There is so much to see in Fiordland and around the Glaciers that a minimum 2 night stay is recommended at your choice of Fiordland and Glaciers accommodation. This remote part of New Zealand is best savoured at a slow pace and there are a good choice of places to stay in both Te Anau and the towns of Fox Glacier and Franz Josef. Te Anau offers travellers a range of accommodation from holiday parks and backpackers through to comfortable motels, hotels and luxury lodges. Home and farm stays offer country hospitality and individual attention to your needs along with picturesque surroundings. Self contained cottages within the holiday parks provide good value for money accommodation options for families and budget conscious travellers.
The accommodation in Te Anau takes advantage of the spectacular backdrop of Lake Te Anau, Mt Luxmore and the Murchison mountains and Milford Sound is just a 2 1/2 hour drive away. Fiordland and Glaciers tours depart by coach on a regular basis from West Coast, Queenstown, Christchurch, Dunedin and Invercargill to explore Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier. The mighty Glaciers of Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier can best be described as rivers of ice. These natural attractions have to be seen to be believed to experience their sheer size and volume.
The accommodation in Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier exudes the uniqueness of the area. There are charming bed and breakfasts offering large rooms, personalised service and all the comforts of home. Country cottages, alpine lodges and elegant homesteads make up a large portion of bed and breakfast styles. Hotels in Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glaciers are well appointed, offering superb mountain views, stylish rooms and good dining options. Selected hotels in the area also offer conference facilities, spa pools and locations within 5kms of the Glaciers. Motels, cottages and villas are nestled into the native bush and offer studios, units or luxury appointed apartments all set in beautifully landscaped grounds.
You’ll be able to out all about Fiordland and Glacier attractions and activities from your informative hosts. If you are a backpacker, independent traveller or exploring the country by motor home there are plenty of places offering budget style accommodation and camp sites. Open fires, libraries, bike hire and communal kitchens give the opportunity to meet fellow travellers in a warm and welcoming environment. Fiordland and Glaciers accommodation is designed to make the most of time visiting one of the most untouched and pristine areas of World Heritage attractions on the planet.