Franz Josef

Motel accommodation & activities in Franz Josef 

The Franz Josef Township, nestled in New Zealand’s spectacular glacier country needs no introduction.  Minutes away from the Westland National Park and the stunning Fox and Franz Josef glaciers, this place is a must-visit for both leisure and adventure travellers.

Characterized by a diverse landscape, dramatic alpine scenery and genuine West Coast hospitality, that can transform even an ordinary holiday into something special and unforgettable- this holiday destination speaks for itself.

Options for gourmet wining and dining are ample, and so are the accommodation options; from motels and studio units, to self-contained suites and bed & breakfast accommodation, there’s something to suit every taste and budget.

Holiday activities in Franz Josef include scenic flights over the gorgeous glaciers, heli-hiking, snow-landing, fishing trips to Lake Mapourika and guided glacier tours.

There are also some good walking tracks, such as the Douglas Walk, the walk to Robert Point, the Terrace Track and the Callery-Waiho Walk, which offers amazing views of the Waiho River.

Golden Chain Motels in Franz Josef, New Zealand:

Glacier View Motel

Glacier View Motel is 2.5km north of the town centre of Franz Josef and offers guests a quiet, relaxing location with spectacular views of the mountains and the famous Franz Josef Glacier. The clean, comfortable self-contained accommodation include studios (1-3 guests), wheelchair access studios (1-3 guests), 1-bedroom units (1-4 guests), and 2-bedroom family units (1-5 guests), all at very affordable rates. We can assist with your bookings for the many attractions around the area including glacier guided hikes, helicopter flights, lake tours, quad biking and horse trekking. This helpful service is at no cost to you. All units are smokefree and the guest laundry is available 24 hours. The units are all ground level with undercover parking and are serviced daily for your comfort. An easy days drive from Christchurch or Queenstown make Glacier View Motel your place to stay while exploring Franz Josef and the surrounding rainforest treasures.

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