Rainforest Retreat

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

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Rainforest Retreat

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Deluxe Tree Lodge
Tree Lodge
Dinner served

Overview of Rainforest Retreat

8.6 out of 10 Fabulous
8.6/10 Fabulous

Property highlights

  • Pet-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
46 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier, 7886
Main amenities
  • 87 smoke-free accommodations
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • 2 spa tubs
  • Sauna
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Computer station
  • Front desk safe
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
Feel at home
  • Playground on site
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

Deluxe Tree Lodge

  • 45 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Single Bed

Bed in Shared 6-Bed Dorm (Shared Bathroom)

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Deluxe Tree Hut

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Bed in 4 - Bed Flash - Packer Dorm (Ensuite)

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Rainforest Tree House

  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Queen Bed and 4 Single Beds

Deluxe Two Bedroom Spa Tree House

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 King Beds


  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Single Beds

Gecko House

  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 Single Beds

Gecko Cottage

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Kamahi Tree House

  • Sleeps 8
  • 6 Single Beds

Deluxe One Bedroom Spa Tree House

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Sole Use of Budget Ensuite Room w/ Bunk

  • 9 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Single Bunk Beds

Double or Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Single Bed

Tree Lodge

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds

Budget Double/Twin Room

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Single Bunk Bed

Flash - Packer Double Room (Ensuite)

  • 9 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Tree Hut

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Single Bed

About this area

Getting around

  • Hokitika (HKK) - 117 min drive


  • The Landing Restaurant & Bar - Franz Josef - 3 min walk
  • Blue Ice Cafe - 6 min walk
  • Snakebite - 3 min walk
  • Full of Beans - 5 min walk
  • Monsoon Restaurant - 1 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.


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
  • Service animals welcome


  • 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

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills

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

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

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.


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

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

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.
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.
What's the area around Rainforest Retreat like?
Rainforest Retreat is a short 3-minute walk from Glacier Hot Pools and 2 minutes' walk from Westcoast Wildlife Centre.







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10/10 Exceptional

Overnight Road Trip
A wonderful stsy in the Gecko Cottage. Perfectly peaceful in the pungas and rain forest. Loved every minute and wished we could stay longer!
1-night trip with friends
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