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Rainforest Retreat

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Deluxe Tree Lodge | Free WiFi, bed sheets
Tree Lodge | Free WiFi, bed sheets
Dinner served

Overview of Rainforest Retreat

Rainforest Retreat

4.0 star property
8.6 out of 10 Excellent
8.6/10 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Hot tub
  • Pet-friendly
  • Parking included
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
46 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier, 7886

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationWestcoast Wildlife Centre2 min walk
  • Popular LocationGlacier Hot Pools3 min walk
  • Popular LocationOur Lady of the Alps7 min walk

Room options

About this area

Franz Josef Glacier

Rainforest Retreat is located in Franz Josef Glacier. Waiho Hot Tubs and Glacier Hot Pools are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Te Wahipounamu and Lake Matheson. Westcoast Wildlife Centre and Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including skiing.

What's nearby

  • Westcoast Wildlife Centre - 2 min walk
  • Waiho Hot Tubs - 3 min walk
  • Glacier Hot Pools - 3 min walk
  • Our Lady of the Alps - 7 min walk
  • St James Anglican Church - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Hokitika (HKK) - 95 min drive


  • Monsoon Bar - 1 min walk
  • Snakebite - 3 min walk
  • The Landing Restaurant & Bar - Franz Josef - 3 min walk
  • Alice May - 2 min walk
  • Guzzi Takeaways - 3 min walk

About this property

Rainforest Retreat

4-star holiday park
You can look forward to a terrace, a garden and a playground at Rainforest Retreat. For some rest and relaxation, visit the sauna or 2 hot tubs, and indulge in a massage. Be sure to enjoy a meal at Monsoon, the on-site restaurant. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with laundry facilities and a bar.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Free self-parking
  • Continental breakfast (surcharge), motorhome/coach/lorry parking and a computer station
  • Luggage storage, tour/ticket information and smoke-free property
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the dining options
Room features
All 87 rooms offer amenities such as free WiFi. Guests reviews give good marks for the clean rooms at the property.
Extra amenities include:
  • Communal kitchens, heating and daily housekeeping


English, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out

Safety measures

Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Motorhome/coach/lorry parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–10 AM: NZD 12-30 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Restaurants on site

  • Monsoon

Things to do

  • 2 hot tubs
  • Playground
  • Sauna

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground


  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Computer station


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Massages


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have any lifts
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible (may have limits)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Heating


  • Towels


  • 32-inch TV

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets stay for free

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for continental breakfast: from approximately NZD 12 to 30 per person

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

We should mention

This property does not have any lifts

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Rainforest Retreat
Rainforest Retreat Hotel
Rainforest Retreat Hotel West Coast
Rainforest Retreat West Coast
Rainforest Retreat Motel Franz Josef Glacier
Rainforest Retreat Motel
Rainforest Retreat Franz Josef Glacier
Rainforest Retreat Campground Franz Josef Glacier
Rainforest Retreat Campground
Rainforest Retreat Holiday Park Franz Josef Glacier
Rainforest Retreat Holiday Park
Rainforest Retreat Holiday Park
Rainforest Retreat Franz Josef Glacier
Rainforest Retreat Holiday Park Franz Josef Glacier

Frequently asked questions

Is Rainforest Retreat pet-friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at Rainforest Retreat?

As of 30 May 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Rainforest Retreat on 1 Jun 2023 start from RM 326.76, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Rainforest Retreat?

Self-parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Rainforest Retreat?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Rainforest Retreat?

Checkout is at 10:00 AM.

Where is Rainforest Retreat located?

Situated in Franz Josef Glacier, this holiday park is steps away from Te Wahipounamu and Westcoast Wildlife Centre. Waiho Hot Tubs and Glacier Hot Pools are also within 5 minutes.




Rating 10 - Excellent. 423 out of 808 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 52%
Rating 8 - Good. 254 out of 808 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 31%
Rating 6 - Okay. 87 out of 808 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 11%
Rating 4 - Poor. 36 out of 808 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 4%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 8 out of 808 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Good


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
We really enjoyed the relaxing & peaceful vibe around the accommodation. The room was really lovely and having an on-site restaurant was great too!
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023

10/10 Excellent

Stephen, Scredington

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Really great time staying in the deluxe spa houses. Beautifully equiped and furnished, and loved having the hot tub out on the deck to use.
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

6/10 Okay


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We were there as a couple seeking rest at a quiet and zen "retreat" location with a SPA. The suite was big and clean, but the "retreat" was more of a summer camp full of teens partying in the SPA and all over the place. So we didn't use the SPA and stayed in the room. We were there for only 1 night. Also the opening hours of the reception are very limited. The checkout is at 10 and the reception opens at 9 when you want to visit the glacier at 8. So let's say it was just ok.

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The view of the glacier through the rainforest was very good! The area was very quiet, well appointed with practical amenities and a very short walk into town. The property had a full range of lodging options from camping up to luxury hotel room but the layout and the foliage made it seem like you were almost by yourself in the woods.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A beautiful place to stay up in the trees and close to nature.

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2023

6/10 Okay


Travelled with partner
Liked: Amenities
Location and unit size. We had a unit for somebody with a disability so configuration was a bit different. That didn't bother us but toilet had leaking sound, tv control needed new batteries, and sheets while I think clean had what looked like blood spots on sheet and pillow cases. Also a cleaner accessed our room when we weren't there - changed cutlery and emptied bins, but bed unmade and towels not replaced. There were not instructions that this would take place, and unmade bed not made (if something was on it) and towels not replaced (if not on the ground). We didn't know this. Also door very hard to lock. Service - only place we have stayed in New Zealand where reception staff were gruff
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023

6/10 Okay


Liked: Cleanliness
Aged units and appliances. Room smelled due to humidity and wood in the unit. No screens on windows and heat was too high so we had to open the windows to cool the room down which let bugs in. No freezer.

8/10 Good


Stayed 1 night in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent location and infrastructure! All in walking distance. Clean and very friendly staff especially at the check in reception
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2023