Perfect for exploring Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers

Set at the edge of Westland Tai Poutini National Park, this well-appointed hotel is an ideal base from which to explore Franz Josef Glacier. It is also just a half an hour drive from Fox Glacier.

Choose from two restaurants offering à la carte and buffet options with an emphasis on local dishes such as West Coast whitebait, Westland lamb rump and Whataroa home-smoked chicken breast. Views from The Glasshouse Restaurant provide a beautiful backdrop to your dining experience. Unwind in one of the hotel’s four spa pools or indulge in quality wines at The Rata bar. The hotel is also in close proximity to the only indoor ice climbing wall in the Southern Hemisphere!

Popular local activities include guided glacier walks, heli-hikes, eco rafting, bush walks, kayaking and horse riding.

3 stars
Dec - Mar
25½ hours (not including stopover time)
At the edge of the Westland World Heritage Park and adjacent to the relaxing Glacier Hot Pools. Just a short walk from local restaurants and shops.
Approx. 5 hours from Christchurch and 4½ hours from Queenstown.


  • Restaurants & bars

2 restaurants, lounge bar

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