Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
Superbly located in the heart of New Zealand’s spectacular Glacier Country, moments from the Southern Alps and the World Heritage Westland National Park in the South Island, Westwood Lodge is a luxury, boutique-style lodge with a warm and relaxed atmosphere, excellent service and superb alpine views. This charming and tranquil lodge is built from timber to reflect the West Coast forest environment. Offering bed & breakfast accommodation, the lodge is an idyllic base from which to explore the area. It doesn’t accept children under 12.
Set in a delightful bush garden, six stylish and spacious suites, split between the log-cabin style main lodge and the Coach House, offer views of the forest or mountains. Each room features super-king beds, stylish bathrooms with underfloor heating, cosy electric blankets and all-modern amenities.
Start your day with a lavish continental and cooked breakfast before you head out to explore the area. There are plenty of unique experiences to keep adventure-seekers busy. Scenic flights, heli-hikes, kayaking, whitewater rafting and climbing Franz Josef Glacier are just some of the thrilling activities on offer. There are also hot pools nearby. Back at Westwood Lodge, unwind in front of the huge log fire, enjoy the views from the conservatory or play a game of billiards.
Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Franz Josef Glacier into a greater New Zealand or Australasian holiday. Take a look at The Finest of New Zealand’s North and South Islands as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.
Westwood Lodge Information
- Location:Franz Josef Glacier, 5 hours 30 minutes drive from Christchurch.
- Accommodation:Six suites.
- Facilities:Lobby, restaurant, log fire, conservatory, billiards.
- Activities:Mountain biking, scenic flights, heli-hikes, kayaking, whitewater rafting, climing the glacier, nearby hot pools.
- Weather:Summer is between November and early February. Winter is from June through to August.
- Children:No children under 12.