Punga Grove Motel & Suites
A very warm welcome to Franz Josef Glacier and to Punga Grove Motel & Suites, located at 40 Cron Street, which runs parallel to State Highway 6, the main road of New Zealand’s South Island West Coast.
The West Coast is a magnificent place to visit — unique for its stunning Southern Alps backdrop facing the Tasman Sea and home to native temperate rainforest and blessed with a mild climate. And, of course, our village is the perfect base to explore two of the world’s most accessible glaciers — Franz Josef and Fox — which flow almost to sea level.
Our property is ideally located just a short stroll from the village restaurants and shops, the West Coast Wild Life Centre, as well as the Glacier Hot Pools complex where you can relax and unwind after a full day of activities.
Punga Grove is surrounded by well-established native bush and to take advantage of this, our rooms are designed with outdoor decks, sitting areas and conservatory windows to put you in the midst of the rainforest, where you can sit, relax and sip your favourite brew while feasting your eyes on greenery and listening for the native Kereru, Tui, Kea and other native birds. At night, you can hear tree frogs whistling in the forest.
We offer a great range of accommodation to suit your needs: from spacious studio units; executive studios equipped with gas fires and spa baths; one-bedroom and two-bedroom units, all with efficient, fully equipped kitchenettes for preparation of simple meals and tea.
40 Cron Street, Franz Josef, South Westland, 7856, New Zealand
At Punga Grove Motel & Suites, we are here to serve and ensure that you have a wonderful and memorable stay with us in Franz Josef. Set amongst native bush, our stylish rooms are designed with outdoor decks, sitting areas, conservatory windows to put you right in the midst of the lush rainforest — so sit back, relax and sip your favourite brew while enjoying the greenery right at your doorstep. Shops, cafes, restaurants, tour operators and the Glacier Hot Pools are all just a few minutes’ walk away.