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Upper South Island and the West Coast Hotels

Franz Josef Glacier Country Retreat

  • State Hwy. 6
  • Lake Mapourika


  • Farm tours and animals
  • Salmon in the creek
  • Transfers to Franz Josef village are available on request


  • Well back from road
  • Some of the downstairs rooms are rather small

Updated 02/18/2014

Fodor's Review

Although this grand home was only built in 2005, it evokes a feeling of the past that climbs right out of the landscape. The owners are a local family and their heritage is very much a part of this place. The lodge is surrounded by a 200-acre working farm and backed by tall snowcapped peaks often shrouded in mist. It's only a five-minute drive into Franz Josef village. Breakfast is served in the dining room, which serves teas later in the day.

Hotel Information


6 kms north of Franz Josef, State Hwy. 6, Lake Mapourika, Westland National Park, 7856, New Zealand


03-7520012; 0800-3726956733

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 10 rooms, 2 suites
  • Breakfast

Updated 02/18/2014


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