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4.3 / 5Very Good
688 reviews

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Spa

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Glacier Hot Pools
    2 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Westcoast Wildlife Centre
    2 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Our Lady of the Alps
    7 min walk

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65 6415 5556
  • Studio

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Flash - Packer Double Room (Ensuite)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Tree Hut

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • Tree Lodge

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds
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  • Gecko Cottage

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Rainforest Tree House

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 6
    • 1 Queen Bed and 4 Single Beds
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  • Gecko House

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 12
    • 7 Single Beds
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  • Kamahi Tree House

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 8
    • 6 Single Beds
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  • Bed in 4 - Bed Flash - Packer Dorm (Ensuite)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
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  • Bed in Shared 6-Bed Dorm (Shared Bathroom)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
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  • Budget Double/Twin Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Single Bunk Bed
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  • Deluxe Two Bedroom Spa Tree House

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 5
    • 2 King Beds
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  • Deluxe One Bedroom Spa Tree House

    Room Amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Deluxe Tree Lodge

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Single Bed
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  • Deluxe Tree Hut

    Room Amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Sole Use of Budget Ensuite Room w/ Bunk

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Single Bunk Beds
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About this area

Franz Josef Glacier

Rainforest Retreat is located in Franz Josef Glacier. Our Lady of the Alps and St James Anglican Church are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include Glacier Hot Pools and Westcoast Wildlife Centre.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Glacier Hot Pools - 2 min walk
  • Westcoast Wildlife Centre - 2 min walk
  • Our Lady of the Alps - 7 min walk
  • St James Anglican Church - 9 min walk
  • Alex Knob - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Hokitika (HKK) - 95 min drive

Restaurants

  • Where to eat
  • Monsoon โ€“ Restaurant with a bar. Serves dinner.

About this property

Rainforest Retreat

Luxury holiday park with 2 spa tubs and restaurant
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free holiday park has a bar/lounge and a sauna. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk and a computer station are on-site. Holiday parks offer complimentary wireless Internet access and showers.
Rainforest Retreat offers 87 forms of accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors. This Franz Josef Glacier holiday park provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
2 hot tubs are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and public transport

Free self parking

Food and drink

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

Things to do

2 hot tubs
Playground
Sauna

Family friendly

Laundry facilities
Playground

Conveniences

Front-desk safe

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Daily housekeeping
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

English
German

Business services

Computer station

Outdoors

BBQ grill(s)
Garden
Picnic area
Terrace

Spa

Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
In-room accessibility

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Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bathroom

Shower

Food and drink

Shared kitchen

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Access via exterior corridors

Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM

Pets

  • 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

Diners Club
Mastercard
American Express
Visa

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between NZD 12 and NZD 30 per person (approximately)

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 are 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.

Property is also known as

  • Rainforest Retreat Motel Franz Josef Glacier
  • Rainforest Retreat Motel
  • Rainforest Retreat Franz Josef Glacier
  • Rainforest Retreat
  • 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
4.3

Very Good

5 - Excellent
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3 - Okay
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2 - Mediocre
33
1 - Poor
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4.3
Cleanliness
4.3
Service and Staff
4.2
Amenities
4.1
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

We stayed in a Gecko lodge, tucked away in a magical rain forest setting

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities

Great location. Friendly staff. Treehouse was functional and just made me feel special to be there. Lots of extra services.

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

2/5

  • Liked: Staff & service

Location good Bed very uncomfortable Noise loud at night room to small needs refrigeration

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

2/5

  • Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The property is definitely unique but one I would not stay in again, or recommend. Our cottage wasnโ€™t clean and the bathroom was incredibly small. This property is definitely better suited for young travelers.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

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