A very warm welcome to Franz Josef Glacier and to Punga Grove Motel & Suites.
We are 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.
There is plenty to do and we have compiled a list on our Things to Do page. Please pop into Reception where we can provide you with information and assistance in making bookings and help in any way we can to let you get the most out of your time in Franz.
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.
The entire team at Punga is dedicated to ensuring a most comfortable and restful stay for all of our guests. If there is anything we can do to help, please do not hesitate to ask.
We look forward to meeting you at Punga Grove!