Rainforest Retreat Recognised in Top 1% of Hotels Worldwide

Rainforest Retreat Recognised in Top 1% of Hotels Worldwide

Rainforest Honoured with TripAdvisor’s 2024 Travellers Choice Best of the Best Award


We are overjoyed to announce an extraordinary milestone that marks a significant moment in our journey at Rainforest Retreat. With immense pride, we share that we have been awarded the 2024 Travellers Choice Best of the Best Award by TripAdvisor, a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence and the unforgettable experiences amidst nature we strive to offer our guests.

TripAdvisor, with its extensive reach of over 8 million listings globally, recognises less than 1% of its establishments with this honour. The Best of the Best Award epitomises the highest standard of service excellence and outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel platform. This accolade is not just a badge of prestige but a reflection of the dedication, passion and hard work invested by our team to ensure every guest’s experience is nothing short of magical.


Rainforest Retreat Trip Advisor Best Of The Best Hotels Award Badge

Thank You to Our Guests

This achievement is a direct result of the support and glowing reviews and this has fuelled our passion for delivering exceptional guest experiences. Your stories and feedback illuminate the path we tread, driving us to continually enhance our offerings. To each one of you who has shared a part of your journey with us, we extend our sincerest thanks.


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What Makes the Best of the Best?

The Travellers Choice Best of the Best Award is TripAdvisor’s highest honour. It is awarded based on the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and ratings specific to each award category over the year. From unparalleled hospitality, and unique accommodations nestled within pristine nature, to eco-friendly initiatives and commitment to environmental stewardship, our efforts have been recognised as embodying the pinnacle of travel excellence.

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Our Commitment to the Future 

Welcome To Rainforest Retreat

While we take a moment to celebrate this achievement, we are also reminded of the path forward. Our vision extends beyond providing a mere place to stay; we aim to offer a haven for reconnection with the natural world, fostering moments of peace, adventure and lasting memories.

Inspired by this recognition, we pledge to continue our pursuit of innovation, sustainability and excellence in hospitality. Whether it’s enhancing our eco-friendly practices, curating unique local experiences, or simply maintaining the beauty of our natural surroundings, we are committed to excellence in everything we do.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the heart of New Zealand’s Glacier Country, where the spirit of adventure thrives. Join us on this celebrated voyage, and become part of the unforgettable narrative that is Rainforest Retreat. Your award-winning getaway awaits.

Experience the enchantment of Rainforest Retreat first-hand and see why we’re among the best of the best.


Modern and Luxurious Individual Accommodations set amongst lush native bush.

Space and seclusion. Family Tree Houses and Lodge cabins, individually sited.

Comfortable Motel rooms, Dorm Rooms and Powered Campervan Sites


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