Scenic Hotel Accommodation, Franz Josef Glacier

Winter Closure

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier will be closed for the 2024 winter season from 6 May until 1 October 2024 (including hotel restaurants and bar). We have two alternative accommodation options for visitors to the Glacier Country region; 5 Star luxury retreat – Te Waonui Forest Retreat (located just across the road from Scenic Hotel Franz Josef) or alternatively 3 star Heartland Hotel Glacier Country which is located 30 minutes from Franz Josef in the township of Fox Glacier. We look forward to reopening in the spring and welcoming visitors back to this amazing destination from 2nd October 2024.

Quality & Comfort

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier provides Free WiFi and a guest information and booking service will ensure that you can make the most of every minute you spend in the Westland region.

Our professional, friendly staff look forward to welcoming you and helping to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable. Your visit will be made even more memorable by the many natural wonders in the area. Just be sure to bring your camera!

Hotel Amenities

Reception Hours: 6.30am to 9.30pm
Check in time: From 2pm
Check out time: By 10am
Restaurant and Bar
Free Hi-speed Wi-Fi
Fireplace in the Moa Bar Lounge
Conference/Meeting Facilities
Free Car Parking
Tourist Information and Booking Services
Guest Laundry
Day Spa Amaia Luxury Spa
Bike Rental e-bikes for hire
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Hotel Location

In the heart of the village and edge of the Westland World Heritage Park, the Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier is only a breath away from the spectacular Franz Josef Glacier. Located right on State Highway 6 you can get to Franz Josef by either car or bus. The nearest regional airport is Hokitika – located 2 hours drive from Franz Josef.

Franz Josef / Waiau, New Zealand
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
36-44 Main Road
Franz Josef Glacier
Westland 7886
New Zealand

Explore the Hotel

4-Star Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier offers everything you need to be able to explore this dramatic region in style and comfort. With an exceptional restaurant, serving delicious West Coast fare, and the Moa Bar with its open fireplace, you are never without choice.

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Discover Franz Josef

The moment you arrive in the South Island’s West Coast, you step into what feels like another world – native and untouched and a wild contrast to New Zealand’s busier city life.

Franz Josef is a small village located on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand in Tai Poutini National Park. With a population of no more than 450, it may be small but there are plenty of amazing things to keep you occupied during your stay.

Franz Josef township is located 2 minutes from the Franz Josef Glacier, which is one of the most popular sights on the West Coast of the South Island. Its wild location provides plenty of opportunity for amazing experiences.

Discover the beauty of Franz Josef and its breath-taking landscapes at your own pace with our electric bikes, designed to make your journey not only convenient but also environmentally conscious. Hire for $15 per hour or $90 for a whole day.