West Coast region

The narrow strip of land between the Tasman Sea and the mountains of the Southern Alps is known for the high levels of rainfall received by weather fronts arriving from Australia.  The harshness of the climate has created a unique landscape of lush rainforests, wild coastal rock formations and green pastures. 

It is in fact one of the only areas in the country where significant stretches of lowland forest remain.  Seen as a sort of time capsule, this area is how much of the country must have looked before human habitation 1000 years ago.  Two of the world’s most accessible glaciers are here, grinding their way through the forests in their relentless journey towards the sea.  The region boasts no less than five national parks which protect the environment for future generations.  The rivers of the West Coast are the only source of New Zealand’s precious pounamu (greenstone) which is made into jewellery and artworks of great beauty in the hands of expert carvers.  The rivers and lakes are also a rich source of brown trout and many happy hours can be spent in pursuit of this feisty fish.

 

West Coast accommodation, Lake Brunner and Franz Josef

For those en route to the spectacular West Coast why not stay in self catering accommodation. We have two options here.

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1 Bedroom Apartment

1 Bedroom Apartment

a fully equipped kitchen with oven, cooktop, microwave, pots, pans, crockery and utensils filtered water tap in kitchen separate bedrooms electric blankets on all beds dining area with table and chairs lounge area with two sofas, coffee table and 32" LCD flatscreen TV Sky TV with Sky Movies, Sky Sport, Discovery Channel, CNN and Disney Channel for our younger guests heat pump / air conditioning bathroom with beautiful large open tiled shower glass sliding door in lounge area opens to large deck area with seating all villas are non-smoking.
1 Bedroom Chalet

1 Bedroom Chalet

Perfect for couples or travelling companions, our one bedroom chalets offer all the luxury features of our 2 bedroom chalets.
   

 

Franz Josef Glacier

 

In Franz Josef Glacier the Glenfern Villas , nestled in a quiet country setting, are just a short drive to the glacier.  These comfortable modern villas have private decks from which to view the stunning surrounding mountains and rainforest. 

 

Only 3km North of the Franz Josef village, the luxury 2 bedroom chalet-style apartments at Franz Alpine Retreat are an excellent option for accommodation in Franz Josef Glacier. 

 

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