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Staying just one night will only be a tease! Holiday Park with the best kept secrets, 100% Pure NZ's nature on your door step. Ngarimu Walking Track, GLOW WORMS, hiking, fishing, kayaking, hunting, birdwatching, or just chilling out West Coast style!

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS FOR ALL TRAVELERS

Jackson's Retreat Alpine Holiday Park is the only Camping, Motorhome 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 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 come and enjoy or 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, FREE adult bike usage for guests,highchair, WIFI, DVD hire, 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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Modern, Large & Comfortable Kitchem, Dinning & Lounge

Modern, Large & Comfortable Kitchem, Dinning & Lounge

Modern Kitchen

Modern Kitchen

Beautifully Appointed Bathrooms

Beautifully Appointed Bathrooms

On-Site Walking Tracks to Quartz Mine & Glow Worm Waterfall

On-Site Walking Tracks to Quartz Mine & Glow Worm Waterfall

Glow Worm Waterfall

Glow Worm Waterfall

Inquisitive, Cheeky NZ Native Weka

Inquisitive, Cheeky NZ Native Weka

Powered, Non Powered, RV/Camper/Tent Sites

Powered, Non Powered, RV/Camper/Tent Sites

Large Comfortable Lounge

Large Comfortable Lounge

Large, Private, Stunning Views at all Camping Sites

Large, Private, Stunning Views at all Camping Sites

Birdsong to wake you

Birdsong to wake you

Amenities Block

Amenities Block

One or Many

One or Many

1980's True Kiwi Camping - Caravan sleeping 3

1980's True Kiwi Camping - Caravan sleeping 3

1980's True Kiwi Camping - Caravan

1980's True Kiwi Camping - Caravan

Kiwi Cabin - Sleeping 4

Kiwi Cabin - Sleeping 4

Stunning Private Tent/Non-Powered Sites

Stunning Private Tent/Non-Powered Sites

Undercover Tent Site - Great for wet days for any days

Undercover Tent Site - Great for wet days for any days

Perfec!

Perfec!

All snug as a bug

All snug as a bug

Undercover Powered RV/Camper/Tent Sites

Undercover Powered RV/Camper/Tent Sites

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: January to December 8:30am to 9pm or phone to arrange any special check in/check out requirements - we're here to accommodate your travel plans.

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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

    Under Cover Site - Motorhome, Caravan, Campervan, RV or your own Tent $55/day
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    Powered Sites

    Private, Spacious and stunning Views

    Powered Site - Motorhome, Caravan, Campervan, pitch your Tent or Park up your Car $46/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 $42/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.

    Self Contained Unit - Sleeping up to 8/ Persons $135/day
    Extra Adult $30/day
    Extra Child 0-10 years $20/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 $55/day
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    1980's Retro Caravan - True Kiwi Camping

    YesterYear Camping

    1980's Retro Caravan $90/day
    1980's Caravan $90/day
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    Kiwi Cabin

    Cosy cabin

    Kiwi Cabin - Sleeps 4 $90/day
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Jozef Pinkerton

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful spot. Had the place to ourselves. Super friendly staff and a great place to relax and explore. One of the best paid spots we stayed at. The little grocery store was very helpful.

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Andy Dearman

Ranking: 10/10

We loved everything about Jacksons. From the warm and friendly welcome to the nice touches like a grassed area with picnic table for each pitch. Lovely lounge with a cosy fire and good kitchen. Spotless toilets and showers - where a 6 foot 5 person can actually get under the shower without stopping too low! Laundry similar price to most sites. At $46 for 2 for a powered site we were really pleased, especially as there is little else around. The glow worm walk is great fun, be prepared to get wet and muddy (and lost - watch the signs and markers!).

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Yee Ling Teo

Malaysia

Ranking: 10/10

They are entitled 10 out of 10. Stayed in their kiwi cabin for a night, clean cozy room. Very impressed by their bed sheet matching. Comfortable colour that makes people feel good! The staff is helpful as well. Other than that they have also very clean & tidy kitchen and bathroom. We feel very relax to stay over there. Just too bad we can't join any activities during our stay because of rain. Hope we can go back next time!

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Belinda Clarke

Ranking: 10/10

Wow! Our last night was spent here on the way back to Christchurch and we wished we had a few more nights to stay longer. Great sites, amazing view of mountains. Kitchen/lounge area 5 star. Bathrooms/showers 5 star. Free hot water, untimed, well set out shower spaces. Very helpful staff. We walked to waterfall off the back of the property - which was spectacular and at night took the glow worm track into the rainforest as recommended on check in, and saw a massive display - just beautiful! By far our favourite stop on the South Island - don't miss it!

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Rebecca Lindsey

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Very convenient spot to stay for those about to drive Arthur's Pass. The location is beautiful, with glow worms nearby and lovely touches around the camp site like fresh flowers in the bathroom and fresh bread available for purchase in the morning. The kitchen and common area is very welcoming, though I did wish it had been kept a bit warmer on the rainy, chilly night I was there. We paid $44 for an unpowered site, not the best of values, and although we were able to do our laundry here it was costly! The additional charges for laundry, internet, etc. are why I rate this place an 8 rather than a 10 as it could certainly get if it were a better value. The showers are hot and free though, in very clean and beautiful bathroooms.
As for the glow worms, make sure each person in your party has their own individual (red-wrapped) flashlight, as it is DARK! I'm frankly surprised we didn't get lost, although I did almost lose my shoes to mud piles several times (as I mentioned, it was a chilly and very rainy night)...

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Peter Armstrong

Ranking: 9/10

Very friendly and helpful owner. Best showers we came across. At last a shower designer, who realised that the shower should become wet, but not the bit outside where you dry yourself. I would give this a 10 if my Wifi had worked (no 'phone signal here) and there were no sandflies. These tiny little b******s ruin your life - when you hit the West Coast take lots of Deet and lots of anti-itch stuff.

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Jason Perks

Ranking: 9/10

This place is great. Would have given it a 10 but the powered spaces were a little close together. Spot - nice spot but tight. Toilets/showers - excellent. Kitchen - very nice. Staff - very friendly. Wifi - excellent speed. View - not much to see from the spot we were at. You could see the mountains across the road Also - beautiful waterfall 20 minute hike right from site.

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Shelley Warkentin

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

This was a beautiful park - probably the cleanest one we experienced. It had a well equipped, warm, and inviting kitchen area and ultra clean showers.

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Victoria Strong

Ranking: 10/10

Wow! A 5 star property. Beautiful area, well laid out & decorated. Beautiful clean bathrooms & facilities cosy & inviting. Lovely.

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S Webb

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Loved the host, loved the location and the mountain / Rainforest views from our site, loved the clean bathroom, glass-fronted showers, the well-equipped kitchen, thehomely lounge with log burner, the free glow worm dells (you can make your torch glow worm friendly with their red acetate in the kitchen) and Waterfall track! The hosts even offer fresh bread for the morning, which you can order from the reception/store the night before! Stay here after Arthur's Pass/Lake Pearson/Lake Grasmere on way to Franz Josef! We stayed here the day we got engaged - happy memories!

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Andries Lubbe

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Great holiday park, no wonder that they have won so many awards!

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Rik Wiel

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful place, loved the waterfall and glowworms by night! Facilities are very clean and kitchen is perfect!

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Edward De Sousa

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Great place to stay. Facilities are impeccably clean and new. Great location and staff are very friendly.

Jacksons Retreat Campervan Holiday Park Products

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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

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