Address:2902 Franz Josef Highway, Franz Josef, West Coast, South Island
Out beyond the hurly burly of the township, is this park complex that enjoys views of the mountains that are breath taking. Around 100 powered sites are ranged around the rear of the property, away from the road and with that view. All are on hard stands with a grassed area between, and a picnic table, while tents are ranged on the grassed areas. Two blocks of facilities offer large open plan kitchen and dining areas, including highchairs, and plenty of windows to let in the view. The ablutions are modern and all are spotlessly clean, the laundry has the normal washer and dryer, but the added benefit of a tub as well. There is a covered BBQ area where you can sit and watch the children on the playground, but if the weather turns bad, the games room has a pool table, arcade games, and table hockey, while the TV room is right next door. All activities can be booked from here, including helicopter rides, or take a walk up Paganini Hill for a fantastic view of the mountains. Your friendly hosts are Melissa and Cameron Blanchfield. Tent sites range from is $42 for two adults, powered sites from $46 for two. Children aged three to 14 are $12, and two or under are free. Off season rates available.