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We are located on Cowan Street in the centre of the Franz Josef Glacier village – yet away from the busy main road. Park your vehicle outside your room, enjoy a glass of wine or one of the local beers in one of the nearby restaurants, with no need to drive as we are just a two minute walk from several good restaurants, shops and activities. Our central location makes us the perfect accommodation after a long drive on your holiday, park up and take your time to enjoy Franz Josef.

We are the closest motel to the centre of Franz Josef; a one minute walk to West Coast Wild Life centre (to see New Zealand’s rarest Kiwi and the Tuatara), two minutes to several restaurants and the reception is right next door to one of Franz Josef’s best restaurants. The Glacier Hot Pools are only a three minutes walk away. The Motel is set amidst views of snow capped mountains and rainforest covered hills, along with views of the Croz Glacier. We are also the closest accommodation in Franz Josef to the free glowworm caves.

Driving times (these are an approximate guide and do not allow time for breaks or sight seeing):

Christchurch to Franz Josef – 5 hours
Greymouth to Franz Josef – 2 hours
Hokitika to Franz Josef – 1.5 hours

Fox Glacier to Franz Josef – 25 minutes
Haast to Franz Josef – 2 hours
Wanaka to Franz Josef – 4 hours
Queenstown to Franz Josef – 5 hours


15 Cowan Street, PO Box 44, Franz Josef Glacier 7886 South Westland, New Zealand

Reservations only Freephone: 0800 8377223 | 0800TERRACE

Phone: +64 (0)3 752 0130
Fax: +64 (0)3 752 0190

Email: [email protected]