Holly Homestead, Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers, New Zealand
Holly Homestead is a character 1920s home which now offers quality B&B accommodation with four guest rooms in the stunning Alpine setting of the glacier region. The cosy standard room has excellent views and a queen size bed, and there are two superior rooms, which are larger with a super king bed and timber panelling.
The recently renovated deluxe suite offers more space with a separate lounge as well as a super king sized hand-crafted rimu bed. Guests may make use of the guest lounge, dining room and laundry, and breakfast is served in the farmhouse style kitchen which offers superb Alpine views on a clear morning. Your hosts will be happy to help you plan your time in this scenic region and the homestead is a lovely place to relax at the end of a busy day.
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Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
This is a 30 minute scenic flight that will take you high above the spectacular scenery of both Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers, with views across to Mount Cook and Mount Tasman.
The Franz Josef and Fox glaciers are two of the fastest moving in the world, sometimes at a rate of up to 20m a year. This means that the terrain is ever-changing as crevasses close and new ones open so your guide leads you on an unplanned route which is a true adventure.
Join your crew at The Helicopter Line Officer, Main South Road to commence a heli hike tour. A scenic 10 minute helicopter flight takes you over Franz Josef Glacier to its icefall, where the helicopter lands and you start a two hour guided walk amongst its ice caves, pinnacles and seracs.