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Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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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 1,272 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.

Te Waonui Forest Retreat
Te Waonui Forest Retreat
8.7 Excellent
State Highway 6, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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0.4 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier 
ExcellentBased on 112 reviews
8.7

Te Waonui Forest Retreat provides luxury 5-star accommodation in Franz Josef. The various amenities this contemporary hotel offers include laundry facilities, valet parking and a safe.

Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge
Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge
8.2 Excellent
9 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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0.1 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier 
ExcellentBased on 1,430 reviews
8.2

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

Glacier View Motel
Glacier View Motel
8.0 Excellent
2832 Franz Josef Highway, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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2.4 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier 
ExcellentBased on 573 reviews
8.0

Located in Franz Josef, Glacier View Motel - Franz Josef offers comfortable accommodation and has mountain views. It also boasts panoramic forest views, and overlooks Franz Josef Glacier.

58 On Cron Motel
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 
ExcellentBased on 525 reviews
8.8

58 On Cron Motel offers 4.5-star accommodation in Franz Josef. It also features a ticket service, a 24-hour reception and a tour desk.

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 520 reviews
8.6

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

10 Cottages
10 Cottages
8.7 Excellent
Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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0.3 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier 
ExcellentBased on 597 reviews
8.7

10 Cottages is set on South Island, and offers 4-star facilities, including free wireless internet access in all areas. It features comfortable cottages with a private bathroom and a kitchenette.

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 647 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.

Yha Franz Josef
Yha Franz Josef
8.8 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 608 reviews
8.8

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.

Ribbonwood Retreat
Ribbonwood Retreat
9.6 Excellent
26 Greens Road, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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4.4 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier 
ExcellentBased on 69 reviews
9.6

Ribbonwood Retreat B & B is situated on South Island and provides 4-star accommodation in addition to free Wi-Fi. It also offers a library.

Tips for booking a Franz Josef Glacier hotel

Cheapest month:August
Most expensive month:January
Average price in Franz Josef Glacier:$192/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$20/night
Cheapest day:Friday
Most expensive day:Sunday
$66 - $304
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$90 - $350
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Glacier View Motel
Glacier View Motel
8.0 Excellent
2832 Franz Josef Highway, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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2.4 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier 

Located in Franz Josef, Glacier View Motel - Franz Josef offers comfortable accommodation and has mountain views. It also boasts panoramic forest views, and overlooks Franz Josef Glacier.

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Te Waonui Forest Retreat
Te Waonui Forest Retreat
8.7 Excellent
State Highway 6, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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0.4 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier 

Te Waonui Forest Retreat provides luxury 5-star accommodation in Franz Josef. The various amenities this contemporary hotel offers include laundry facilities, valet parking and a safe.

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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 

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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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 

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.

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Franz Josef Oasis
Franz Josef Oasis
9.2 Excellent
Franz Josef Highway 6, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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3.8 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier 

Franz Josef Oasis provides luxury 4.5-star accommodation in Franz Josef. It also offers a terrace, a tour desk and a safe.

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Chateau Backpackers & Motels
Chateau Backpackers & Motels
7.9 Good
8 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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0.1 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier 

Boasting free Wi-Fi, Chateau Backpackers & Motels is situated in Franz Josef and provides comfortable accommodation. It also offers a tour desk, a 24-hour reception and luggage storage.

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10 Cottages
10 Cottages
8.7 Excellent
Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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0.3 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier 

10 Cottages is set on South Island, and offers 4-star facilities, including free wireless internet access in all areas. It features comfortable cottages with a private bathroom and a kitchenette.

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

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.

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Chateau Backpackers & Motels
Chateau Backpackers & Motels
7.9 Good
8 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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0.1 km from city centre,  

Boasting free Wi-Fi, Chateau Backpackers & Motels is situated in Franz Josef and provides comfortable accommodation. It also offers a tour desk, a 24-hour reception and luggage storage.

$25
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Glow Worm Accommodation
Glow Worm Accommodation
8.6 Excellent
27 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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0.2 km from city centre,  

Glow Worm Accommodation offers a unique setting when in Franz Josef. Only a short walk from Glacier Hot Pools, it provides comfortable rooms equipped with a kitchenette, wireless internet access and a refrigerator.

$29
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Yha Franz Josef
Yha Franz Josef
8.8 Excellent
2-4 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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0.2 km from city centre,  

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.

$49
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Rainforest Retreat
Rainforest Retreat
8.8 Excellent
Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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0.4 km from city centre,  

Providing a sauna, Rainforest Retreat is situated in Franz Josef and is a short walk from Glacier Hot Pools. It provides 4-star accommodation and views of the garden.

$75
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Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge
Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge
8.2 Excellent
9 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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0.1 km from city centre,  

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

$86
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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,  

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

$91
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10 Cottages
10 Cottages
8.7 Excellent
Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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0.3 km from city centre,  

10 Cottages is set on South Island, and offers 4-star facilities, including free wireless internet access in all areas. It features comfortable cottages with a private bathroom and a kitchenette.

$104
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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,  

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.

$104
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Hotel prices in Franz Josef Glacier

2 stars or below

$25 - $187

Glacier Highway Motel

No. 1 most popular

$187
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Yha Franz Josef

No. 2 most popular

Yha Franz Josef
8.8 Excellent
$49
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Chateau Backpackers & Motels
$25
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3 stars

$29 - $136

Alpine Glacier Motel

No. 1 most popular

$109
Avg. per night
Glacier View Motel

No. 2 most popular

Glacier View Motel
8.0 Excellent
$136
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Glow Worm Accommodation

Best value

$29
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

$104 - $238

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

No. 1 most popular

$238
Avg. per night
Franz Josef Oasis

No. 2 most popular

Franz Josef Oasis
9.2 Excellent
$233
Avg. per night
Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier
$104
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Where to stay in Franz Josef Glacier

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.

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  • What are the best hotels in Franz Josef Glacier?

    Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (8.6/10 from 686 reviews), Franz Josef Top 10 Holiday Park (8.1/10 from 653 reviews), and Rainforest Retreat (8.8/10 from 2,368 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in Franz Josef Glacier.