Waiho Hot Tubs  Franz Josef

West Coast
All year round. Check availability online

Legend has it that the river was formed from the tears of Hinehukatere, frozen in a glacier.

In ancient times, Hinehukatere was mountain-climbing with her beloved, Wawe, and witnessed him fall to his death. To this day, the Māori name for Franz Josef Glacier is Kā Roimata-a-Hinehukatere, or the tears of Hinehukatere. Relax and unwind in the soothing comfort of fresh, warm water and aromatic wood smoke. Enjoy your own private tub, nestled in a lush rainforest setting. The wood-fired hot tubs combine the soothing comfort of warm water with the unique atmosphere of wood smoke to give you an unforgettable experience. Relax for an hour or add on a package to dine or stay.



For more info visit:

Waiho Hot Tubs Franz Josef


Opposite Dept. of Conservation
64B Cron Street
Franz Josef Glacier


03 752 0009


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