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General Information

New Zealand is without question, one of the most beautiful places on Earth. The country packs more diverse and spectacular scenery per square hectare that just about any other in the world. From the Waipoua Kauri Forest of the North Island to the glaciers of the South Island, the island nation is a paradise.

On the subject of glaciers, Westland National Park on the West Coast of the South Island has several for intrepid visitors to explore. The most popular are Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier, both easily accessible from the township of Fox Glacier/Weheka. Though more drastic measures have been taken in recent years to curb the harmful effects of mass tourism and stem the retreat of the glacier ice, the park and indeed, glaciers themselves, remain near the top of New Zealand's natural wonders.

Attractions

  • Welcome Flat Hut
  • Fox Glacier
  • Franz Josef Glacier
  • Ōkārito Lagoon
  • Gillespie's Beach

Activities

  • Glacier Tours
  • Tatare Tunnels Walk
  • Lake Matheson Walk
  • Canavan's Knob Walk
  • Ski Tours

Restaurants

  • Matheson Café
  • Café Neve
  • Cook Saddle Café & Saloon
  • Hobnail Café
  • The Plateau Café and Bar

Nightlife

  • Cook Saddle Café & Salooon
  • The Plateau Café and Bar
  • High Peaks Café Bar

Climate

Fox Glacier has a temperate climate, with four distinct seasons.

  • Summer (November to February) 8-21°C
  • Fall (March to May) 5-19°C
  • Winter (June to August) 2-11°C
  • Spring (September to October) 5-16°C

Hotels in Fox Glacier

15 hotels in Fox Glacier

1 Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

4 stars
4.3 / 5 11 reviews

36 Main Road Map

Set in the scenic alpine location, Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier provides tasteful accommodations and friendly hospitality for a relaxing holiday in Franz Josef Glacier. Tourists can enjoy their... More

2 Sunset Motels Fox Glacier

4 stars
4.7 / 5 20 reviews

93 Cook Flat Road Map

Offering luxurious accommodation along with contemporary service, the Sunset Motel Fox Glacier with its friendly hospitality will make you feel you are right at home. GeneralThis beautiful... More

3 Heartland Hotel Glacier Country

3 stars
3.3 / 5 8 reviews

39 Main Road Map

Boasting a tranquil ambience and comfortable accommodation, this property is an ideal place for business as well as leisure travellers. GeneralThe hotel offers Wi-Fi access and well-equipped... More

4 Glacier View Motel

3 stars
3.5 / 5 2 reviews

State Highway 6 Map

Bruce & Sue Millin, your hosts at Glacier View Motel Franz Josef, invite you to stay at one of our well-appointed units in a park-like setting with spectacular views of the rainforest, glacier... More

5 Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier

3 stars
3.3 / 5 6 reviews

11 Cook Flat Road Map

Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier is an ideal place for a pleasant and comfortable stay. This property is the perfect base to discover the surrounding areas. Situated in the base of the splendid Southern... More

6 Franz Josef Oasis

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

Franz Josef Highway 6 Map

Welcome to the website of the Franz Josef Oasis, a brand new establishment that offers an outstanding luxury accommodation option in Franz Josef Glacier, situated in New Zealand''''s rugged West... More

7 58 On Cron

4 stars
4.5 / 5 11 reviews

58 Cron Street Map

Offering comfortable accommodation and quality services, 58 On Cron Motel Franz Josef is the perfect base for guests to reside whether they are for business or pleasure. This property is just a... More

8 Terrace Motel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

Cowan Street Map

Terrace Motel Franz Josef is a great holiday destination and also ideal for business trips. This motel is a perfect base to enjoy the beautiful rainforest and glacial region. This property is... More

9 Glow Worm Cottages

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

27 Cron Street Map

Backpackers and tourists looking for comfortable lodgings while visiting the glacier at Franz Josef find suitable retreat at Glow Worm Cottages. Holidaymakers at this budget-friendly New Zealand... More

10 Chateau Franz

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

8 Cron Street Map

Free continental breakfast free unlimited wifi, 6pm free soup, free popcorn & movies, hot-tub/spa pool, booking office and a place to meet people. Chateau Franz is set amid an amazing native... More