A steady climb through regenerating native bush to the summit of Mount Manaia rewards you with breathtaking views of the...
Cape Foulwind Walkway. © Miles Holden
Franz Josef Glacier
Spacious, clean and comfortable units situated in established gardens with impressive views up towards the Southern Alps.. . . . More . . .
The bottom left-hand corner of our little country, South Westland, is a world-renowned UNESCO World Heritage area. Read the story . . .
Fox Glacier Holiday Park & Motels has ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS TO SUIT ALL NEEDS. These include park motels, self-contained units, cabins, 14-room lodge, power sites and . . . More . . .
Do what the locals do in Westland. Read the story . . .
An exhilarating treetop adventure among temperate rainforest giants. Experience life with the birds high in the ancient Rimu and Kamahi tree canopy. . . . More . . .
Like an unfurling, white dragon, the Franz Josef Glacier flexes and curves between steep-walled valleys. Māori named it Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere – tears of the Avalanche Girl. Read the story . . .
PRIVATE, QUIET, SPACIOUS AND LUXURIOUS. Here at Annabelle Motels, you cannot help but relax, unwind and enjoy your time here in our beautiful town.Our motels . . . More . . .
Westland Tai Poutini is an area of majestic primaeval vistas: snow-capped mountains, glistening glaciers, forests, lakes, rivers and wetlands... Read the story . . .
Luxury accommodation in Fox Glacier with mountain views from every room of Mt Cook and Mt Tasman.Designed with large glass frontages for the best views . . . More . . .
Māori knew about the glacial defile between the coastal flats of South Westland and the high tussock-land surrounding the southern lakes from their expeditions in search of pounamu. Read the story . . .
Franz Josef Glacier
Franz Josef Glacier, found in the stunning Westland National Park, is one of the most spectacular glaciers in this region. Combine an awesome scenic helicopter . . . More . . .
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Fed by two lagoons and the Waiho River, the Waiau Glacier Coast Marine Reserve forms a protective buffer for these waterways and wetlands. Read the story . . .
Get it all in one place! You want comfortable, inviting and modern accommodation? Great service? Great location? Freebies? New Zealand at it's most spectacular? Welcome . . . More . . .
Walk or cycle through bush from Franz Josef township to the Franz Josef Glacier car park. Read the story . . .
Quiet location adjacent to the beach. Inground swimming pool (seasonal) self-contained motel units and cottages campervan parks and standard cabins. Childrens play area - short . . . More . . .
If you find yourself on the West Coast in a reflective mood, you’ll also find you’re in good company. Read the story . . .