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Alpine Glacier Motel
Alpine Glacier Motel
8.8 Excellent
17 Cron St, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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0.1 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier 
ExcellentBased on 1,186 reviews
8.8

Alpine Glacier Motel is situated on South Island and offers 4-star facilities as well as a Jacuzzi. It also provides laundry facilities, an express check-in and check-out feature and luggage storage.

Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge
Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge
7.9 Good
9 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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0.1 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier 
GoodBased on 13 reviews
7.9

Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Franz Josef. It also offers a tour desk, room service and luggage storage.

Jag Escape Franz Alpine Retreat
Jag Escape Franz Alpine Retreat
8.6 Excellent
Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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3.4 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier 
ExcellentBased on 543 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 a tour desk, luggage storage and a ticket service.

Rainforest Retreat
Rainforest Retreat
8.8 Excellent
Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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0.4 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier 
ExcellentBased on 2,006 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.

Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef
Aspen Court Motel 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 
ExcellentBased on 1,088 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.

Yha Franz Josef
Yha Franz Josef
8.3 Excellent
2-4 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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0.2 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier 
ExcellentBased on 4 reviews
8.3

Featuring a sauna, YHA Franz Josef is situated in Franz Josef and offers modern accommodation. It also provides a 24-hour reception, bicycle rental and 24-hour room service.

The Terrace
The Terrace
8.8 Excellent
15 Cowan Street, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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0.2 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier 
ExcellentBased on 578 reviews
8.8

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.

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
8.6 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 
ExcellentBased on 700 reviews
8.6

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.

Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier
Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier
8.6 Excellent
34 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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0.3 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier 
ExcellentBased on 550 reviews
8.6

Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier is set on South Island and provides 4-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. Just a short walk from Glacier Hot Pools, it offers comfortable rooms equipped with a kitchenette, a refrigerator and a spa bath.

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Cheapest month:July
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Average price in Franz Josef Glacier:$191/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

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 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.

Franz Josef Glacier travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Franz Josef Glacier?

    Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier, rated with a score of 8.6 from 700 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Franz Josef Glacier. Other top stays include Rainforest Retreat, with an average rating of 8.8 from 2,006 reviewers, and Franz Josef Top 10 Holiday Park, with a score of 8.1 from 543 reviewers.

  • How much do hotels in Franz Josef Glacier cost?

    The average prices of hotels in Franz Josef Glacier have been around $176 per night over the last 3 days.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Franz Josef Glacier?

    Prices for Franz Josef Glacier hotels have been found for as low as $21/night over the last 3 days.