to Lake Mapourika, which formed during the last Ice Age. It features an unusually dark water colour produced by fresh rainwater, which runs into the lake through the surrounding forests. You can also embark on a Tatare Tunnels Walk from the town centre, which takes you through dense forest and early-20th-century bedrock mining tunnels.

Get up close with unique New Zealand wildlife at the West Coast Wildlife Centre, home to kiwi birds and tuatara lizards. You can take a self-guided walk through the natural bush enclosures or organise a backstage pass to see the hatching and incubation programs.

Don’t forget to spend some time hanging out around Franz Joseph’s lively town centre. It’s filled with alluring restaurants, such as the rustic Alice May and The Landing, renowned for its cocktails. If you need a cold one, head to SnakeBite Brewery to try locally-crafted beer. Purchase unique souvenirs from Te Koha Gallery and grab a coffee and snack at Blue Ice Cafe.

Getting around Franz Josef Glacier

Franz Josef is accessible by car, or you can take a bus from Christchurch, Wanaka and Greymouth. You can walk around the centre of town, but will need a car or a tour to explore further afield.

Facts about staying in Franz Josef Glacier

  • What are the best hotels in Franz Josef Glacier?

    Franz Josef Oasis is a very popular hotel in Franz Josef Glacier, with a score of 8.8 from 251 reviews. The Terrace (8.7 from 592 reviews) and Franz Josef Top 10 Holiday Park (7.7 from 335 reviews) are also highly rated Franz Josef Glacier hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.

  • What is a good hotel near Westcoast Wildlife Centre?

    A good hotel close to Westcoast Wildlife Centre is Rainforest Retreat (rated 8.8/10 from 1,781 reviews).

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