Rainforest Retreat

46 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park, South Island, New Zealand | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Franz Josef

Mountains everywhere

A travel blog entry by philiptempest

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Morning flight for the ice explorer was cancelled so got a few people together and went for a walk to the old mine tunnel and had to be back for 12 but again the wind was still to westerly and strong for landing. I walked down the street and found other company's still flying but only for scenic flights. Got 4 people together and booked it for 1pm …

Journey to Queenstown, Milford Sound & wine

A travel blog entry by lizg65

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(March 30 - April 2) I have enjoyed everywhere I have travelled but I have really loved New Zealand. The country is very scenic and the people are warm and friendly. It took me two days to travel down to Queenstown. The first leg was across the country on the Transalpine Train. We travel though the mountains. The beauty is astounding. I imagine …

Ice Ice Baby!

A travel blog entry by sbgibbons

Kaiteriteri was our next stop, a really cute little place right next to the beach, though the weather in the South Island has been getting a bit cold for any more sunbathing!

Nelson Lakes was one of the stops on the way to our overnight stop at Westport and it was by far my favourite. I remember seeing photos of this place online, …

Franz Josef to Wannaka

A travel blog entry by monkeybusiness

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We continued southwards down the west coast of New Zealand to a place called Franz Josef. This place is famous for its glacier walks and helicopter flights around the area. As Liam had been to this place before and the glacier walk was expensive only Steph signed up and Liam booked in for some more muscle flexing with the kayaking team.

"Uterus?"

A travel blog entry by twoinatent

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The Green Love Machine was all packed up and ready for the journey of her life! And with Sarah behind the wheel and Chris's dodgy map reading skills who knows where we would all end up!
Soon we were off (after two wrong directions before we'd even left Christchurch!), heading towards Arthur's Pass. The scenery was soon astonishingly beautiful …

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This hotel, located on 46 Cron Street, Franz Josef, is near Across Country Quad Bikes.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsRainforest Retreat Franz Josef

    Reviewed by lgodfrey3

    Rainforest retreat

    Reviewed Mar 14, 2014
    by (5 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Good 2 bunk beds, big kitchen, nice sunny spot, bar restaurant onsite, wifi global gossip.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by philiptempest

    Decent

    Reviewed Mar 14, 2014
    by (2 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Nice enough, clean and own bathroom.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by sophiesadler

    4 bed dorm

    Reviewed Mar 10, 2014
    by (2 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    The kitchen is pretty big but there is no oven.

    The 4 bed dorm is quite nice, the beds are comfy and clean and there's a TV with sky movies. It also has an ensuite which is okay but very small and not the cleanest. The shower only has one heat and it's very hot!

    $32 a night each. Nice atmosphere & good bar. Friendly resident dog & big fat ginger cat too!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by steffielou

    Not bad

    Reviewed Oct 12, 2013
    by (20 reviews) Bingley , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Great bar and restaurant but the room had no heater, the bunk beds had no safety barrier and the tumble dryers were broken and expensive!

    me, Sarah and Chelsea
    Westland National Park, New Zealand
    watching movies to get out of the rain
    Westland National Park, New Zealand

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by murtinz

    like a rainforest ;)

    Reviewed Sep 6, 2013
    by (4 reviews) , Germany Flag of Germany

    Nice spot, clean facilities and a hot pool. The price is right.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by eddim

    Well run backpackers

    Reviewed Mar 30, 2013
    by (44 reviews) Toronto , Canada Flag of Canada

    This place seemed like a revolving door with all the Stray, Kiwi and Contiki buses coming in and out daily but the staff were on top of their game to keep everything cleaned and organized. Decent dorm rooms, and there are flashpacker rooms for those wanting some pampering. Good size kitchen with everything you need. And a fun onsite bar and restaurant...what more do you need?

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by bertrandbde

    Great place

    Reviewed Mar 25, 2013
    by (2 reviews) Lyon , France Flag of France

    Free spa and good atmosphere

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by jshrives

    Great place

    Reviewed Feb 11, 2013
    by (6 reviews) Dorking , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Great food

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by christine13

    Nice place

    Reviewed Jan 18, 2013
    by (28 reviews) , Canada Flag of Canada

    Smaller rooms, tiny bathroom, shower only has hot water, a little too hot.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by debsndarren

    Lush rainforest setting...ran out of loo paper

    Reviewed Sep 26, 2012
    by (46 reviews) Leeds , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    The campervan sites were spread out amongst the rain forest, so it was a lovely setting. The kitchen had just hobs, no ovens, 2 x toasters and about 3 or 4 sinks. There was a lounge area and a few dining tables. There was a meter on the wall, so not sure if you needed to feed it to meter to watch the TV.

    The main toilet block for ladies had 2 showers and 3 toilets in it. There was a sign up saying additional toilet blocks could be opened if it was busy enough. The park was full the 2 nights we stayed there. We showered on an evening, in the mornings there were always queues for the 2 showers. On the second morning 2 of the ladies toilets were out of loo paper and had been since 6am. Maybe just an oversight.

    The site itself is in the town and over the road from the hot pools.

    Recommended.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by greatbigsummer2

    great location

    Reviewed Mar 12, 2012
    by (9 reviews) Auckland , New Zealand Flag of New Zealand

    great location, super handy to town. The people working there were great and helpful too

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by propyr_teidi

    Lovely!

    Reviewed Aug 30, 2011
    by (7 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Really relaxing, great facilities, really well-located

    Franz Josef Accommodation: Classy
    Franz Josef, New Zealand

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Rainforest Retreat Franz Josef

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

    Traveler Photos Rainforest Retreat Franz Josef

    Near Frans Josef
    Franz Josef, New Zealand
    watching movies to get out of the rain
    Westland National Park, New Zealand
    Franz Josef Accommodation: Classy
    Franz Josef, New Zealand
    Rivier van de gletsjer
    Wanaka, New Zealand
    01 - The Rainforest Retreat (hostel)
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    me, Sarah and Chelsea
    Westland National Park, New Zealand
    Rainforest Retreat
    Franz Josef, New Zealand
    35 - The Rainforest Retreat (my hostel)
    Franz Josef, New Zealand