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    Brand new luxury Tree Houses, Lodges, and Huts available now.

Rainforest Retreat

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.

What we offer

Rainforest Retreat has something for everyone, no matter your budget.

Holiday Park

Drive in, park up, relax

The Retreat

Luxury in a stunning location

Flashpackers

Fun, friends and good times

Rooms & Suites

Choose from a variety of sizes and styles.

Deluxe Tree Hut

Studio Deluxe Tree Huts, privately nestled amongst lush rainforest.

from 300/night

Deluxe Tree Lodge

Studio Deluxe Tree Lodges, with large spacious decks so you can immerse yourself in nature.

from $340/night

Deluxe Two Bedroom Spa Tree house

Two bedroom raised Deluxe Tree Houses, that feature a large hot bubbly spa pool for unwinding and relaxation amongst the forest canopy.

from $500/night

Kamahi Tree House

Luxury for the whole family (or even two) in these two, three or four bedroom units. Fully kitted with kitchen and laundry.

from $395/night

Gecko House – 2, 3, 4 or 5 Bedrooms

The newest addition to our range of rooms. With interconnecting rooms you can have 2, 3, 4 or 5 bedrooms.

from $315/night

Rainforest Tree House

Spacious 3 bedroom ground floor family home

from $315/night

Tree Lodge

Tree Lodges have a private setting with large outdoor living areas surrounded by native bush.

from $275/night

Tree Hut

Cosy stand-alone log cabins that are raised up into the rainforest canopy with large private decks.

from $275/night

Gecko Cottage

A unique and secluded room in the “Gecko Village”

from $175/night

Park Motel

Studio motel with kitchen facilities and flat screen TV with Sky Digital and iPod/iPhone dock

from $175/night

Flashpacker Ensuite Room

Fitted with a queen bed, tea & coffee making facilities, fridge flat screen TV with Sky Digital and iPod/iPhone

from $105/night
Flashpacker Dorm Room

Ensuite Flashpacker Dorm

Ensuite rooms are fitted with a queen bed, tea & coffee making facilities, fridge flat screen TV with Sky Digital and iPod/iPhone.

from $36/night

Dorm Room

Includes linen and duvet, shared bathroom and kitchen facilities.

from $31/night

Powered Campervan Site

Individually situated powered and non-powered sites in lush rainforest with full use of all the on-site facilities

from $32/night

Rustic Comforts

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.

Unbelievable Beauty

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.

About Rainforest

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.

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Guest Reviews

My husband and myself have just returned home after spending the weekend at your beautiful retreat. We would like to thank you sincerely for your extremely generous hospitality, faultless customer service and outstanding room presentation. From the moment we arrived we were warmly greeted and made to feel special. The Deluxe Spa and Retreat unit with its own hot tub was absolutely a delight.
During the course of my previous career working with accommodation and tourism sites throughout NZ, I have inspected and stayed at many various accommodation properties in NZ and Australia and I must say yours certainly features up there with the best. The beautifully appointed and comfortable rooms were spotless, the bathroom facilities and provided toiletries were of an excellent quality and the extra complimentary drinks, breakfasts were a most appreciated finishing touch. The placement of the units is perfect giving a feeling of complete privacy as well as having superb views of the mountains.
On top of the beautiful location, your next biggest asset without a doubt are your staff. Nothing was too much trouble and any issues were dealt with quickly, unobtrusively and in a friendly and respectful manner.
Congratulations to you all on running a first class operation.

Sincerest thanks to you all once again for making us feel so welcome
Penny and James WPenny and James W
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