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Westwood Lodge


Nestled in the heart of New Zealand’s spectacular Glacier Country, seconds away from the majestic Southern Alps and the World Heritage Westland National Park; this bed and breakfast lodge is an ideal place to unwind and explore Franz Josef Glacier.

Set in a beautiful bush garden, the lodge offers well-appointed bed and breakfast accommodation with views of the West Coast’s rainforests and the mountains of the Southern Alps. The grounds have been landscaped West Coast style with lots of rocks, native plantings and complimented with rhododendrons, spring bulbs and flowering shrubs.

The lodge is near the Westland National Park and Franz Josef Glacier, offering stylish accommodation for up to 12 guests in six rooms, each with en-suite facilities. Relax in the comfortable lounge away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and enjoy the friendly atmosphere.

Franz Josef in New Zealand Glacier Country is an ideal place to stop on a West Coast journey. It is central to any itinerary between northern and southern South Island along the West Coast. Westwood Lodge itself is situated just 1 kilometer from the bustling center of town and easily accessible by car (with plenty of parking available) or by a pleasant 15 minute walk along a designated footpath.

Just two minutes north of the village of Franz Josef on New Zealand’s rugged and beautiful west coast, this lodge is set in rural surrounds with views of native rainforest and the Southern Alps.

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Room Information

This is an exceptional part of the world, to be enjoyed more deservingly from the comfort of this outstanding bed and breakfast accommodation, in the heart of Glacier Country. All suites include electric blankets, electric heating, under floor heating in the en suite bathrooms, robes, hairdryers, tea and coffee making facilities.

Main House Suite

These suites feature Super King Beds, en suite bathrooms, large open tiled shower and French tub.

Coach House Suite
These suites feature Super King Beds (or twin/twin options), en suite bathrooms, superb alpine views, large open tiled shower.

Main House Grand Suite
These suites feature Super King Beds, en suite bathrooms, large open tiled shower and French tub, separate lounge, garden setting with alpine views.
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Things To Do

From scenic flights to heli-hikes, eco-tours and a range of water sports activities- New Zealand’s stunning West Coast is buzzing with adventure activity throughout the year.

Quad Bikes: Drive through riverbeds, rainforest, grassland, sand and glorious mud! 2-seater ATV Quad Bikes are the ultimate way to view it all.

Helihike Franz Josef: 
Combine an awesome scenic helicopter flight over the glacier, with a unique guided walk.

Glacier Valley Eco Tours: Guided Eco Tours of Franz Josef/Fox Glacier's or Lake Matheson.

Okarito Nature Tours: 
Rental and guided kayaking trips on the beautiful Okarito lagoon.

Glacier Helicopters: 
Choose from a variety of trips around the glaciers and Aoraki/Mount Cook. All with snow landing.
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Price Guide

$ = Up to $100
$$ = $100 to $199
$$$ = $200 to $349
$$$$ = $350 to $599
$$$$$ = $600 +


Price per person, per night.