Franz Josef
in Westland District of West Coast, New Zealand

How to get there and get around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-43.389 and 170.182 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -43° 23' 20" and E 170° 10' 54"
Currency and Currency Code:
Dollar - NZD
Spoken languages:
English, Maori
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 06:20 PM (Wednesday)
Timezone: Pacific/Auckland
UTC/GMT offset: 12 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:37 am and 8:10 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
43.039 and -9.279 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Campos
References
This place on Wikipedia
This place on Geonames.org
Current travel safety evaluation for New Zealand in Australia and New Zealand

Safety Score: 3,4 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to New Zealand.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning New Zealand. Last Update: 2020-10-20 08:21:14

Delve into Franz Josef

Franz Josef in Westland District (West Coast) with it's 315 habitants is a town located in New Zealand about 276 mi (or 444 km) south-west of Wellington, the country's capital town.

Time in Franz Josef is now 06:20 PM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named Pacific / Auckland with an UTC offset of 13 hours. We know of 9 airports closer to Franz Josef, of which one is a larger airport. The closest airport in New Zealand is Franz Josef Aerodrome in a distance of 3 mi (or 5 km), North-West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

In need of a room? We compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

Since you are here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Greymouth, Christchurch, Dunedin, Invercargill and Richmond. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 12°C / 54 °F

Morning Temperature 6°C / 43 °F
Evening Temperature 11°C / 51 °F
Night Temperature 8°C / 46 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 59%
Air Pressure 1019 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 4 km/h (3 mph) from East
Cloud Conditions Scattered clouds, covering 35% of sky
General Conditions Scattered clouds

Thursday, 22nd of October 2020

13°C (56 °F)
9°C (47 °F)
Few clouds, light breeze.

Friday, 23rd of October 2020

14°C (58 °F)
10°C (49 °F)
Broken clouds, gentle breeze.

Saturday, 24th of October 2020

15°C (59 °F)
10°C (49 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.

Hotels and Places to Stay

YHA Franz Josef - Hostel

Address
0,1 mi
2-4 Cron Street
Franz Josef Glacier
New Zealand

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier

Address
0,2 mi
34 Cron Street
7856 Franz Josef Glacier
New Zealand

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


SCENIC HOTEL FRANZ JOSEF GLAC

Address
0,2 mi
STATE HIGHWAY 6
7856 Franz Josef
New Zealand

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Rainforest Retreat

Address
0,2 mi
46 Cron Street
Franz Josef Glacier
New Zealand

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Jag Escape Franz Alpine Retreat

Address
2,1 mi
2 Donovan Drive, Sh 6
Franz Josef Glacier
New Zealand

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Franz Josef Oasis

Address
2,4 mi
Franz Josef Highway 6
7856 Franz Josef Glacier
New Zealand

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Glow Worm Accommodation

Address
0,1 mi
27 Cron Street
7886 Franz Josef Glacier
New Zealand

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef

Address
0,4 mi
76 Cron Street
7856 Franz Josef Glacier
New Zealand

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


The Mueller

Address
1,7 mi
State Highway 6
7886 Franz Josef Glacier
New Zealand

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Franz Country House

Address
2,7 mi
70 Greens Road
7886 Franz Josef Glacier
New Zealand

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Franz Josef Glacier Hike

Published: November 23, 2014
Length: 17:59 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Zack Tamble

Our day trip on the Franz Josef Glacier located on the South Island of New Zealand. This was filmed during an adventure tour in July 2009. Enjoy!


New Zealand - Franz Josef and Fox Glacier Helicopter (Pt1)

Published: July 17, 2007
Length: 21:19 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Gary San

Lets Trek New Zealand - Day 15. Morning helicopter ride up to Fox glacier, passing over Franz Josef. We stopped half way to let a hiker off and then continued. It was amazing to see from...


harufrei: New Zealand/South Island/ Franz Josef Glacier

Published: September 23, 2014
Length: 03:44 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: harufrei

for further informations: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Josef_Glacier http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glacier please take a look to my channel @...


New Zealand Arthurs Pass to Fox Glacier (Part 5)

Published: October 05, 2013
Length: 41:43 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Nurettin Yilmaz

The Fox Glacier (Te Moeka o Tuawe in Māori) is a 13 km (8.1 mi) long glacier located in Westland Tai Poutini National Park on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. It was named in...


Franz Josef Glacier in New Zealand

Published: September 15, 2013
Length: 15:17 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: shubatori

Showing off beautiful mountinside in New Zealand.


Experience Franz Josef Glacier

Published: May 13, 2012
Length: 35:35 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: haydenhaugh

Just 300 meters above sea level in lush rain forests' you will find New Zealand's Franz Josef Glacier. Bella Vista Accommodation provide modern Studio and family accommodation in the heart...


Franz Josef Glacier Heli-Hike

Published: August 22, 2014
Length: 38:46 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Jason Perkins

Helicopter flight up onto Frank Josef Glacier. Followed by hiking across the glacier to see the ice pinnacles, crevices, tunnels and blue ice.


TripOfKoala - Franz Josef Glacier (New Zealand)

Published: October 09, 2014
Length: 08:42 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: TOK TripOfKoala

Heli hike at Franz Josef glacier, New Zealand.


Visiting Franz Josef Glacier New Zealand

Published: June 12, 2014
Length: 57:15 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Lost Under the Sky

Located in Westland National Park of South Island New Zealand, Franz Josef is one of the two most famous glacier which are easily accessible in the area. I was based in Franz Josef township...


Chopper Flight - Franz Josef, South Westland, New Zealand

Published: June 07, 2011
Length: 06:32 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Wildnewzealand Films

A draft version of a new movie out soon from Wildnewzealand Films..... a great flying adventure through the Southern Alps of New Zealand, flying from Franz Josef Glacier, South Westland with...


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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Westland District

Westland District is a political subdivision on the west coast of New Zealand's South Island. It is administered by the Westland Distgrict Council territorial authority. Its population is 8,900 (June 2012 estimate).

Located at -43.431, 170.155 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Westland District

Franz Josef, New Zealand

Franz Josef is a small town in the West Coast region of the South Island of New Zealand. Whataroa is 32 km to the north-east, and the township of Fox Glacier is 23 km to the south-west. State Highway 6 runs through the town. The Waiho River runs from the Franz Josef Glacier to the south, through the town, and into the Tasman Sea to the north-west. The population was 330 in the 2006 Census, an increase of 9 from 2001.

Located at -43.4, 170.183 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Westland District, Populated places in New Zealand

Callery River

The Callery River is a river of New Zealand. It lies mostly within Westland Tai Poutini National Park, and is a tributary of the Waiho River. The Callery flows west from the Callery Saddle for 12 kilometres before turning north to reach the Waiho close to Franz Josef township.

Located at -43.4, 170.183 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Rivers of the West Coast Region, Westland District, Westland Tai Poutini National Park

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capture of the webcam Franz Josef Glacier › West

Franz Josef Glacier › West, Franz Josef Glacier (source)

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FRITZ RANGE › South-East: Franz Josef Glacier, FRITZ RANGE (source)

capture of the webcam Franz Josef › North: SH6

Franz Josef › North: SH6, Franz Josef (source)

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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Waiho Gorge, Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef, WHO, Waiau