In the 2 ensuite guestrooms, oriental rugs and hangings combined with classic navy convey 'a touch of The Raj' through texture and design. They open onto courtyards landscaped with enormous boulders. Teas and plunger coffee, fruit and chocolate bowl, hairdrier, toiletries, bathrobes, telephone and books on the New Zealand environment are 'essential accoutrements' of wilderness here.
Breakfast selections and concoctions from organic produce are served in the diningroom upstairs, where antiques and the works of Canterbury painters are on display.
Ten horses graze the twenty hectare property, which has created wetland areas and is traversed by a private airstrip.
PO Box 10, Franz Josef Glacier, South Westland
Waiho B&B, Franz Josef Glacier, NZ
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