Welcome to Glacier Country! Nestled in the heart of the Tai Poutini Westland National Park and only a 7-minute drive from the Franz Josef township, our brand new little cabin in the paddocks offers stunning views of the Southern Alps and ample privacy in a rural setting. Relax after a fun day of hiking and sightseeing while enjoying our spectacular West Coast sunsets, listening to the native birds, stargazing on the deck or simply being lulled by the rain.
“This place is amazing! We love being a little bit secluded to soak in the surroundings, and this is just that. Right next to lake matopouri for amazing sunsets and kayaking. The cabin is immaculate, lovely style, warm, and cosy. Smart TV and board games for bad weather. The continental breakfast was a lovely touch too. Throughly enjoyed our stay here and would 100% recommend to anyone 😊”
Welcome to our newly built, modern units in the heart of Glacier Country. We have furnished these units with comfort and style in mind to provide a relaxing getaway for anyone visiting the West Coast.
“Amazing stay! Clean, warm and stylish. Close to town but far away enough to have privacy. Woke up with amazing views of farmland and mountains behind us. Accessibility was great, walking up a ramp rather than staircase. Overall a wonderful stay. Host was prompt with replies! Great communication”
Gecko Cottage is a part of Rainforest Retreat that tucked away in a secluded area in the heart of Franz Josef village with a wide range of activities nearby. It offers rustic accommodation with a modern twist hosting up to 2 people! It’s a fantastic place to unwind, recharge, and discover! Maximum occupancy – 2 people.
“Absolutely loved our stay here. Private hot tub only a few seconds from our room which was amazing! So peaceful and quiet and we were over the moon to receive 2 free breakfast hampers! Even washed up our dishes when we were out for the day. Have honestly never received such amazing service in the 3 years we have been travelling. Very comfortable bed, huge room and great coffee and tea selection. Excellent value for money will definitely be back 😊”