Our wild southern home

Rainforest Retreat is centrally located in the heart of Franz Josef Village on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Minutes from Franz Josef Glacier and within half an hours drive of countless local activities and scenic spots within the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area, Rainforest Retreat is the perfect base to unwind and discover New Zealand’s Glacier Country and the wild West Coast. You can read more about Rainforest Retreat and Franz Josef in our blog Whispers from the Rainforest.

Franz Josef Location

Rainforest Retreat is set amongst lush rainforest and punga groves on Cron Street in Franz Josef village, within minutes walk of the townships’ grocery store, souvenir shops, service station, coach stops, cafes & restaurants and tour & sightseeing services. If you would like the Rainforest Crew to organise any activity during your stay, then please email us and we will be delighted to help.

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