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Holly Homestead


2900 Franz Josef Highway (SH 6 – P O Box 35 )
Franz Josef Glacier 7856
South Westland
New Zealand

Phone number:

+64 3 752 0299

Fax number:

+64 3 752 0298

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Holly Homestead offers


The rimu timbers of this colonial homestead seem to whisper history. Built in 1926 for the Paganini family you can sense that the people who lived here lived well.

Your NZ born hosts Bernadine and Gerard have tenderly refurbished and extended the original farmhouse, staying true to the Arts & Crafts architecture while creating a boutique B&B.

Start your day early with a panoramic view of the Franz Josef neve from the breakfast table. Go exploring at your own pace and come home to a glacial sunset. Enjoy the guest lounge and a glass of port before retiring to your welcoming bed.

1 Deluxe Suite with super king bed
1 Superior rooms with super king/twin bed/s
2 Standard rooms with queen sized bed
All with private ensuite bathroom facilities.

Children 12+ welcome.

Conveniently located on Franz Josef Highway (also known as State Highway 6), approx 1.5km north of the Franz Josef Glacier township. Reference for car navigation systems is: 2900 Franz Josef Highway.

Nearby Activities…
Flightseeing, Scenic Attractions, Horse Treks, Walking/Trekking, Fresh Water Canoeing & Kayaking, Bird Watching

Nearby popular destinations…
West Coast, Franz Josef

From $205 to $430 per room per night.

  • Room 1 Standard With Queen Bed
    Queen size bed, superior single room or cosy double.
    Full breakfast included.
  • Room 2 – Superior With Super King Or Twin
    Superking (or two single beds on request). Stylish ensuite with heated black and white tiled floor.
    Full breakfast included.
  • Room 3 – Standard With Queen Bed
    Queen bed, single or cosy double. Smallest room with the best view of the mountains.
    Full breakfast included.
  • Room 4 – Deluxe Suite With Super King Bed
    Suite comprises private lounge, bedroom and bathroom. The bedroom has a handcrafted Super King bed made from native Rimu with matching side cabinets made in the Arts & Crafts style. The ensuite has heated towel rail, heated tile floor and shower & bath. The lounge has tea/coffee making facilities, small fridge and opens onto the upstairs communal deck with views to the mountains and sunset – clouds permitting!! BEST ROOM IN THE HOUSE.

c56_3HollyHostsG&BMarch08 005 (720 x 960)Your Hosts Bernie & Gerard ….”Team Holly” consists of Gerard & Bernadine (Bernie) Oudemans. Gerard & Bernie are both proud to be New Zealand born and bred “kiwis”. Gerard & Bernie set up Holly Homestead in February 2000, and enjoy meeting and hosting people from all over the world.

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