Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier, Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers, New Zealand
The Scenic Hotel Franz Josef consists of two distinctive wings featuring 130 Standard and Superior Rooms with multiple bed configurations. The hotel is conveniently located in the village of Franz Josef itself. All the rooms have telephones, tea and coffee-making facilities and hairdryers. The property also boasts a house bar, Canavans Restaurant and the Moa Bar, as well as four spa pools to soak in at the end of the day. This is a well-run and conveniently located New Zealand hotel that offers warm Kiwi hospitality and excellent facilities.
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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.