58 On Cron Motel was established in 2006.

We get our name from being Number 58 Cron Street in Franz Josef. Cron Street runs parallel to State Highway 6, the main road of New Zealand’s South Island West Coast.

We are ideally situated just a short stroll into the main village business hub, surrounded by native bush enabling privacy of guests in a tranquil, relaxing setting. Those exhausted from travel may wish to have a warm relaxing soak in the Glacier Hot Pools Complex directly opposite the Motel or meet the rare Rowi Kiwi at the West Coast Wildlife Centre, a 2 minute walk away.

Though relatively new, 58 On Cron Motel has well-established native rainforest bush gardens surrounding the complex. Our guests can relax and enjoy the Kereru, Tui, Kea and other native birds that visit the garden. At night, you can hear the tree frogs whistling in the rainforest and the local kea population squawking when they head into town as it becomes cold in the Alpine forest areas.

The complex has 16 units in total and each unit has a unique configuration. We have Studio units, King Studios, Spa Studios, and for families and groups, we have the spacious 1-Bedroom units and 2-Bedroom Units.

Your Hosts

Alex Halcrow and her team look forward to greeting you on your arrival and assisting with your Glacier Region Experience. Having been in Franz and with 58 on Cron for several years now, Alex has a wealth of knowledge and treasured gems to share to ensure your experience will be safe, enjoyable and memorable.

Alex will be more than happy to recommend and assist you in choosing activities and tours to suit your interests and abilities. You can book your activities prior to arrival to ensure your place. All activities are weather-dependent and you are not charged until you go. Most operators supply the equipment needed.