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General Information

As one of the rare glaciers that descends into a rainforest, Fox Glacier, New Zealand—which is both a glacier and town—offers a unique opportunity to scale ice mountains, fly around peaks and swim in the ocean, all before nesting down in comfortable Fox Glacier hotels. Quieter and smaller than its twin, Franz Josef, the sleepy yet friendly town relies on farming when visitors slow, but the cafes, restaurants, bars and outdoorsy diversions continually attract outsiders in the thousands on a daily basis. Having said that, finding plentiful Fox Glacier accommodation to suit any taste, regardless of the time of year, is a cinch!

Families and those with a sense of whimsy should start their holiday by exploring the glow-worm caves. After admiring the local insect fauna, join a guided tour of the Fox Glacier face. Stay on track, the barriers are there for your safety. If the ice seems unstable, take a plane or helicopter to the peak for a bird’s eye view, or throw on a swimsuit and paddle around Lake Matheson. Its beauty is often memorialized in pictures and on a clear day, it reflects Mt. Cook.

If the ocean’s siren song gets to you, walk along historic Gillespie Beach before lunch at one of many charming eateries nearby. Stress less about the costs of travel with HotelClub’s member benefits and exclusive savings on Fox Glacier accommodation.

Fly internationally into Queenstown Airport or fly into the regional Hokitika Airport, and take a bus into Fox Glacier. Rental cars are also available.

Hotels in Fox Glacier

Recommended hotels

From US$153

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

Perfect mountain getaway
Amazing hotel! Staff friendly, room spotless and with a magnificent view of the snow-capped mountains. Easy walk to all the glacier companies, the local pub and supermarket. My one negative comment...
27 Aug 2014
From US$96

2 Glacier View Motel

3 stars
3.7 / 5 7 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

short break
the lady of the Hotel was really lovely and accommodating. We had so much trouble booking somewhere to stay through the website as it kept crashing and also we found that we were paying a large fee...
19 Nov 2015
From US$113

3 58 On Cron

4 stars
4.6 / 5 14 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

Great Spot to Stop
Fantastic place, great value, and exceptionally helpful staff. Could not ask for more. Thank you
7 Nov 2015
From US$131

4 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

Pleasant Motel
Can't go wrong, simple and clean, nice view with the right room, not all have the views of the mountains as depicted in advertisement. Management was helpfull and happy to talk and provide tourism...
27 Jan 2014

5 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

From US$88

6 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

Overrated place to stay
We found it very inconvenient to access our room via a myriad of levels and lifts. Despite returning to the front desk twice we didn't find staff particularly helpful.
14 Jan 2014
From US$113

7 10 Cottages Accommodation

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

8 Graham Place Map

The perfect Franz Josef Glacier Holiday Accommodation. The 10 Cottages, Franz Josef, offers hotel style studio Cottages and 2 bedroom houses ideal for your visit to Franz Josef Glacier, New... More

From US$103

8 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

Good customer service
Staff were friendly and helpful. Only stayed one night and it was perfect. Close to everything.
5 Dec 2014
From US$438

9 Te Waonui Forest Retreat

5 stars
Not yet reviewed

3 Wallace Street, State Highway 6 Map

Te Waonui Forest Retreat Hotel Franz Josef offers quality accommodation and friendly service and loads with memories that guests can treasure for life. This property is just minutes away from many... More

From US$116

10 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

Convenient Break
Despite a latish arrival we were welcomed in a wonderful way. The staff helped us with booking a tour to the Glacier and gave us good advice on facilities in town and other activities. The view of...
30 Sep 2014
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