Alpine Glacier Motel
Make your Franz Josef accommodation the Alpine Glacier Motel, right in the township of Franz Josef on the West Coast of New Zealand and the closest motel to the Franz Josef Glacier. Enjoy spacious, well-appointed units nestled in idyllic West Coast surroundings with views of rain forest and snowy mountain peaks. Alpine Glacier Motel's has a 4 star Qual-Mark rating and all 24 units offer modern facilities, kitchenettes and car parking right outside your unit, many with relaxing double spa baths and spectacular views of some of our smaller glaciers in our beautiful Alpine vista. ZENBU wireless Internet is available from all our units. Alpine Glacier motel is a wonderful base for your adventure to New Zealand’s most beautiful glacier country, and is managed by locals with an extensive knowledge and experience of the area. Ask them about Franz Josef township’s friendly local restaurants, pubs and cafes and directions to the many other attractions in the area: kayaking, scenic flights, jet boat safaris, bird sanctuaries, adventure tours and much more.
About Franz Josef
Franz Josef Township is about 5 kms from Franz Josef Glacier, one of New Zealand’s natural wonders and sightseeing musts. Only 10kms from the ocean on the unique west coast of New Zealand’s South Island, Franz Josef town rests in cool green native bush at the foot of the towering Southern Alps. A New Zealand World Heritage area, Westland National Park has some of New Zealand’s highest peaks including the highest, Mt Cook (Aoraki). A unique and spectacularly scenic spot, Franz Josef is the perfect base for a myriad of adventure, entertainment and sightseeing attractions.
Base yourself at Alpine Glacier Motel and enjoy the many attractions and activities Franz Josef has to offer.
Air Safaris Scenic Flights Franz Josef - Take an exciting scenic glacier flight with Air Safaris from their base at Franz Josef Glacier within the Westland National Park - a fantastic South Island West Coast flightseeing attraction. Franz Josef Glacier Guides - Franz Josef Glacier Guides gives you the opportunity to experience the most spectacular glacier environment available to the general public anywhere in the world, offering a range of glacier hiking tours to suit all levels of fitness and ability. Glacier Country Kayaks - Enjoy unbeatable panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers reflected upon Lake Mapourika’s mirror-like water. You’ll also get up close and personal with some of Westland’s oldest untouched rainforest as we paddle our way through the protected habitat of the elusive kiwi. South Westland Horse Treks - Experience the beauty of New Zealand's Franz Josef Glacier country on horseback. This is horse riding in paradise with a stunning backdrop of mountain ranges and rainforest. Glacier Helicopters – Franz Josef - Franz Josef Glacier provides some of the most stunning ‘ice architecture’ of any Glacier in the world. Glacier Valley Eco Tours - Nestled in the middle of beautiful South Westland you will find New Zealand's own glacier country, home to spectacular glaciers, pristine rivers, primeval forests, towering mountains and unique wetlands. Let us take you to explore this area and all its natural beauty.