Facilities & services

  • 177 rooms and suites
  • Restaurant
  • Bar


  • Glacier hikes
  • Helicopter rides

Located on the edge of Westland World Heritage Park, and a short walk from one of New Zealand’s most spectacular natural phenomenons, the Scenic Franz Josef is the perfect place from which to explore this beautiful part of the country.

The 177 rooms and suites are split between two wings, the Douglas and Graham wings, and are simple, bright and spacious. Some come with private balconies. Start your day right with a hearty breakfast at the Canavans Restaurant, then return in the evening for delicious local fare, served alongside New Zealand’s world-famous wine.

After a day on the ice, there are few better places to rest your feet than the Moa Bar. Named after the twin Moa statues that are an iconic feature of the property, you can grab a drink and relax in front of the fire or out on the balcony when the warmer weather arrives.

Guests will also enjoy use of the spa at nearby Te Waonui Forest Retreat, which is just a few minutes’ walk away.

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West Coast and the Glaciers

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