News & Specials
The Franz Josef Glacier was named after Emperor Franz Josef I of Austria by the German explorer,Julius von Haast in 1865.
The Māori name for the glacier is Ka Roimata o Hinehukatere ('The tears of Hinehukatere'), came from a local legend: Hinehukatere loved climbing in the mountains and persuaded her lover, Wawe, to climb with her. Wawe was a less experienced climber than Hinehukatere but loved to accompany her until an avalanche swept Wawe from the peaks to his death. Hinehukatere was broken hearted and her many, many tears flowed down the mountain and froze to form the glacier
Franz Josef Glacier itself was advancing until 2008, but since then it has entered a rapid phase of retreat. The combination of tropical rain forest and glacial ice is now even more impressive. Why wait? Book your trip to New Zealand's wonderful West Coast today and experience the majesty of our special place.
Come & experience the breath taking scenery of the Glacier region & Southern Alps. Spend the day exploring on the Glacier, or taking in a spectacular scenic flight. Visit the Kiwi Wildlife Centre & unwind in the Glacier Hot Pools. In the evening sit back, relax & enjoy a glass of New Zealand finest wine in our cosy guest lounge.
Westwood Lodge offers a complimentary booking service to all our guests, we would be delighted to advise & help arrange your time here in the Glacier Region.
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries or require further information regarding our special place.
Book Direct via our secure website we offer:
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No payment is taken at the time of booking. Payment is made upon check in.
See our bookings page for any last minute or early booking special rates.
These Special rates are only available on our offical website. Special Tariffs are subject to availability.
Winter Coach House Suite Special From NZ$265.00 Per Night
Winter Special rates sre offered for guests staying between the 1st June 2019 & the 30th September 2018 & are suject to availability.
- Accommodation for two guests in a spacious Luxury Coach House Suite with fantastic alpine, glacer & native garden views. Either Super King or Twin Single bedding option
- A delicious continental buffet breakfast & a cooked breakfast from our breakfast menu.
- Complimentary homebaked cookies & fresh fruit upon arrival
- Guest Robes
- Relax by the fire in our sumptuous guest Lounge / Bar & take in the fantastic Glacier & Alpine views . Or enjoy a game of snooker in our billiard room.
- Free Unlimited Wifi
- Free car parking
- Checkin Time - Between 2pm & 8pm
Check out - 11am
Winter Coach House Suite Room Only Special - NZ$205.00 Per Night - Non refundable
The Westwood Studio Room is offered for stays between the 1st June 2019 & the 30th September 2018 & are suject to availability.
•Accommodation for two guest in a spacious open planned Studio Room which has tea & coffee making facilities along with a small fridge
•Patio with Garden Setting
•Either Super King or Twin Single bedding option
•Complimentary Tea, Coffee & Milk in room upon arrival
•Free car parking
•Check in Time - From 3pm
•Checkout - Prior to 10am
This is a room only non refundable special tariff & does not include breakfast..
Please note our rooms do not have any cooking facilities & can accommodate a maximum of two guests only
Special Rates are subject to availability so book now to secure these special tariffs.