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So Much to See So Much to Do - 1 Night isn't enough! Guests enjoy exclusive enjoyment of our Ngariumu Walking Track - 100% Pure NZ Native Rain forest, Waterfall, 1860's Quartz Mine site & your next nighttime adventure has to be to see our Glow Worm dells

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS FOR ALL TRAVELERS

Jackson's Retreat Alpine Holiday Park is the only Campervan, Caravan, Motorhome & Camping Park on the Great Alpine Highway 73 linking Christchurch on the East Coast with the ever changing and beautifully diverse West Coast & Glacia region.

Travelling from Christchurch you'll be crossing Arthurs Pass - the most spectacular pass in the South Island and your'll find us 33km's West from the township, the perfect place to stop for a night or several, is this your first night in NZ? welcome we hope you have a wonderful holiday and we would welcome you to enjoy our Park, or is this your last night in NZ? we hope you leave with many happy memories and we would love to be your last Holiday Park experience.

Set on fifteen acres of beautifully terraced 100% pure NZ Native Rainforest, extensive views of the mighty Taramakau River, snow capped mountains of the Southern Alps, Waterfalls and guests can enjoy exclusive access to our Ngarimu Walking Track.

MUST SEE......MUST DO......exclusive and only available to park guests

GLOW WORMS - your next night time adventure FREE for park guests - check out our Facebook page to see some exceptional photo's taken by campers.
NGARIMU WALKING TRACK - FREE for park guests - Waterfall, 1860's Quartz Mine site & Relics or just paddle in the crystal clear steams or take a dip in the waterfall's natural swimming hole.
100% Pure New Zealand native rainforest ready for you to explore and enjoy what nature has on offer.
Check out our night time sky the stars are amazing, crystal clear and seem so close you could touch them.
Bird watching, we have so many species of Native birds and their chorus in the morning will ensure you up early to catch that worm!

Our accommodation options are: Kiwi Cabin - Standard 4 Berth 1x Queen Bed + 2x Single (Bunk), Self-contained Unit - Sleeping 8 persons 3x separate bedrooms, 1980's Retro Caravan - 1x Double Bed + 1x Single/Settee, Powered Motorhome, Caravan, Campervan or Pitch your Tent & Non powered camp sites.

Exclusive to Jackson's and found no where else in New Zealand we also have our innovative Large Covered Barns each with private bays, fresh water, 240v power and a panoramic window to take in the alpine or river views while of course keeping you dry or shaded from the beautifully unpredictable West Coast rain forest weather, so park up your vehicle or you can rent our already pitched tents that are ready to go!

Camp facilities for all guests enjoyment include a Qualmark 5* modern Self-catering Kitchen complete with pots, pans, cutlery, and crockery, Large comfortable lounge and dining area complete with TV and log fire, Beautifully appointed spacious heated bathrooms with exceptional HOT FREE showers. We can also offer a large mobility access facility, coin-operated laundry facilities, washing line and pegs, FREE BBQ & Pizza Oven, FREE adult bike usage for guests,highchair, WIFI, DVD's available, and on-site dump/waste station.

Visit our Camp Pantry for your basic, or not so basic, camping supplies - order fresh home made bread, our own free range eggs, and also from our own tunnel house seasonal veges.

Jacksons are extremely proud of our awards, we welcome and thank you in advance for your comments and views. Winner of multiple Rankers Awards – voted by travellers like you.

Jacksons Retreat Alpine Holiday Park is located 33km west of Arthur's Pass, 33km due South of the township of Moana and the locally famous Lake Brunner which is full of the locals best kept secret – trout on your doorstep.

Don’t just spend a night, enjoy our beautiful park for as long as your travels plans can allow, get to know the locals – the very inquisitive and cheeky resident Wekas, and NZ native Kereru (wood pigeon), listen to the chorus of Bellbirds and Tuis and if you're extremely lucky our onsite Kiwis may take a peek at you from under the cover of darkness and a Kea or two might fly over your campsite!

Owners Darren and Toni welcome you and are here to help you plan your extended stay or day trip, or advise on local attractions. This unique holiday park is Supreme Winner of Rankers Traveller Voted Awards 3 years running.

Please ensure the Rankers discount voucher is presented on arrival for discounts to be valid. Discount is applicable to the Standard Site nightly tariff & is not applicable to additional guest charges.

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Email: info@jacksonsretreat.co.nz

Website: Jacksons Retreat Alpine Campervan Motorhome & Camping Holiday Park

Phone: (03) 738-0474

Phone (intl): +6437380474

Arthur's Pass Address:
4464 Great Alpine Highway 73, Jackson's, West Coast, South Island, New Zealand

Operating Season And Hours: Check In - 2pm to 9pm Departure Check Out - 10am Phone to arrange any special check in/check out requirements - we're here to accommodate your travel plans. Late Check in arrivals without prior arrangement will incur additional charges

150 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 12.

Scooper's avatar

Scooper

Ranking: 10/10

This place is “the bomb”. Absolutely the best place we stayed at on the South Island. Owner/manager was lovely and helpful, and kind to our kidlets - even gave them coins to throw into maori water spirit statue. The bathrooms were SPOTLESS - wish mine at home were that clean! They were also spacious and beautifully decorated. Owner/manager apologised because bathrooms were being used as unisex due to renos in mens. Was not a problem because of cubicle sizes. Excellent laundry. And everything is done with the environment in mind - for example, they compost the used hand towels, use this to grow vegies, and you can pick up some of their fresh produce in their little reception shop. We all loved going on a bush adventure and seeing the gloworms - stay here just for this bit! Big open playground, huge mountains all around. Spacious, pebbled parking spots. Simply brilliant. Stay here if you can.

Reviewed about 1 month ago and experienced in September 2018

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Jenny

Ranking: 8/10

Place as reviewed with the exception that we paid $48 p/n for two people on powered site in early May. We stayed 2days so that we would be able to sit in front of the fire and read or watch tv while it rained outside. Unfortunately, the fire wasn’t lit until about 3 pm and it had died down to embers by 7 pm. There was no firewood nearby to top up and all campers had vacated the area by 7 pm because it was so cold. There was no alternative heating source in the room. This was a disappointment to us as we had booked there due to the high reviews of the lounge and kitchen area.

Reviewed 7 months ago

Richard's avatar

Richard

Ranking: 9/10

Great campsite, make the effort to see the glow worms!

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Antony Lewis

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Stayed overnight here in April, a great site, very good reception on a very cold and windy night. Host was very welcoming. Excellent facilities very clean and plenty of room to prepare food and relax in the lounge. Good pitches plenty of room. Definitely one of the best.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Matt

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing campground. If I designed the perfect holiday park this is what it would look like. Well-manicured grounds, gravel surfaces that drain well in the rain, spacious configuration between spots, immaculate facilities, a cozy kitchen/lounge, showers with adjoined changing stalls with heaps of hooks, Kiwi’s serenading you to sleep, should I go on? Only bummer was that it poured the whole night we were there. There are hikes from the grounds that we would have liked to do and glowworm viewing in bushes around the grounds.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Antony Wilson

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice campground not too far from Arthur's Pass. Very helpful and friendly owners. The only negative was that the glowworms were not playing ball.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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S Becker

Ranking: 10/10

Wonderful campground with super clean and nice restroom facilities. Kitchen was big and clean as well. Nice walks right outside the campground that we unfortunately couldn’t go in bc of the rain but otherwise the surroundings are really beautiful

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Eversons

Ranking: 9/10

Great pitch size. Great views of the rainforest. Great walks on site. Huge lounge, wood burner, sofas, 4 cooking stations, pizza oven and barbecue. Showers big, strong and clean. Small shop. Lovely friendly staff. Weka wandering around. Fantastic first site!

Reviewed 8 months ago and experienced in January 2018

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Boguslaw MAKIELLO

New Caledonia

Ranking: 10/10

Ok, this is the most expensive place we found during our holidays, but we don't regret!
$50 for a powered site, like in some other campgrounds, but the wifi is really expensive ($6, but quite unlimited ). Of course you can sleep here without using internet.
A quiet place. There are only a few sandflies and it looked like paradise after some nights in hell because of these b*****.
Nice staff, little shop.
Very nice kitchen, very clean.
About the bathroom : I never seen that anymore. The bathroom is more clean than a never used one! Fresh flowers, unlimited showers, perfect!
Some nice walks here, to a lovely waterfall (and some longer walks too) into an incredible bush, very wet, with beautiful light, native birds.
Into the campground you can see glow worms at night, and if you walk to the creek with a red lamp at night you will see a wall of glow worms.
I recommend this place to all! In the middle of nowhere but it worth the stay

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Nathaniel Bond

Ranking: 10/10

More than just a campsite! Under cover tent pitches, forest walks, glow worms, private waterfall. Fantastic kitchen and shower block. Van sites on hardstanding with grass and shrubs between pitches.Friendly and well cared for. Think this is the best campsite I have ever been to!

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Bob

Ranking: 10/10

Worth paying a bit more to camp here for a bit of luxury after camping at basic sites ($22pp). Hot showers with no time limit, nice grassy areas to camp, big clean kitchen and communal area, book exchange, waterfall walk, and best of all Glow Worms at night!! The owner was also super friendly and helpful :-)

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Carl Elliott

Ranking: 10/10

We've lived and travelled the South Island for the past 2 years and this is by far the best camp site we've stayed in. No competition. You should stay here. Friendly peeps, clean and highly functional services, a surrounding to die for. I know that it may be slightly more than most places you pitch at, but treat yourself. It's worth it

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Helen Bond

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Possibly the best site we have ever visited. Pity about the "liquid sunshine", but it wouldn't be rainforest without it! Shower block was exceptional - spotlessly clean, hairdryers, flowers and carpets. Covered camping areas available, forest walks, glow-worms, waterfall. Good kitchen, reasonable size pitches and a friendly weka. What more could you want.

Reviewed 10 months ago and experienced in January 2018

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Under Cover Powered Sites

Shelter from the beautifully unpredictable West Coast weather in your Motorhome - Caravan - Campervan - RV - Pitch your Tent or even Park you Car

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Powered Sites

Private, Spacious and stunning Views

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Non Powered Sites

Situated in and around the upper terrace with exceptional views or tucked into the side of the Rain Forest

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Self Contained Unit - Sleeping up to 8 Persons

It's a get away from it all for 1, two or come with many and share.

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Under Cover Tent Site

Arrive in the pouring Rain, Tent is pitched and ready to Go

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Kiwi Cabin

Cosy cabin

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    Shelter from the beautifully unpredictable West Coast weather in your Motorhome - Caravan - Campervan - RV - Pitch your Tent or even Park you Car

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    Powered Sites

    Private, Spacious and stunning Views

    Powered Site - Motorhome, Caravan, Campervan, pitch your Tent or Park up your Car $50/day
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    Non Powered Sites

    Situated in and around the upper terrace with exceptional views or tucked into the side of the Rain Forest

    Non Powered Sites $46/day
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    Self Contained Unit - Sleeping up to 8 Persons

    It's a get away from it all for 1, two or come with many and share.

    "The Barn" Self Contained Apartment - Sleeping up to 8/ Persons $180/day
    Extra Adult $35/day
    Extra Child 0-12 years $25/day
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    Under Cover Tent Site

    Arrive in the pouring Rain, Tent is pitched and ready to Go

    Pitched & Ready to Go - Rain, Snow or SunShine $65/day
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    1980's Retro Caravan - True Kiwi Camping

    YesterYear Camping

    1980's Retro Caravan $110/day
    1980's Caravan $110/day
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    Kiwi Cabin - Sleeps 4 $110/day
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150 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 12.

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Scooper

Ranking: 10/10

This place is “the bomb”. Absolutely the best place we stayed at on the South Island. Owner/manager was lovely and helpful, and kind to our kidlets - even gave them coins to throw into maori water spirit statue. The bathrooms were SPOTLESS - wish mine at home were that clean! They were also spacious and beautifully decorated. Owner/manager apologised because bathrooms were being used as unisex due to renos in mens. Was not a problem because of cubicle sizes. Excellent laundry. And everything is done with the environment in mind - for example, they compost the used hand towels, use this to grow vegies, and you can pick up some of their fresh produce in their little reception shop. We all loved going on a bush adventure and seeing the gloworms - stay here just for this bit! Big open playground, huge mountains all around. Spacious, pebbled parking spots. Simply brilliant. Stay here if you can.

Reviewed about 1 month ago and experienced in September 2018

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Jenny's avatar

Jenny

Ranking: 8/10

Place as reviewed with the exception that we paid $48 p/n for two people on powered site in early May. We stayed 2days so that we would be able to sit in front of the fire and read or watch tv while it rained outside. Unfortunately, the fire wasn’t lit until about 3 pm and it had died down to embers by 7 pm. There was no firewood nearby to top up and all campers had vacated the area by 7 pm because it was so cold. There was no alternative heating source in the room. This was a disappointment to us as we had booked there due to the high reviews of the lounge and kitchen area.

Reviewed 7 months ago

Richard's avatar

Richard

Ranking: 9/10

Great campsite, make the effort to see the glow worms!

Reviewed 7 months ago

Jacksons Retreat Campervan Holiday Park is open for business… Visit Website …now's your chance to take a closer look.

Antony Lewis's avatar

Antony Lewis

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Stayed overnight here in April, a great site, very good reception on a very cold and windy night. Host was very welcoming. Excellent facilities very clean and plenty of room to prepare food and relax in the lounge. Good pitches plenty of room. Definitely one of the best.

Reviewed 8 months ago

Matt's avatar

Matt

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing campground. If I designed the perfect holiday park this is what it would look like. Well-manicured grounds, gravel surfaces that drain well in the rain, spacious configuration between spots, immaculate facilities, a cozy kitchen/lounge, showers with adjoined changing stalls with heaps of hooks, Kiwi’s serenading you to sleep, should I go on? Only bummer was that it poured the whole night we were there. There are hikes from the grounds that we would have liked to do and glowworm viewing in bushes around the grounds.

Reviewed 8 months ago

Avoid Camping Fines!

The only camping map where each location is approved by every regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

The Rankers Camping NZ app, is also in association with…

Antony Wilson's avatar

Antony Wilson

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice campground not too far from Arthur's Pass. Very helpful and friendly owners. The only negative was that the glowworms were not playing ball.

Reviewed 8 months ago

S Becker's avatar

S Becker

Ranking: 10/10

Wonderful campground with super clean and nice restroom facilities. Kitchen was big and clean as well. Nice walks right outside the campground that we unfortunately couldn’t go in bc of the rain but otherwise the surroundings are really beautiful

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Eversons's avatar

Eversons

Ranking: 9/10

Great pitch size. Great views of the rainforest. Great walks on site. Huge lounge, wood burner, sofas, 4 cooking stations, pizza oven and barbecue. Showers big, strong and clean. Small shop. Lovely friendly staff. Weka wandering around. Fantastic first site!

Reviewed 8 months ago and experienced in January 2018

Boguslaw MAKIELLO's avatar

Boguslaw MAKIELLO

New Caledonia

Ranking: 10/10

Ok, this is the most expensive place we found during our holidays, but we don't regret!
$50 for a powered site, like in some other campgrounds, but the wifi is really expensive ($6, but quite unlimited ). Of course you can sleep here without using internet.
A quiet place. There are only a few sandflies and it looked like paradise after some nights in hell because of these b*****.
Nice staff, little shop.
Very nice kitchen, very clean.
About the bathroom : I never seen that anymore. The bathroom is more clean than a never used one! Fresh flowers, unlimited showers, perfect!
Some nice walks here, to a lovely waterfall (and some longer walks too) into an incredible bush, very wet, with beautiful light, native birds.
Into the campground you can see glow worms at night, and if you walk to the creek with a red lamp at night you will see a wall of glow worms.
I recommend this place to all! In the middle of nowhere but it worth the stay

Reviewed 9 months ago

Award-2-24px Congratulations Jacksons Retreat Campervan Holiday Park

Rankers TravellerVoted Awards 2014 Camping Grounds / Holiday Parks Finalist

Nathaniel Bond's avatar

Nathaniel Bond

Ranking: 10/10

More than just a campsite! Under cover tent pitches, forest walks, glow worms, private waterfall. Fantastic kitchen and shower block. Van sites on hardstanding with grass and shrubs between pitches.Friendly and well cared for. Think this is the best campsite I have ever been to!

Reviewed 9 months ago

Bob's avatar

Bob

Ranking: 10/10

Worth paying a bit more to camp here for a bit of luxury after camping at basic sites ($22pp). Hot showers with no time limit, nice grassy areas to camp, big clean kitchen and communal area, book exchange, waterfall walk, and best of all Glow Worms at night!! The owner was also super friendly and helpful :-)

Reviewed 9 months ago

Jacksons Retreat Campervan Holiday Park is open for business… Visit Website …now's your chance to take a closer look.

Carl Elliott's avatar

Carl Elliott

Ranking: 10/10

We've lived and travelled the South Island for the past 2 years and this is by far the best camp site we've stayed in. No competition. You should stay here. Friendly peeps, clean and highly functional services, a surrounding to die for. I know that it may be slightly more than most places you pitch at, but treat yourself. It's worth it

Reviewed 10 months ago

Helen Bond's avatar

Helen Bond

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Possibly the best site we have ever visited. Pity about the "liquid sunshine", but it wouldn't be rainforest without it! Shower block was exceptional - spotlessly clean, hairdryers, flowers and carpets. Covered camping areas available, forest walks, glow-worms, waterfall. Good kitchen, reasonable size pitches and a friendly weka. What more could you want.

Reviewed 10 months ago and experienced in January 2018

Jacksons Retreat Campervan Holiday Park Products

Medium

Under Cover Powered Sites

Shelter from the beautifully unpredictable West Coast weather in your Motorhome - Caravan - Campervan - RV - Pitch your Tent or even Park you Car

Medium

Powered Sites

Private, Spacious and stunning Views

Medium

Non Powered Sites

Situated in and around the upper terrace with exceptional views or tucked into the side of the Rain Forest

Medium

Self Contained Unit - Sleeping up to 8 Persons

It's a get away from it all for 1, two or come with many and share.

Medium

Under Cover Tent Site

Arrive in the pouring Rain, Tent is pitched and ready to Go

Medium

Kiwi Cabin

Cosy cabin