Flowing almost to sea level into the dense rainforests of Westland National Park, the Franz Josef Glacier is the steepest and fastest flowing glacier in the world. Spend a day exploring it with an experienced guide or take a helicopter flight with breathtaking views of the glacier and Mt Cook. Great eco-tourism tours available. Glowworms only a short distance from the hostel.
Features: Qualified for site visit stage of Tourism Awards 2003. Comfortable and modern with a warm atmosphere and a rain forest in the back yard. Recently refurbished, this hostel offers double, twin (9 with ensuites) and family rooms, all with heaters. Spacious, fully-equipped kitchen, free video nights, bike storage, drying room, TV lounge, pool table, sauna, internet and coin operated laundry available. No banking between Hokitika and Wanaka. Note: Ensuite rooms incur additional costs.