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Rainforest Retreat

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Deluxe Tree Lodge | Free WiFi, bed sheets
Outdoor spa tub
Outdoor spa tub
Outdoor spa tub

Overview of Rainforest Retreat

Rainforest Retreat

4.0 star property
4-star holiday park in Franz Josef Glacier with restaurant and bar/lounge

8.6/10 Fabulous

788 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Shared kitchen
  • Restaurant
46 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier, 7886

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Hokitika (HKK) - 95 min drive


  • Alice May Restaurant - 2 min walk
  • King Tiger Eastern Eating House & Bar - 3 min walk
  • Eighty Eight - 3 min walk
  • The Landing - 4 min walk
  • Snake Bite Brewery - 4 min walk

About this property

Rainforest Retreat

When visiting Franz Josef Glacier, Rainforest Retreat is a great choice to consider. Guests can indulge in massages, and Monsoon serves dinner. A bar/lounge, a sauna and a terrace are other highlights at this upmarket holiday park. The restaurant and breakfast get great marks from fellow travellers.


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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 87 units


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 9:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets stay for free


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site motorhome/coach/lorry parking (fees apply)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • BBQs

Travelling with children

  • Playground

What to do

  • Skiing nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


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


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • 2 hot tubs
  • Sauna


  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance


  • English
  • German

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch TV

Home comfort

  • Heating

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Monsoon – This restaurant only serves dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately NZD 12 to 30 per person

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Temperature checks are available to guests and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Rainforest Retreat offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Rainforest Retreat does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Rainforest Retreat?
As of 3 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Rainforest Retreat on 2 March 2023 start from NZ$259, including 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Rainforest Retreat?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Rainforest Retreat?
Yes, pets stay free.
Is parking offered on site at Rainforest Retreat?
Yes, there's free self parking. Motorhome/coach/lorry parking is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Rainforest Retreat?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Rainforest Retreat and nearby?
Have fun with nearby winter activities such as skiing. Soothe your senses in one of the 2 hot tubs or make use of other amenities, which include a sauna and a picnic area. Rainforest Retreat also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Rainforest Retreat?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Monsoon. Nearby restaurants include Eighty Eight (3-min walk), The Landing (4-min walk) and Snake Bite Brewery (4-min walk).
What's the area around Rainforest Retreat like?
Rainforest Retreat is a short 3-minute walk from Glacier Hot Pools and 9 minutes' walk from St James Anglican Church. Travellers say that this holiday park is in a good location.







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8/10 Very good

1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Christina, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Comfortable. Beautiful Surroundings. Great customer service. The restaurant was on site and food was good
Nasrin, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Christina, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

We booked as two families with kids (back in July for October) and the bunks beds were not made for the kids to sleep in, we had to make them. We got two different styles of rooms away from each other, yet could have been side by side (one family got a treehouse and one family was in the main 2-story block) . One room got a breakfast basket the other did not and yet we paid both the same price of $247 per family. The restaurant served us one drink during our dinner and were more interested in having the tour bus come in and do karaoke (at a very very loud volume) while other guests were still eating and we could hear the boom boom from our rooms after 10pm. Beautiful setting, pet friendly but overall not a great experience.
Rebecca, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Great locatio , within walking distancr to all restaurants, trips, helicoptor tours etc.
Malcolm, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Cynthia, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

James, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Location, privacy, charming, comfortable, and quiet. I’ve stayed here twice and will continue to recommend it.
kathryn, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

A wonderful private place. So lovely to be in a forest environment. A super place to stay.
Chris, 2-night romance trip
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