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Welly-Welly
Welly-Welly
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Reviewed on 12 Apr 2021
Clean and nice cozy accommodation
"Clean room with nice bed was all we needed."
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#27 Best Value of 41 places to stay in Franz Josef

Franz Josef Hotels Information

Hotels in Franz Josef

39

Hotels Prices From

HK$383

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Travel high season

Dec - Feb

Travel low season

Jun - Aug

High season avg price

HK$1,641

Low season avg price

HK$942
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Season
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Dec - Feb
Avg. price/night
HK$1,627
HIGHEST
HK$493HK$3,927
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-
Avg. precipitation
42mm
DRIEST
32 mm84 mm
Mar - May
Avg. price/night
HK$1,001
HK$493HK$3,927
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-
Avg. precipitation
61mm
32 mm84 mm
Jun - Aug
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HK$946
LOWEST
HK$493HK$3,927
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-
Avg. precipitation
63mm
WETTEST
32 mm84 mm
Sep - Nov
Avg. price/night
HK$1,455
HK$493HK$3,927
Avg. temperature
-
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48mm
32 mm84 mm
Price trend information excludes taxes and fees and is based on base rates for a nightly stay for 2 adults found in the last 7 days on our site and averaged for commonly viewed hotels in Franz Josef. Select dates and complete search for nightly totals inclusive of taxes and fees.

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  • Franz Josef Glacier
    Westland Tai Poutini National Park, renowned for its Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers and the beautiful walks from 5 minutes to 8 hours that you can do in this area to view these amazing ice features, native forest, wildlife and waterfalls. The track up the Glacier river bed is 5.4 km return via same track Suggested duration 1 hr 30 min •This track is sometimes closed due to ice collapse, flooding or landslides – check the latest track conditions and weather forecasts at the Westland Tai Poutini National Park Visitor Centre before starting your trip. •Always take warm and waterproof clothing as the weather can change rapidly. •Carry drinking water, insect repellent and sun protection. •No drones allowed.
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  • West Coast Wildlife Centre
    Lonely Planet voted the West Coast Wildlife Centre in the heart of Franz Josef as one of the 12 must see things to visit in New Zealand. This is the largest kiwi hatching facility in the South Island and the "must see" indoor all weather attraction in Franz Josef – home to the official hatching facility for the world's 2 rarest kiwis – the Rowi and Haast Tokoeka. See live kiwi during the day inside our nocturnal house, discover the interactive glacier attraction and West Coast storytelling areas or go behind the scenes on the “Backstage Pass Tour” and see live kiwi chicks and meet the friendly kiwi ranger staff. Numbers are very limited on the 30 minute Backstage Pass Tour so booking are highly recommended to avoid disappointment. The best shopping in Franz Josef can be found here inside the all weather facility -and enjoy free Wi-Fi in the cafe to keep connected to family and friends. Enjoy a coffee or a snack in the cafe – or pick up a pack lunch for your day of adventure. Open from 8.30am daily – 365 days. Set aside 1-2 hours for your visit. All tickets purchased are valid for 24 hours so you can come back and see the kiwi as many times as you like within that period !.
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  • Peters Pool Walk
    This fully-accessible walk winds through the rainforest to a small kettle lake, which was formed by ice melting amongst glacial moraine about 200 years ago. Enjoy the reflective views of the glacier and mountainpeaks in this tranquil setting. Getting there Drive or walk south from the Franz Josef Waiau township across the Waiho River bridge and turn left onto the Glacier Access Road or Te Ara a Waiau. Drive or walk for approximately 4 km to the car park at the end of the road.
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  • Roberts Point Track
    Starting from the Douglas Bridge, Roberts Point Track winds up the true right of the Waiho (Franz Josef Glacier) Valley, over ice-carved rock and across many side streams to a viewpoint high above the glacial ice. In around an hour the track opens out onto ice smoothed rock outcrops at Hende's Hut. This hut is unsuitable for overnight accommodation, but it does provide a sheltered lunch spot. The track climbs on through open scrubland to a suspension bridge crossing Rope Creek and continues steadily upwards to Roberts Point. The views from here are well worth the effort with the glacier, sheer rock walls, waterfalls and mountain peaks all visible. Time: 5 hr return from Alex Knob/Lake Wombat car park; or 5 hr 20 min return from glacier car park Distance: 11 km return from Alex Knob/Lake Wombat car park; or 12.3 km return from glacier car park Please contact the Franz Josef Visitor Centre for safety updates before attempting this track.
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  • Tatare Tunnels Walk
    After 10 minutes walk on a four wheel drive road, the track climbs gently then drops to a view of the scenic Tatare Gorge. The track then becomes steep and narrow for the short climb to the Tatare Tunnels. If you wish to explore the tunnels you will need a torch and a raincoat, and you may get wet feet – the water will be ankle deep. The track stops at the old wooden flume at the end of the first tunnel. Know before you go •Check the current track conditions and weather forecasts at the Westland Tai Poutini National Park Visitor Centre before starting your trip. •Always take warm and waterproof clothing as the weather can change rapidly. •Carry drinking water, insect repellent and sun protection at all times.
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  • Sentinel Rock Walk
    This short steady climb up a now bush-covered ice-scraped rock offers the most impressive views of the glacier and the Waiho River. Information panels at the viewpoint show dramatic photos of the glacial retreat, making it one of the best places to appreciate the power of the glacier. Sentinel Rock emerged from beneath the glacier in 1865 and is an example of how the glacial ice ground the hard schist bedrock into a Roche moutonnee or ‘rock sheep’. Since 1909 the glacier has retreated over 3 km and plants have progressively colonised where a veneer of rubble has been dumped over bedrock in the valley. Getting there Drive or walk south a short distance from the Franz Josef Waiau township across the Waiho River bridge and turn left onto the Glacier Access Road or Te Ara a Waiau. Drive or walk for approximately 4 km to the car park at the end of the road.
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  • Franz Josef i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
    Franz Josef Location i-SITE knows all the best things to do, places to stay and ways to get there. Plus they’ll take care of the bookings. Every person who works at i-SITE is a travel expert for their own home town, so they can help you to find the sort of activities, attractions, accommodation and transport that only a local would know. You can be sure that once you have experienced the latest and greatest of what one place has to offer, i-SITE will help connect you with their equally friendly i-SITE colleagues at the next stop on your journey. So whether you’ve come around the world or down the road you can rely on i-SITE for expert local knowledge and bookings throughout New Zealand. •Itinerary planning and information •Bookings nationwide - accommodation, transport, activities, attractions •Free maps, weather & mountain safety information •Local information - events, attractions, restaurants & more!
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  • Terrace Walk
    This easy walk winds a short way along the bush-clad terraces at the south end of the village. There is no access beyond the bridge due to a slip and you will need to return the way you came. Take a torch and explore this walk at night to see glow-worms in the forest, especially under and around large fallen trees alongside the track. Getting there The walk starts off State Highway 6, at the southern end of Franz Josef village near the 'Our Lady of the Alps' church on the left hand side of the road heading south towards Fox Glacier. The track entrance has a very small parking area, but there is plenty of parking in town just a short walk away.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Franz Josef hotels

Aspen Court Franz Josef, Rainforest Retreat, and Te Waonui Forest Retreat are some of the most popular hotels for travellers looking to stay near Franz Josef Glacier. See the full list: Hotels near Franz Josef Glacier.

Popular hotels close to Franz Josef Glacier Guides include Aspen Court Franz Josef, Rainforest Retreat, and Te Waonui Forest Retreat. See the full list: Hotels near Franz Josef Glacier Guides.

Popular hotels close to Christchurch Intl Airport include Airport Palms Motel, Commodore Airport Hotel Christchurch, and Airport Christchurch Luxury Motel & Apartments. See the full list: Hotels near Christchurch Intl Airport.

A few of the most popular hotels near West Coast Wildlife Centre are Aspen Court Franz Josef, Rainforest Retreat, and Te Waonui Forest Retreat. See the full list: Hotels near West Coast Wildlife Centre.

Aspen Court Franz Josef, Franz Josef Oasis, and 58 On Cron Motel all received great reviews from families travelling in Franz Josef. See the full list: Family Hotels in Franz Josef.