The Southern Alps (Kā Tiritiri o te Moana) - A Dramatic Backdrop
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Make your stay memorable at our scenic motel in the heart of Franz Josef

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Your home away from home
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Need a Short Winter Break? Franz Josef is the Place!

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Our studio unit comfortably sleeps 1-3 people with an open-plan dining area

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The 1 bedroom apartment easily suits 1-6 people and has extra sofas and chairs to accommodate

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1-2 people can relax in style and comfort with a luxurious super king bed

Our Services

Sky TV

Sky TV 50+ channels


Free WiFi


Guest BBQ


Car Parking

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Tour Booking Desk and Area Info

We have all the details on where you can go tramping, sightseeing, or just looking for some great sights to see

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All the Modern Conveniences

All our rooms come with Sky TV (WE WILL HAVE ALL Rugby World Cup 2019 MATCHES IN ALL OUR ROOMS!), alarm clocks, a telephone, electric heaters, irons and more.

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Space for Bicycles and Boats

We have designated storage space for bicycles and parking available for boat trailers

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Full Kitchenette in Every Room

All of our rooms include an impressive array of utensils, appliances, cookware, crockery, and hotplates

A Home Away From Home

58 on Cron is situated in the heart of Franz Josef.  With snow-capped mountains as a backdrop and surrounded by some of New Zealand's most beautiful rainforests and glaciers, experience awe-inspiring natural beauty, right from the front door of your cozy and comfortable room.

We have outdoor BBQ facilities and plenty of space.  Get on the glacier for a heli-hike, go sky-diving, kayaking, fishing, horse-back or ATV quad bike riding... whatever takes your fancy.  A great place to relax, unwind and have a great time - the perfect post-lockdown antidote!

With no crowds and magnificent scenery, this is the perfect time to gather your adventure gear
and load up the car and get outdoors!  

Revel in our great and diverse New Zealand countryside.

What should I know?

Do you supply breakfast?

We can supply a continental breakfast that can be ordered the night before. Our town restaurants and cafes offer superb cooked breakfasts and can also provide packed lunches for your tour or walk.

Do we need cold weather gear?

Franz Josef is in a rainforest, which means it can be very wet. We suggest that you bring a good, all-seasons wet weather jacket. During the winter months of June through October, you should bring warm winter clothing.

Note: All the tour operators supply the correct clothing and footwear for their activities.

Do you allow dogs at your motel?

Usually, pets and animals are not permitted at the Motel. Depending on the season, we may make an allowance. Prior approval needs to be sought before arrival.

We also suggest you read through the Department of Conservation’s policies on dogs within the Westland National Park.