Things to do in Franz Josef

Franz Josef is an oasis for nature lovers, keen photographers and those who want extraordinary memories. 

Rain or shine, this tropical haven is bursting with unmatched scenery. So strap on your walking shoes and take to one or more of over 30 trails. 

For those that want an elevated experience, why not jump on a heli-tour or a skydive? After all that excitement, a hot tub soak might just be what you're looking for to ease the adrenaline. 

Franz Josef Accommodation

Staying overnight in Franz Josef is a wonderful way to experience everything this stunning destination has to offer. 

You'll find several options for accommodation in the centre of town. From affordable camping accommodations like Franz Josef TOP 10 Holiday Park to mini alpine lodges at Kahere Retreat and the luxury five star eco-resort - Te Waonui Forest Retreat.

History of Franz Josef

Franz Josef vs Fox Glacier

If you're planning your West Coast adventure and find yourself wondering, "Should I visit Franz Josef or Fox Glacier?", you're not alone! We've pulled together some of the top questions about Fox Glacier to help you plan your journey.

Getting to Franz Josef by train

Travel aboard the world-famous TranzAlpine train to Franz Josef with our South Island rail tours and short breaks.