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Franz Josef

Franz Josef is a small town with around 320 inhabitants, on the west coast of New Zealand's South Island. The town is most famous for being close to the Franz Josef Glacier, which is located about 5 kilometres away from the town.

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Franz Josef Photos

Looking up to the neve at the head of the Franz Josef Glacier
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Ice cave
Franz below blue skies
Franz Crevasse
Ice steps on Franz

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Guest Reviews

Glow Worm Cottages

Glow Worm Cottages

I like the long kitchen bench, here. ... more

Overall
4
Chateau Franz Backpackers

Chateau Franz Backpackers

Chateau Franz is in an ideal location pretty much in the centre of town. It offers free popcorn, bbq, movies to borrow and has a spa. It also offers a good internet connection point. We stayed in a double ensuit which was excellent value for money and couldn't have asked for more. ... more

Overall
5
Montrose Backpackers

Montrose Backpackers

ok types ... more

Overall
2

Franz Josef Discussions

  • A week in New Zealand - April 2012
    , I'd do a loop Christchurch - Lake Tekapo - Queenstown - Franz Josef glacier - Christchurch, spending ...

  • coach from greymouth to queenstown
    There's a connecting InterCity/Newmans coach at Greymouth, leaving 45 minutes after the TranzAlpine arrives. This'll take you as far as Franz Josef and/or Fox Glacier that day, and then the next day (or ...

  • treks in new zealand
    Hello Just wondered if anyone could offer some feedback on hiking tracks. I plan to do the milford/routeburn/kepler/abel tasman coastal/rakiura/hollyford/whanganui river journey/franz josef glacier(not in this order) What Im not sure is whether to do on my own or with a tour group, Ive done alot of day hikes ...

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YHA Franz Josef
85 %

YHA Franz Josef

2-4 Cron Street (Map) - Hostel
February 2013 review: Good to have been back in this hostel again.
Glow Worm Cottages
84 %

Glow Worm Cottages

27 Cron Street Franz Josef (Map) - Hostel
The cottages are clean with a funky decor. The kitchenette is basic, but is backed up with a great communal kitchen. There are lots of communal spaces to relax and meet other travellers.
Chateau Franz Backpackers
83 %

Chateau Franz Backpackers

8-10 Cron Street (Map) - Hostel
Chateau Franz is in an ideal location pretty much in the centre of town. It offers free popcorn, bbq, movies to borrow and has a spa. It also offers a good internet connection point.
Montrose Backpackers
82 %

Montrose Backpackers

9 Cron Street Franz Josef (Map) - Hostel
I didn’t like that there were no Electrical suckets in the rooms, and you had to leave your belongings in the hall way for it to charge.
Rainforest Backpackers

Rainforest Backpackers

46 Cron St. Franz Josef Glacier (Map) - Hostel