Luxury Tree Hut in the Rainforest by Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand

Franz Josef Glacier, South Island (New Zealand)

Luxury Tree Hut in the Rainforest by Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand

1 unit
2 guest capacity
Shared Bathroom
Pets allowed
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Hosted by Oscar
  • Verified Host
  • Joined in 2017
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: Over 1 day
  • More than 20 bookings


  • Kid-friendly
  • Pets allowed
  • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
  • Barbecue
Set in a secluded spot surrounded by the lush verdure of a temperate rainforest, this luxury tree hut rental is located by Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand, and can accommodate two guests. Inside, guests will find one king-size bed and an en-suite bathroom with a rain shower and underfloor heating. Luxury linens, pillows, and towels are provided.

The hut also features a kitchenette with a stove top, a microwave, a toaster, a mini-fridge, and equipment for making tea and coffee. Other amenities include air conditioning, heating, Wi-Fi, an iPod/iPhone dock, Sky television, a hairdryer, a safe, a telephone, a desk, and a continental breakfast basket. Outside, they will find a balcony.


  • Twin/Single bed
  • Electricity
  • Water
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Cell service
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Linens and pillows
  • Television
  • Iron
  • Hairdryer
  • Parking
  • Safe box
  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Sink
  • Towels
  • Fridge
  • Coffeemaker
  • Tea kettle
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Lounge/Living room
  • Shared Jacuzzi/Hot tub
  • Shared Barbecue
  • Deck/Patio
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Sound system
  • Highchair
At the site, guests will find a large spa pool, a Scandinavian sauna, an all-weather barbecue area, Wi-Fi, a commercial laundry, a playground, a tour desk, 24-hour reception, free parking, and a general store, along with a restaurant and a bar featuring a lounge and a large fireplace.

At the restaurant, guests can choose from a variety of appetizers, tapas, gourmet pizzas, gourmet burgers, main courses, and deserts.

Guest Services

  • Front desk service
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/Pub
  • Spa
  • Sports equipment storage

Location + Surroundings

  • Movie theater
Surrounded by the lush vegetation of temperate rainforest trees and punga ferns in the heart of Glacier Country, this glamping site is conveniently located in the center of Franz Josef Village, New Zealand. Here, guests will be within a few minutes walking distance of the town's grocery store, shops, cafes, restaurants, sightseeing services, and tour companies, while also just being a few minutes from Franz Josef Glacier and within a half hour's driving distance to the many attractions and activities to be found within the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area.

The glacier is a part of Te Wahipounamu park, and together they form an official World Heritage Site, which is one of the most famous attractions in the region. Extending over seven miles and dating back more than 7,000 years, the glacier is truly a sight to behold—and guests can do so in a variety of ways, whether by guided or unguided hiking tour, ice climbing tour, or helicopter tour.

To the south, guest will find Westland Tai Poutini National Park, which contains 454 square miles of pristine forests, glaciers, tussock grasslands, lakes, rivers, wetlands, beaches, and snow-capped mountains. It is also filled with a wide-range of flora and fauna, including the rarest species of the already rare kiwi bird—the rowi—of which the only surviving natural population in the world can be found in Ōkarito Forest.

The site is also located eight minutes from Lake Mapourika (the largest lake in the region), 26 minutes from Fox Glacier, and half an hour from Lake Matheson. It is about 1.6 hours from Hokitika, 3.5 hours from Wanaka, and 4.5 hours from Queenstown, and five hours from Christchurch. The nearest airport is in Hokitika, and there is a train and bus route that runs from Christchurch to Franz Josef.


  • Swimming
  • Winter sports
  • Water sports
  • Biking
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Stand-up paddleboarding
  • Climbing
  • Fishing
  • Boating/Sailing
  • ATV/Quads/4x4
  • Wine tasting
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Wildlife watching
  • Safari/Game drive
  • Jeep tours

At Westland Tai Poutini National Park, guests can go hiking, bird watching, mountain biking, mountain climbing, hunting, kayaking, and canoeing. At Lake Mapourika, they can go picnicking, fishing, kayaking, and boat cruising. From skydiving to horseback riding, there are many more outdoor activity options to choose from in the surrounding region.

At Franz Josef Village, guests can shop, dine, and drink at a variety of cafes, restaurants, bars, and stores. Last, but certainly not least, they can visit Franz Josef Glacier and go on a variety of guided and unguided hiking tours, ice climbing tours, and helicopter tours.

Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: Flexible
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • Pets allowed
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days
Moderate: You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 7 days prior to check-in.

Additional Information

This site is smoke-free.

Pets may be accepted with prior approval from the host.

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