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Franz Josef B&B, Homestay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $280 to $350 per couple
5 kms drive from Franz Josef township and 10 kms drive from the glacier.
Address: 26 Greens Road Franz Josef
Hosts: Julie Wolbers and Jonathan Crofton
Directions: We are 5 kms north from Franz Josef on the corner of Highway 6 and Greens Road. Traveling south: We are 25 kms past Whataroa, on the right hand side of the highway. Traveling north: We are on the left hand side of the highway 5 kms from Franz Josef.
Enjoy panoramic views of the forests, glaciers and mountains of Westland National Park from your room. The grounds at Ribbonwood are specially landscaped to provide habitat for New Zealand's native birds. Ribbonwood is uniquely situated in a quiet rural landscape, a few minutes drive from the village and ten minutes drive from the glacier.
Hosts Jonathan, a wildlife ranger and Julie, international school teacher are experts on history and ecology of the glacier region.
We are passionate hikers and bird watchers who can show you the best places to visit. We have several excellent restaurants nearby that offer free transport. Our modern home and cottage feature free WiFi, tiled bathrooms and cork tiled floors (no shoes inside please - we do supply you with complimentary slippers.)
At Ribbonwood you will find friendly, personalised advice. We cater for just a few guests at a time because we want you to feel completely at home.