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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.


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


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


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


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


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

11 hotels in Fox Glacier, NZ

1 Franz Josef Oasis

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

Franz Josef Highway 6 Map

Featuring sleek accommodations and contemporary facilities, Franz Josef Oasis makes for a suitable base for travellers looking for a vibrant holiday in this side of New Zealand. While in Franz... More

2 58 On Cron

4 stars
4.5 / 5 12 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

3 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

4 Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier

3 stars
3.3 / 5 7 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

5 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

6 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

7 Glacier View Motel

3 stars
3.5 / 5 6 reviews

State Highway 6 Map

Be it for a short- or long-term stay in this side of New Zealand, travellers find suitable base at Glacier View Motel featuring comfortably furnished accommodations, convenient facilities and... More

8 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

9 Chateau Franz

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

8 Cron Street Map

Chateau Franz welcomes travellers to comfortably appointed and affordable accommodations set amidst rainforest with views of glaciers in this side of New Zealand. Holidaymakers staying at this... More

10 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