Welcome to Glacier Country! Nestled in the heart of the Tai Poutini Westland National Park and only a 7-minute drive from the Franz Josef township, our brand new little cabin in the paddocks offers stunning views of the Southern Alps and ample privacy in a rural setting. Relax after a fun day of hiking and sightseeing while enjoying our spectacular West Coast sunsets, listening to the native birds, stargazing on the deck or simply being lulled by the rain.
“This place is a true gem. Drove in on a rainy evening to the most inviting little cabin. The whole place is so thoughtfully designed. The bed was comfortable, the shower was hot with great pressure, WiFi worked perfectly, and so on. They provided a lovely continental breakfast. It wasn’t the perfect night for stargazing, but the stars were still magnificent! I couldn’t believe how vibrant they were even with such a bright moon. Places like this are the reason why I love Airbnb. The hosts are excellent, and have put a lot of thought into making your stay comfortable. I wish I had the blueprints, so I could build this cabin for myself! 10/10!”
If you're looking for a unique and cozy hideaway to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Fox Glacier, you'll be absolutely wrapped in our newly built Shepherds Hut. Tastefully decorated in a vintage style theme you'll be able to enjoy a quiet drink in your own private garden and be entertained by our lovely farm animals. An idyllic spot for honeymooners and tired travelers alike. You will be provided with a continental breakfast and a lot of local knowledge to ensure a great stay in Fox.
“We were so pleased that we booked our overnight stay at the Shepherd’s Hut. Perfectly set up for a couple, the hut had everything you could possibly need. The bed is extremely comfortable with a beautifully soft and warm doona ensuring a great night’s sleep. The breakfast Kirsty provided was delicious and very thoughtful, and we loved meeting the animals. If you’re travelling and missing your dogs, Rosie will certainly give you that doggie ‘fix’. We would definitely recommend staying here.”
With a touch of luxury in our modern cottages and a huge covered deck to relax and enjoy the amazing views of the snow covered Main Divide and Melchior Glacier, why wouldn't you want to stay at Te Awa Cottages.... Free wifi, air conditioner & heat pump and plenty of parking space right outside your cottage. We are located only a 2 minute drive or a 30 minute walk from Franz Josef Township.
“This sparkling clean, apparently almost new, and comfortable cottage was perfect for my wife and me. We loved the views from the porch and the extra space to relax. The location was perfect! Plenty of privacy and an amazing mountain view but still only 5 minutes from town. The WiFi worked very well and was fast enough for us to stream video. Even though it says in some comments that cellular service may not be available here, I had no problems. The cellular connection was always good. We would definitely recommend this cottage and will stay here again sometime when we come back to the area”