Surrounded by native rainforest and picturesque alpine views, the Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier is the ideal base for exploring New Zealand's breathtaking Glacier Country


The Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier offers a stylish, comfortable base to immerse yourself in the pristine World Heritage-listed wilderness of the South Island's West Coast. Located in the small township of Franz Josef, the hotel is only five kilometres from its namesake, the spectacular Franz Josef Glacier. An extensive range of nature-based activities are available in Glacier Country, including helicopter flights, glacier landings and walks, guided mountain and rainforest hikes, wildlife tours and kayaking. After each day's adventure, unwind with a drink in the Moa Bar Lounge before dinner featuring regional produce at the onsite Canavan Restaurant.

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Moa Lounge and Bar
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Superior King
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What's Included

Daily breakfast is included with Walk into Luxury journeys

3Getting here
Location & Access

The Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier is located in the small village of Franz Josef on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. The nearest regional airport is Hokitika, about an hour and 45 minutes by road north of Franz Josef, with flights available to and from Christchurch. Private transfers can be arranged by Walk into Luxury.

NZ South Island Map with Hokitika TA Rail
4Insider Advice
What You Need to Know
Best room

Superior Suite

Suitable For

Couples, families, solo travellers, private and corporate groups

Best Nearby Walk

Franz Josef Glacier Walk

Best Nearby Park

Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Best Food & Wine Experience

Enjoy laidback contemporary dining featuring West Coast produce at onsite restaurant, Canavans

Best Place for Relaxation

Relax with a local wine in the Moa Lounge and Bar


Year-round, subject to availability

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