The Story of Franz Josef Glacier – The Frozen Tears of Hinehukatere

Just behind the township of Franz Josef, nestled amongst the majestic Southern Alps, is the mighty Franz Josef Glacier. This enormous river of ice is always present. Whether it’s retreating or advancing, Mother Nature is always at work. Franz Joseph’s … Read More

1000th Review of Rainforest Retreat Reached on Tripadvisor

1000th Review on Tripadvisor We are pleased and honored to announce that here at Rainforest Retreat we reached a milestone above and beyond local standards by recieving our 1000th review online via Tripadvisor. Standing apart from our tourism peers, no … Read More

Which Glacier: Franz Josef Glacier or Fox Glacier?

Planning a visit to Glacier Country and wondering whether you should do a Franz Josef Glacier experience or a Fox Glacier experience? Don’t stress. If you’re staying at Franz Josef Glacier, you have two of New Zealand’s most incredible glaciers … Read More