Heartland Hotel Glacier Country

West Coast, New Zealand

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Heartland Hotel Glacier Country

Nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes of New Zealand's West Coast, Heartland Hotel Glacier Country stands as a serene haven for those drawn to the natural wonders of Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier. This welcoming hotel is perfectly positioned in the quaint township of Fox Glacier, providing guests with unmatched access to explore the awe-inspiring glaciers, lush rainforests, and the rugged coastline that defines this unique part of the world. The Heartland Hotel Glacier Country is dedicated to offering guests a comfortable and memorable base from which to embark on their adventures in Glacier Country. Whether you're here to tackle the hiking trails, take to the skies for a scenic flight, or simply soak in the natural beauty that surrounds, the hotel caters to all with its warm hospitality, cozy accommodations, and personalized service. Read More...

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About Heartland Hotel Glacier Country

Where’s the Heartland Hotel Glacier Country Located?

Positioned within close proximity to both the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers, the hotel is a convenient base for guests planning to explore these icy giants. Whether you’re looking to embark on a guided ice walk, enjoy a scenic helicopter flight, or explore the surrounding rainforests and coastal areas, Heartland Hotel Glacier Country puts you at the center of it all. Nestled on the West Coast of the South Island, the hotel is accessible by road from major cities such as Queenstown and Christchurch. The journey itself is a scenic adventure, with routes that wind through some of New Zealand’s most picturesque landscapes. For those preferring to fly, the nearest airports are in Hokitika and Queenstown, with rental car services available to complete the journey to Fox Glacier. Beyond the glaciers, the hotel’s location encourages exploration of the West Coast’s rich heritage and natural attractions. From the reflective waters of Lake Matheson, known for its mirror-like reflections of Mount Cook and Mount Tasman, to the wild beaches that line the coast, guests have a myriad of natural wonders to discover. The hotel’s strategic location not only offers easy access to hiking trails, wildlife viewing, and water-based activities but also serves as a stepping stone to the wider West Coast region. Day trips can take you to places like the Haast World Heritage Area and the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks, making Heartland Hotel Glacier Country the perfect base for your West Coast adventure.

Understanding the needs of modern travellers, Heartland Hotel Glacier Country offers a variety of amenities designed for comfort and convenience. This includes complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel, ensuring guests stay connected with loved ones and can share their adventures in real-time. On-site parking provides easy access for those exploring the region by car, while laundry services help keep guests’ adventure gear ready for the next day’s explorations. To help guests make the most of their West Coast adventure, the hotel’s knowledgeable concierge team is on hand to assist with planning and booking a variety of tours and activities.

Accommodations at Heartland Hotel Glacier Country

Catering to solo travelers, couples, families, and groups, the hotel ensures every guest finds a welcoming space to rest and rejuvenate. Guests can expect well-equipped rooms featuring comfortable bedding, ensuite bathrooms, complimentary WiFi, and tea and coffee-making facilities. Selected rooms also offer stunning views of the glaciers or rainforest, allowing guests to connect with the outdoors from the comfort of their accommodation. Understanding the needs of those traveling with children, the Heartland Hotel Glacier Country provides family-friendly accommodations. These rooms are spacious, offering extra bedding options and the convenience of having amenities that cater to younger guests. The hotel is also committed to ensuring all guests enjoy a comfortable and accessible stay. Rooms with accessibility features are available upon request, ensuring that every guest has a seamless and worry-free experience.

Dining at Heartland Hotel Glacier Country

The dining experience at Heartland Hotel Glacier Country is designed to complement the breathtaking natural surroundings of New Zealand’s West Coast, offering guests a taste of local cuisine in a setting that’s as memorable as the landscape itself. Emphasizing fresh, local ingredients and traditional flavors, the hotel’s Sir William Fox Restaurant & Bar satisfies culinary adventurers and comfort food enthusiasts alike. The hotel’s restaurant prides itself on a menu that blends traditional New Zealand cuisine with contemporary culinary techniques. Guests can expect to enjoy dishes that are both familiar and surprising, featuring local produce, seafood sourced from the nearby coast, and meats from the lush pastures of the West Coast. Start your morning with a hearty breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant, where you’ll find a wide selection of hot and cold options. From fresh fruits and cereals to cooked-to-order eggs and local specialties, breakfast at Heartland Hotel Glacier Country prepares you for a day of exploration and adventure. As the day winds down, the restaurant transforms into a cozy retreat where guests can enjoy sumptuous dinners in a relaxed setting. The menu changes seasonally to reflect the best of the region’s offerings, complemented by a selection of New Zealand wines that perfectly match the flavors of each dish.

Activities and Experiences in West Coast, New Zealand

Surrounded by some of the most spectacular natural wonders in the world, the the Heartland Hotel Glacier Country offers guests unparalleled opportunities to immerse themselves in the beauty of Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier, along with the rich biodiversity of the surrounding rainforests and coastlines. The crown jewels of the region, Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier, offer breathtaking experiences for all. Guests can venture on guided walks across these ancient ice masses, or for those seeking a thrill, heli-hikes and scenic flights provide awe-inspiring views from above, making for unforgettable memories. Travellers can also step into the lush rainforests near the hotel, where guided walks reveal the dense flora and unique fauna of the area. These excursions vary from leisurely strolls to more challenging hikes, catering to all levels of fitness and interest. The rugged landscape of the West Coast is perfect for adrenaline-pumping activities. From skydiving and paragliding for panoramic views of the glaciers and rainforests to jet boating and kayaking on the pristine waters of the region’s lakes and rivers, adventure is always just around the corner.

The West Coast is also steeped in rich Maori culture and history. Through partnerships with local guides and cultural groups, the hotel offers guests the chance to engage with the traditions and stories of the land, from captivating storytelling sessions to visits to significant cultural sites. For nature enthusiasts, the region around Heartland Hotel Glacier Country is a haven of biodiversity. Wildlife tours offer the chance to spot some of New Zealand’s most unique species in their natural habitat, including the elusive kiwi. Eco-tours to nearby sanctuaries and protected areas further highlight the hotel’s commitment to conservation and environmental education. For those seeking a more serene experience, the hotel’s location offers plenty of opportunities to relax and rejuvenate. Enjoy stargazing under the clear night skies, visit the tranquil shores of Lake Matheson for its famous reflective views, or simply take in the majestic scenery that surrounds the hotel. You can also check out our New Zealand travel blogs for more ideas!

Heartland Hotel Glacier Country

The hotel offers an unrivalled retreat for travellers eager to explore the two glaciers’ majestic beauty and nearby attractions. Whether you’re seeking adrenaline-fueled adventures, serene encounters with nature, or simply a peaceful haven to unwind, Heartland Hotel Glacier Country is your perfect base. Build your own West Coast holiday here, or check out some of the season’s best New Zealand holidays. If you want a bespoke New Zealand package, a romantic getaway, a group holiday with mates or just feel the need to brainstorm a holiday itinerary of your own. feel free to talk with our South Pacific Specialists – call us at 1300 991 751!

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