Immerse yourself in the spectacular mountains and bush of New Zealand’s West Coast. Rainforest Retreat is a unique destination with varied options to suit the budgets and needs of all travellers.
The beauty of the wild West Coast
Nestled amongst native bush and lush punga groves in Franz Josef village, Rainforest Retreat offers a varied range of accommodation, all built to embrace the natural environment. Whatever the season, you can explore the South Island’s glacier country and West Coast region from Rainforest Retreat. More than just accomodation, it’s a captivating experience.
Rooms & Suites
Choose from a variety of sizes and styles.
After a long day of paddling lakes, climbing glaciers, exploring forests or flying above the mountains, you may want to put your feet up in your warm, cozy room. Or perhaps come and relax by the fire in Monsoon and enjoy some delicious, well earned food and drink.
Situated in West Coast glacier country, Franz Josef inhabits one of the most breathtaking areas in the world. The Southern Alps tower above the village, which is surrounded by lush rainforest and bordered by the glacier fed Waihao River. Serene Lake Mapourika is just minutes away.
Rainforest Retreat offers premium Tree Houses, Tree Lodges, Tree Huts and Park Motel accommodation – all designed to embrace their surrounding environment and provide guests with a choice of either forest floor or mid canopy native bush views.
An Authentic Welcome
Besides it’s beauty the West Coast is known for the friendly hospitality of its locals. Rainforest Retreat and its partners pride themselves in making their guests feel right at home.