Located on New Zealand’s South Island, Franz Josef Glacier is a popular tourist attraction situated on the west coast in the Westland Tai Poutini National Park. Franz Josef Glacier accommodation is located right by the glacier itself as well as a short distance away in the nearby village. The village offers a full range of accommodation that includes hotels, motels, lodges and luxury resorts offering easy access to local shopping, dining and activities. For hot pool hikers, ski tourers and mountain climbers, there are also a selection of Serviced Alpine DOC hikers’ huts provided by the Department of Conservation within the Westland Tai Poutini National Park.
Also located in the Westland Tai Poutini National Park on New Zealand’s South Island, Fox Glacier is a popular natural attraction just 25 minutes from Franz Josef Glacier. Fed by 4 alpine glaciers, Fox Glacier accommodation offers both hikers’ huts and 3 to 5 star accommodation in the nearby village. Provided by the Department of Conservation, the Serviced Alpine DOC huts are ideal for mountain climbers, ski tourers and hot pool hikers. For those who prefer to be closer to a variety of local shopping, dining and activities, the village accommodation offers everything from hotels and motels to lodges and luxury resorts.
Located on New Zealand’s South Island, Greymouth is the largest town on the West Coast and is a 3 hour drive from Christchurch. Steeped in gold mining history, Greymouth offers a wide range of accommodation options ranging from 3 stars to 5 stars. Conveniently located close to a variety of local shopping, dining and attractions, Greymouth is the ideal place to base yourself to explore the spectacular Southern Alps on the famous TranzAlpine journey. Greymouth accommodation is situated in the downtown area and offers everything from modern hotels and cosy motels to major hotel chains, boutique properties, charming bed and breakfasts and self-catering apartments.