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Rainforest Retreat is centrally located in the heart of Franz Josef Glacier township on the west coast of NZ’s South Island.

Nestled in six acres of native bush and surrounded by lush punga groves, Rainforest Retreat offers a wide range of accommodation – all built to embrace the natural environment.

Whatever the season, explore New Zealand’s glaciers while staying at Rainforest Retreat. It’s not just accommodation
… it’s an experience!

We are committed to sustaining and promoting the environmental health of this beautiful part of the world.
For more details check out Our Environment Care Plan.


immerse yourself in the spectacular view of mountains and bush scenery of New Zealand's west coast. Rainforest Retreat offers a unique getaway with options suited to various budgets and needs of the world weary traveller.