Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier | New Zealand | If Only

Call Our Reservation Specialists: 0141 955 4000

Open Today: 00:00 - 00:00



The Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier is defined by awe-inspiring views of the mountains and the untouched forests of the Westland World Heritage Park. High quality, modern rooms are complemented by two great restaurants, a bar and private spa pools – perfect for weary hikers’ aching muscles.


Please Call For Pricing

0141 955 4000

At a glance

  • Luxury Hotel
  • 4 Star
  • 177 Rooms



The flexible, en-suite accommodation is made up of Standard Rooms, Superior Rooms and Superior Suites. Standard Rooms can accommodate up to four people and can be configured for guests’ convenience. Likewise, Superior rooms have flexible layouts but are larger and have a separate seating area while Superior suites have two queen-size beds and a separate living area with TV.



Breakfast and dinner are served in Canavans Restaurant, where the menu features west coast specialities with  focus on hearty fayre accompanied by excellent local wines and beers. The Moa Bar is the perfect place to unwind after a busy day of sightseeing. In the colder months there’s nothing quite like a roaring log fire, whilst when the weather is kind guests can be found on the balcony enjoying a drink in the evening sun.



For most the main attraction is Franz Josef Glacier, but deciding whether to hike up to this geological phenomenon or whether to enjoy an exhilarating helicopter ride to the glacier can be tricky! The West Coast region has plenty more to offer – from tree-top walkways and rain forest walks to jet boat safaris and skydiving.  Retire to the hotel after a long day of sightseeing and enjoy a soak in the private spa pools.



Head to the hotel’s sister property – The Te Waonui Forest Retreat – situated in the tranquil surroundings of the Te Waonui rainforest and home to the Amaia Luxury Spa. There guests can indulge in a range of revitalising therapies and treatments delivered by a dedicated team of professionals.


With a brilliant range of fun and educational activities such as the Glow Worm Walk and the West Coast Wildlife Centre, Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier is the ideal base for families exploring the West Coast region.

Getting There

Arrival Airport

Christchurch International Airport


Approximately 5 hours from Christchurch International Airport


There isn't a bad time to visit the South Island. The summer months (December to February) boast the best weather, while the cooler spring (September to November) and autumn (March to May) seasons are the ideal time to enjoy lots of the activities on offer. In the winter (June to August) head south to Queenstown hills for skiing and snowboarding.



Franz Josef Glacier