The Retreat

Comfort and tranquility amongst lush rainforest.

Set amongst six acres of native bush in the heart of Franz Josef Township, Rainforest Retreat offers something truly special to its guests.
Choose from one of our unique houses, lodges and huts – all designed to embrace their surrounding environment and provide guests with a choice of either forest floor or mid canopy native bush views.
Our friendly and courteous team will ensure you have an amazing stay and enjoy the best experience the West Coast has to offer.

Tree Houses

Our two tree houses, Rainforest and Kamahi, are spacious and comfortable family homes in 2, 3 or 4 bedrooms. All have lounges with TVs with Sky Digital, a DVD player, a selection of board games, a dining room, and a kitchen and laundry with a washing machine & dryer. All queen bedrooms have a TV with Sky Digital and iPod/iPhone docks.

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Gecko House

Featuring everything you need and a great view, the Gecko House is situated within the Gecko Village, a secluded area of Rainforest Retreat sharing gardens and a hot tub between its 10 rooms. With a variety of sizes they have great flexibility to suit your group.

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Tree Lodge

Private air-conditioned studio units with a king bed or a queen and a single bed, an en-suite bathroom, kitchen facilities, a spacious balcony, and a TV with Sky Digital and iPod/iPhone dock.

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Tree Hut

A cosy log cabin with a king and a single bed, en suite bathroom, facilities for making continental breakfast, and a TV with Sky Digital and iPod/iPhone dock.

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Gecko Cottages

Unique and secluded rooms in the Gecko Village, these 1940’s forestry workers huts have been given a modern makeover. Each studio cottage features a king size bed, a TV with Sky Digital, tea & coffee and breakfast making facilities and a small bathroom. Our Gecko Cottages are situated within the Gecko Village, a secluded area of Rainforest Retreat that shares gardens and a hot tub between its 10 rooms.

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Deluxe Tree House

From December 2017.  Supremely spacious and stylish two bedroom raised Deluxe Tree Houses, privately nestled amongst lush rainforest with large outdoor decks that feature a large hot bubbly spa pool for unwinding and relaxation amongst the forest canopy.

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Deluxe Tree Lodge

From December 2017.  Spacious and stylish studio Deluxe Tree Lodges, privately nestled amongst lush rainforest with large spacious decks so you can immerse yourself in nature.

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Deluxe Tree Hut

From December 2017.  Charming and stylish studio Deluxe Tree Huts, privately nestled amongst lush rainforest.

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