ATM (money machine)

Need some cash? The only ATM (BNZ money machine) to be found on the West Coast (South of Hokitika and North of Haast) is in Franz Josef at the West Coast Wildlife Centre. Open 24 hours. There are no banks in this area.

Things to Do

After a visit to the West Coast Wildlife Centre, we recommend the following things to see and do in Franz Josef.

  • Go out on a kayak expedition with Glacier Country Kayaks (0800 423 262)
  • Have a meal at The Rainforest Retreat Monsoon Restaurant & Bar or at the Alice May Restaurant (03 752 0740),
  • Get that essential food and drink supplies at the Four Square Supermarket (03 752 0177)
  • Check out the White Heron Sanctuary Tours in Whataroa (around 30 minutes north of Franz Josef, 0800 523 456) and also Alpine Fault Tours in the same location is well worth a visit (0800 556 244)