West Coast

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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!

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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.

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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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Beaches, lakes & coastline
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
WHITE HERON SANCTUARY TOURS WHATAROA

Tours to visit New Zealand’s only White Heron Nesting Site

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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.

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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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Shopping
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Lake 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 at this incredible location.

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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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Tours
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Experience Fox Glacier

Enjoy this amazing country on horseback, take in the incredible vistas, wind along the bush-clad Fox River or grab an e-bike and cycle through this remote wilderness!

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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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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.

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Must see
Skydive Franz
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Skydive Franz Josef & Fox Glacier

Skydiving above the Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers - Nobody Jumps Higher!

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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.

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

Motel units located just four kilometers north of Franz Josef village centre providing guests a tranquil, relaxing setting with rainforest and native bush views.

$115 - $225
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Bed & breakfast
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Ribbonwood Retreat

Come and feel the warmth of true New Zealand kiwi hospitality at ​Ribbonwood Retreat Bed & Breakfast

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Walking & hiking
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Moraine Walk

Moraines are the debris of rocks and stones left when a glacier retreats. Explore old moraine surfaces on this easy, short walk, south of Fox Glacier township.

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Adventure
Fox Glacier Heliservices
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
HeliServices.NZ Fox Glacier

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

$195 - $495
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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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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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Motels & self-contained
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Terrace Motel Franz Josef Glacier

Relax after a long trip or local activity in our comfortable 4 star all ground floor rooms, with free parking by your door and unlimited free WiFi.

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Shopping
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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.

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Walking & hiking
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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.

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Campsites
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Orange Sheep Campervan Park

Affordable and Central Campervan / Caravan Sites
Our aim is to offer the essentials, at an affordable price, while surrounded by peaceful rainforest.

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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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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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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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Campsites
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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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Bed & breakfast
Holly Homestead B&B
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Holly Homestead B&B

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

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Beaches, lakes & coastline
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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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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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Tours
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Okarito Kayaks

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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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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Adventure
Franzjoseftours
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Franz Josef Wilderness Tours

Paddling Tours, Scenic Cruises, Fishing Tours & Combo Tours

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Adventure
Skydive Franz 2019
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Skydive Franz Josef & Fox Glacier

We are New Zealand’s premier skydive company specialising in safety and fun.

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Tours
Franz Josef Heli
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
HeliServices.NZ Franz Josef

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

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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.

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Adventure
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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.

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Tours
Glacier Country Helicopters
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Glacier Country Helicopters Ltd.

Glacier Country Helicopters offer a choice of three scenic flight across the rainforests, glaciers and mountains that form our incredible backyard.

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History & heritage
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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
Glacier Valley Eco Tours
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Glacier Valley Eco Tours

Glacier Valley Eco Tours is a family owned business committed to giving our clients the best experience on our guided nature walks in Glacier Country.

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Motels & self-contained
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
10 Cottages

Backing on to peaceful greenery the 10 Cottages are a modern 4 star version of the traditional corrugated iron cottages which provided accommodation to early travelers to Franz Josef .

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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.

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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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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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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
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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Adventure
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
FOX GLACIER VALLEY E-BIKE & HIKE

Explore the untamed natural wilderness of the Fox Glacier Valley, tracing the steps of a retreating glacier, with our Fox Glacier Valley E-Bike & Hike.

$125pp
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Must see
Hikers on Fox Glacier
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Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers

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

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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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Motels & self-contained
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Lake Matheson Motels Fox Glacier

Lake Matheson Motel has been undergoing major room renovations since 2009 and now have 4 Star Qualmark-rated modern accommodation to suit couples, families, business people and large groups/tours.

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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.

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

Superior affordable accommodation in the heart of Fox Glacier Village.

$108 - $210
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Restaurants
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Blue Ice Restaurant & Bar Franz Josef

The Blue Ice Restaurant & Bar is found at the top of Franz Josef Glacier Village

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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.

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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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Motels & self-contained
Rainforest 2019
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Rainforest Franz Josef

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

$31 - $670
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Hotels
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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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Adventure
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Ice Climbing!

The Newest Franz Josef experience!

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Adventure
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Glacier Helicopters Franz Josef Glacier

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

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Adventure
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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.

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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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Tours
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
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.

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Visitor Information Centres
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Franz Josef Glacier Base

Franz Josef Glacier Base offers various tours within Glacier country including guided glacier experiences, scenic boat tours, fishing charters, kayaking/SUP trips and skydiving experiences.

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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.

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Tours
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
West Coast Wildlife Centre Cafe

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!

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

With the combination of an exhilarating helicopter ride, jaw-dropping scenery and a two hour hike through the most spectacular glacier features, it's no wonder our guests often label their Glacier Heli Hike as the highlight of their visit to Aotearoa (New Zealand).

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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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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.

$120 - $319
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Beaches, lakes & coastline
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Bruce Bay

Bruce Bay - or Mahitahi - is a small coastal settlement with stunning sea vistas and a wonderfully wild windswept beach, 40km south of Fox Glacier and 80 km from Haast.

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Transport

Glacier Shuttles and Charters Franz Josef

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Main Road, Franz Josef, 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

58 On Cron Motel

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
58 Cron St, Franz Josef Glacier 7886, 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
Gallery

Andris Apse Gallery

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Franz Josef Oasis, Franz Josef Highway 6, 7856, 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
Boutique

Glenfern Villas Franz Josef

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
2865 State Highway 6, Franz Josef Glacier 7886, West Coast, New Zealand
Lodges

Fox Glacier Lodge

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
41 Sullivan Road, Fox Glacier, 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

Fox Glacier Top Motels

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Kerr Road, Fox Glacier 7886,, West Coast, 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
Shopping

Petr Hlavacek Gallery in Whataroa

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
1773-1861 Whataroa Hwy, Whataroa 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

The Westhaven Fox Glacier

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
29 Main road, Fox Glacier 7886, 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
Adventure

Glacier Country Scenic Flights

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

Alpine Fault Tours

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Whataroa, 7857, West Coast, New Zealand
Golf

Whataroa Golf Course

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
15 Main Road, Whataroa, 7886, West Coast
Hotels

High Peaks Hotel

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
167 Cook Flat Road, Fox 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
Motels & self-contained

Glacier View Motel - Franz Josef Accommodation

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
SH 6, Franz Josef Glacier,, West Coast, New Zealand
Backpackers

Montrose Backpackers

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
9 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier 7886, 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
Motels & self-contained

Rainforest Motel

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
15 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
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
Cafes

Hobnail Café

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

Te Koha Gallery

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Franz Josef, West Coast, 7886, New Zealand
Hotels

Hotel Hari Hari

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
42 Main Road, Harihari 7884, 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
Hotels

Aspen Court Motel

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