We stayed on a powered site for three nights at the beginning of November and then came back here a month later to stay another three nights. We have travelled around the whole of the outside of Australia and all of NZ and this is one of my favourite campsites. How it doesn't have 5 stars is beyond me. It costs $39 which is average for NZ. The facilities are very clean and there are plenty of them. They are in the process of building new ones, which will be fabulous when they're open. The kitchen is well equipped and clean. It's conveniently located for the town and just across the road are thermal spa baths which are well worth a visit. Also if you get the chance go and visit the Te Koha Gallery in town, beautiful unique jewellery but watch your credit card doesn't melt like ours nearly did! The site spaces are spacious and I would recommend asking if you can choose your own and head for number 24 if you like privacy and peace and quiet! This is one of the best campsites in NZ! A real treat to stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Deep In the heart of West Coast Glacier country, Rainforest Retreat is a rare find, with a range of accommodation set amongst lush native bush in Franz Josef township. Enjoy privacy and sanctuary in secluded cottages and tree huts, relax in the spas and sauna, dine out and have fun at the bar/restaurant, or just relish the bush setting and cook up barbecues with new friends. From luxury tree huts to backpackers rooms, Rainforest Retreat has accommodation to suit every style of traveller; from couples to family groups to young individuals on a budget. Rainforest Retreat provides excellent value and a special atmosphere; with a focus on superb service, cleanliness and a range of great facilities to satisfy all of our guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rainforest Retreat Hotel Franz Josef