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Beaches, lakes & coastline
Gillespies  Beach
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Gillespies Beach

Gillespies Beach, out of Fox Glacier, offers a scenic drive, lovely views of the Southern Alps, an historic cemetery and many coastal walks.

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White Heron with chick
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
White Heron Sanctuary Tours

A unique experience to visit New Zealand’s only white heron nesting site in the Waitangi roto Nature Reserve.

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Main town centres
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Franz Josef

The small but lively Franz Josef village is surrounded by lush rainforest with the high snow-capped Alps above.

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Hotels
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier will welcome you in true New Zealand style.

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Motels & self-contained
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Glacier Highway Motels

Motel units located just 4 km north of theFranz Josef village centre providing guests a tranquil, relaxing setting with rainforest and native bush views.

$115 - $225
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Lodges
Mahitahi Lodge
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Mahitahi Lodge

Boutique eco lodge just a few minutes walk from the beach, an easy drive to Fox Glacier, and its quiet as well.

$250 - $475
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Adventure
Skydive Franz 2019
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Skydive Franz

We are New Zealand’s premier skydive company specialising in safety and fun. We’re one of only a few government safety approved skydive operators and are dedicated to the highest level of health and safety practices.

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Backpackers
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Glow Worm Accommodation

Affordable accommodation in Franz Josef with free soup, breakfast, popcorn, spa pool, and international phone calls.

$33 - $170
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Hotels
Distinction fox g house
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Distinction Fox Glacier Hotel

A purpose built 4.5 star hotel at Fox Glacier on the South Island's West Coast.

$180 - $390
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Beaches, lakes & coastline
Okarito
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Okarito lagoon and beach

Okarito Lagoon is New Zealand's largest unmodified wetland. A coastal lagoon, it is 130 kms south of Hokitika, covering an area of about 12km.

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Walking & hiking
Moraine Walk
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Moraine Walk

Moraines are the debris of rocks and stones left when a glacier retreats.

FREE
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Adventure
Franz Josef Glacier Guides
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Franz Josef Glacier Guides

Join us for a guided glacier experience you will never forget! Franz Josef Glacier Guides are proud to offer a range of world-class experiences designed to show you the very best of New Zealand's West Coast glaciers.

$79 - $575 (valid until 30 September 2019)
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Campsites
Otto/MacDonalds Campsite
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Otto/MacDonalds Campsite

Easily accessible. Boat, fish for trout or swim in Lake Mapourika.

$6.50 - $13
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Hunting & fishing
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Glacier Country Lake Tours

Join us for a Scenic Cruise or Fishing Charter on Lake Mapourika - just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier.  Lake Mapourika's mirror-like water boasts panoramic views of the Southern Alps and Glaciers.

$115 - $200
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Walking & hiking
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Franz Josef glacier walks

Enjoy moderate to easy walks around the township of Franz Josef and its glacier.

FREE
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Franz Josef Heli-Hike
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Franz Josef Heli-Hike

Combine two awesome scenic helicopter flights over Franz Josef glacier with a unique guided walk among the ice cave, pinnacles and seracs of this pristine alpine environment.

$419 (child age 8-14)
$499 (15 years and over)
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Walking & hiking
Minnehaha Google Image Search
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Minnehaha Walk

This delightful short walk follows a stream through the rainforest. Glow worms can be seen along the trail.

Free
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Motels & self-contained
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Alpine Glacier Motel, Franz Josef

Spacious, ground floor and down stairs studios and family units with spectacular alpine and rainforest views.

$95 - $350
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Hot Pools
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools

Nestled among the lush native rainforest in the heart of Franz Josef, the Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools provide a truly unique, natural setting for the ultimate in relaxation.

$28 to $149 (valid until 30 September 2019)
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Adventure
Glacier Helicopters Franz Josef Glacier
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Glacier Helicopters Franz Josef Glacier

Discover the glacier wonderland on close-up scenic flights with Glacier Helicopters.

$240 - $450
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Tours
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Vantage Helicopter Experiences

Vantage Helicopters offer three amazing scenic flights that take you close to the awe-inspiring glaciers, evergreen rainforest and magnificent mountains of the Southern Alps.

$280 - $480
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Adventure
Fox Glacier Heliservices
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Fox Glacier Heliservices

Scenic helicopter flights and snow landings above the Fox Glacier.

$150 - $340
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Adventure
Franz Josef Clay Target Shooting
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Franz Josef Clay Target Shooting

Shoot undercover with total protection from any rain (it can get wet here in the rainforest) in a building designed especially for our environment and your shooting experience.

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Shopping
West Coast Wildlife Centre - Rowi Kiwi
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
West Coast Wildlife Centre

West Coast Wildlife Centre is the home of the official breeding programme for the world's rarest kiwi called the Rowi and now the Haast Kiwi!

$15 - $60
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Cycling
Fox Glacier
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
West Coast Cycling - Glacier Country

Walk or cycle through bush from Franz Josef township to the Franz Josef Glacier car park.

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Adventure
FGG - Jo
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Fox Glacier Guiding New Zealand

New Zealand's most experienced glacier guiding company, offering spectacular guided glacier walks, heli-hikes and alpine heli-treks on the West Coast's longest and less crowded glacier - the Fox Glacier.

$469 - $1199
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Campsites
Lake Ianthe Matahi Campsite
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Lake Ianthe Matahi Campsite

Campsite in an area popular for boating, trout fishing and swimming.

$4 - $8 per night
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Cafes
Full of Beans cafe
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Full O Beans

An incredible range of hot and cold food is available from the cabinets, or if you prefer something more substantial, we have a full menu available.

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Campsites
Gillespies  Beach
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Gillespies Beach Campsite

Campsite located near an old gold mining settlement and a seal colony. Tracks lead to historic suction and bucket dredges, and Galway Beach.

$4 - $8
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Visitor Information Centres
Franz Josef I-site
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Franz Josef i-SITE

i-SITE Franz Josef Glacier is located in the Glacier Base building on Cron Street, next to Glacier Base Cafe and the Department of Conservation.

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Walking & hiking
Okarito
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Ōkārito walks

Ōkārito is a coastal settlement with stunning wetlands to explore.

FREE
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Must see
Hikers on Fox Glacier
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier are among the most accessible glaciers in the world.

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Beaches, lakes & coastline
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Lake Matheson

The unsurpassed views and mountain reflections from the forested shores of Lake Matheson make this easy walk one of the most popular on the West Coast.

Free
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Holiday parks
Fox Glacier Top 10 Holiday Park
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Fox Glacier Top 10 Holiday Park

We have fantastic accommodation to suit all needs with spacious grounds and majestic views of Southern Alps.

$45 - $250 (2 people)
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Restaurants
Monsoon Bar
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Monsoon Bar

Enjoy a pre-dinner drink on the decks or cosy up in front of the fireplace before settling in for a relaxed dining experience at Monsoon bar & restaurant.

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Hotels
Te Waonui Forest Retreat
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Nestled between the mountains and the sea, come and experience the newest in eco-friendly accommodation.

$710 - $899
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Bed & breakfast
Holly Homestead B&B
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Holly Homestead B&B

Built in 1926 for the Paganini family, Holly Homestad is a historic bed and breakfast located in Franz Josef.

$200 - $430
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Backpackers
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
YHA Franz Josef

With the West Coast rainforest right outside the backdoor, YHA Franz Josef is a 4 star plus Gold Qualmark-rated backpacker hostel offering comfortable, modern accommodation.

$27 - $145
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Backpackers
Rainforest 2019
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Rainforest

Stay at Rainforest and enjoy incredible hospitality amongst the mountains and bush of the wild West Coast.

$31 - $670
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Adventure
air safaris
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Air Safaris Franz Josef

Our Grand Traverse scenic flight from Franz Josef provides the best way to experience this glacial environment in its entirety.

$250 - $425
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Adventure
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Glacier Helicopters Fox Glacier

Discover the glacier wonderland on close-up scenic flights with Glacier Helicopters.

$240 - $450
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Hotels
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier

The historic Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier is situated in Westland World Heritage Park at the foot of the Southern Alps.

$191 - $319
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Helicopter line fox glacier
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
The Helicopter Line Fox Glacier

The Helicopter Line can offer you spectacular close-up views on a scenic flight to explore and discover the dramatic expanse of the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers and snowfields.

$240 - $450
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Restaurants
King Tiger Eastern Eating House & Bar
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
King Tiger Eastern Eating House & Bar

King Tiger is located in the heart of Franz Josef township, offering dishes from South East Asia.

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Campervan
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Wanganui River overnight campervan parking

Off the beaten track close to Wanganui Heads.

FREE
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Adventure
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Glacier Country Kayaks

Join us on a unique kayak adventure and kiwi sanctuary tour just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier! Sandwiched between the mountains and the sea, Lake Mapourika was created by the retreating Franz Josef Glacier some 14,000 years ago.

$85 - $540
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Tours
Okarito Boat Tours
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Okarito Boat Tours And Cottages

Sit back and relax as you are transported from land to the tranquil waters of the Okarito lagoon and rainforest waterways to view the birds, ancient plants and trees and the untouched landscape that combine to make the Okarito so magic.

$75 - $95
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Bars
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Alice May Restaurant

Take a step back in time and immerse yourself in the story of Alice May Parkinson along with some mouth-watering food and great ambience.

Winter season: 16:30- 21:00
Summer season 11:30- 22:00
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Tours
Glacier Country Helicopters Ltd.
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Glacier Country Helicopters Ltd.

Welcome to the ultimate helicopter experience in New Zealand. The gateway to the famous glacier region, best accessed by helicopter.

$165 - $465
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Tours
Franz Josef Heli
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Franz Josef Heliservices

Scenic helicopter flights and snow landings above the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers.

$160 - $420
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Holiday parks
Franz Josef Top 10 Holiday Park
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Franz Josef Top 10 Holiday Park

Franz Josef TOP 10 Holiday Park is an ideal base for exploring Glacier Country.

$50 - $350
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Motels & self-contained
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier

Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier provides six self-contained accommodation options to fit your needs and budget.

$98 - $215
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Shopping
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Matheson Cafe & Reflectionz Gifts & Gallery

Lake Matheson, famous for its picture perfect reflections of Mount Cook & superb views of Fox Glacier. Visit our award winning café & unique gift gallery adjacent to the walkway. Don't miss this incredible location.

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Motels & self-contained
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier

Bill and Jill Langley invite visitors to experience our friendly service and West Coast hospitality.

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History & heritage
LOTR Lord of the Rings West Coast location
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Lord of the Rings location

Lighting of the beacons that run along The White Mountains (Ered Nimrais) from Gondor to Rohan was filmed at Mount Gunn, near Franz Josef, West Coast.

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Tours
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The Helicopter Line Franz Josef Glacier

The Helicopter Line can offer you spectacular close-up views on a scenic flight to explore and discover the dramatic expanse of the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers and snowfields.

$240 - $450
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Visitor Information Centres
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Westland Tai Poutini National Park Visitor Centre (Franz Josef)

The local Franz Josef Glacier i-Site is a great place to get inspired about everything on offer in Glacier Country.

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Tours
Glacier Valley Eco Tours
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Glacier Valley Eco Tours

Glacier Valley Eco Tours is a NZ owned and operated family business, committed to giving our clients the best experience on our guided Nature Walks in and around Glacier Country NZ.

$80 - $180 adults.
$40 - $90 children.
Family Rate (2 adults + 2 children) of $225 for all our 3 hour tours.
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Hotels
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Heartland Hotel Glacier Country

Heartland Hotel Glacier Country is privileged to be located within a unique world heritage area.

$239 - $528
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National Parks
Westland Tai Poutini National Park
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Westland Tai Poutini National Park extends from the highest peaks of the Southern Alps to the Tasman Sea and is split by the Alpine Fault.

FREE
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Lodges
Westwood Lodge
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Westwood Lodge

Set in a beautiful bush garden, Westwood Lodge offers well-appointed bed and breakfast accommodation with stunning views of the West Coast's rainforests, mountains of the Southern Alps and the Franz Josef Glacier.

$330 - $445
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Adventure
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Across Country Quad Bikes

The only quad bike ride in New Zealand with glacial views and the thrill of riding through West Coast dense rainforest, riverbeds and glorious mud to emerge at an ancient terminal moraine and an outstanding view of the Franz Josef Glacier.

$70 - $415
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Tours
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Okarito Kayaks & Accommodation

Stunning rental and fully guided kayak trips on the remote and tranquil Okarito Lagoon, with incredible views of the Southern Alps and Westland Tai Poutini National Park. Family friendly and suitable for all abilities.

$60 - $130
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Motels & self-contained

Fox Glacier Top Motels

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Kerr Road, Fox Glacier 7886,, West Coast, New Zealand
Backpackers

Glow Worm Cottages

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
27 Cron St, Franz Josef Glacier 7886, West Coast, New Zealand
Motels & self-contained

Mt Cook View Motel Fox Glacier

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
203 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, West Coast, New Zealand
Adventure

Glacier Country Scenic Flights

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Glacier Country Scenic Flights, Whataroa, West Coast, New Zealand
Lodges

Fox Glacier Lodge

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
41 Sullivan Road, Fox Glacier, West Coast, New Zealand
Shopping

Andris Apse Gallery

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Franz Josef Oasis, Franz Josef Highway 6, 7856, West Coast, New Zealand
Hotels

Hotel Hari Hari

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
42 Main Road,, Harihari 7884,, West Coast,, New Zealand
Adventure

Alpine Fault Tours

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Whataroa, 7857, West Coast, New Zealand
Motels & self-contained

Punga Grove

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
40 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier 7886, West Coast, New Zealand
Boutique

Glenfern Villas Franz Josef

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
2713-2865 State Highway 6, Franz Josef Glacier 7886, West Coast, New Zealand
Backpackers

Chateau Backpackers & Motels, Franz Josef Accommodation

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
8 Cron Street, ,, Franz Josef, West Coast, New Zealand
Hotels

Aspen Court Motel

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
76 Cron Street,, Franz Josef Glacier, West Coast, New Zealand
Hotels

Franz Josef Oasis

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Franz Josef Oasis, Franz Josef Highway 6, 7856, West Coast, New Zealand
Backpackers

Montrose Backpackers

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
9 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier 7886, West Coast, New Zealand
Campsites

Orange Sheep Campervan Park

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
64 Cron Street,, Franz Josef, West Coast, New Zealand
Lodges

Reflection Lodge

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Cook Flat Rd, Fox Glacier 7886, West Coast, New Zealand
Motels & self-contained

Sunset Motel

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
93 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier,, West Coast, New Zealand
Motels & self-contained

The Westhaven Fox Glacier

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
29 Main road, Fox Glacier 7886, West Coast, New Zealand
Motels & self-contained

10 Cottages

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
8 Graham Place, Franz Josef Glacier 7856, West Coast, New Zealand
Backpackers

Fox Glacier Inn & Pod Hostel

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
39 Sullivan Road, Fox Glacier, West Coast, New Zealand
Motels & self-contained

Terrace Motels

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
8 Graham Place, Franz Josef Glacier 7886, West Coast, New Zealand
Cafes

Hobnail Café

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
44 Main Road,, Fox Glacier,, West Coast, New Zealand
Bed & breakfast

Ribbonwood Retreat

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Greens Road and State Highway 6, Franz Josef Glacier, West Coast, New Zealand
Motels & self-contained

Glacier View Motel - Franz Josef Accommodation

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
SH 6, Franz Josef Glacier,, West Coast, New Zealand
Motels & self-contained

Franz Josef TOP Motels

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
State Highway 6, Franz Josef Glacier, West Coast, New Zealand
Boutique

JAG Escape Franz Alpine Retreat

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
13 Main Rd, Franz Josef 7886, West Coast, New Zealand
Motels & self-contained

Lake Matheson Motels Fox Glacier

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
6 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, West Coast, New Zealand
Tours

Farwest Farm Tours

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
200 Wanganui Flat Road, Hari Hari, Westland, New Zealand
Jade

Te Koha Gallery

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Franz Josef, West Coast, 7886, New Zealand
Motels & self-contained

10 Cottages Franz Josef Glacier

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
8 Graham Place, Franz Josef Glacier 7856, West Coast, New Zealand
Motels & self-contained

Rainforest Motel

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
15 Cook Flat Road, ,, Fox Glacier, West Coast, New Zealand
Transport

Glacier Shuttles and Charters Franz Josef

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Main Road, Franz Josef, West Coast, New Zealand
Adventure

Skydive Fox Glacier

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
1 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier 7886, West Coast, New Zealand
Shopping

Petr Hlavacek Gallery in Whataroa

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
1773-1861 Whataroa Hwy, Whataroa 7886, West Coast, New Zealand
Hotels

High Peaks Hotel

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
167 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier 7886, West Coast, New Zealand
Lodges

Ivory Towers Lodge

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Sullivans Road, Fox Glacier 7886,, West Coast, New Zealand
Motels & self-contained

58 On Cron Motel

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
58 Cron St, Franz Josef Glacier 7886, West Coast, New Zealand