Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

At a glance

  • Edging a National Park
  • Four spa pools
  • Within walking distance of restaurants, bars and a shop

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier


Perfect for exploring Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers

Set at the edge of Westland Tai Poutini National Park, this well-appointed hotel is an ideal base from which to explore Franz Josef Glacier. It is also just a half an hour drive from Fox Glacier. Popular local activities include guided glacier walks, heli-hikes, eco rafting, bush walks, kayaking and horse riding. The hotel is also in close proximity to the only indoor ice climbing wall in the Southern Hemisphere!

After an activity-filled day, unwind in one of the hotel’s four spa pools, or head to the Amaia Luxury Spa – which is set in the Te Waonui Forest Retreat – for a soothing treatment. Choose from two restaurants offering à la carte and buffet options with an emphasis on local dishes such as West Coast whitebait, Westland lamb rump and Whataroa home-smoked chicken breast. Views from The Glasshouse Restaurant provide a beautiful backdrop to your dining experience. Indulge in quality wines by a roaring fire at The Moa Bar.

The rooms are located in two wings and include free Wi-Fi. Standard Rooms are set in the older Graham wing while the more spacious Superior Rooms are located in the more modern Douglas wing.

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Key information

At the edge of the Westland World Heritage Park and adjacent to the relaxing Glacier Hot Pools. Just a short walk from local restaurants and shops.

Airport transfer time: Approx. 5 hours from Christchurch and 4½ hours from Queenstown.
Rooms: 130

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Accommodation information

130 rooms split between two distinctive wings


2 restaurants, lounge bar

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Monday - Friday 9:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday & Bank holidays 11:00am - 4:00pm

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