Jacksons Retreat Campervan Holiday...



170 Rankers Reviews

45 Face-to-Face

15 Camping Grounds

18 Dump Station

6 Arthur's Pass


Modern, Large & Comfortable Kitchen, Dining & Lounge
Amenities Block
On-Site Walking Tracks to Quartz Mine & Glow Worm Waterfall
Inquisitive, Cheeky NZ Native Weka
Birdsong to wake you
Modern Kitchen
Locally designed "Up cycling" sculptures around the Park
Glow Worm Waterfall
One or Many
1980's True Kiwi Camping - Caravan sleeping 3
1980's True Kiwi Camping - Caravan
Beautifully Appointed Bathrooms
Stunning Private Tent/Non-Powered Sites
Undercover Tent Site - Great for wet days for any days
All snug as a bug
The Barn Accommodation - Large Lounge, Dining + Log Fire
Powered, Non Powered, RV/Camper/Tent Sites
Stunning Park views
The Barn - Picnic + BBQ + Southern Alps
Night Sky
Glow Worm adventure - exclusive to park guests only
Kiwi Cabin - Sleeping 4


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


Jackson's Retreat Alpine Holiday Park is the only Camper van, Caravan, Motor home & Camping Park on the Great Alpine Highway 73 linking Christchurch on the East Coast with the ever changing and beautifully diverse West Coast & Glacial region.

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…


Feature Value Info


South IslandCanterburyArthur's Pass


  • Dump Station
  • Camping Grounds

Operating Season And Hours

Check In - 2pm to 9pm
Departure Check Out - 10am

Phone to arrange requirements outside the above times - we will try to accommodate your travel plans.
Access to the Park is closed after 9pm
Early check in arrangements will incur charges.





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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

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    Powered Sites

    Private, Spacious and stunning Views

    Powered Site - Motorhome, Caravan, Campervan, pitch your Tent or Park up your Car

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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

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    Self Contained Unit - Sleeping up to 10 Persons

    The Barn

    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 10 Persons


    Extra Adult


    Extra Child 0-12 years

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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

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    "The Moa Cabin"

    Moa Cabin

    Standard cabin sleeping 4 guests

    Moa Cabin


    "The Moa Cabin"

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    "The Kiwi Cabin"

    Standard cabin sleeping 2 guests

    Kiwi Cabin - Sleeps 2


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David's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

The best site we found on our tour of the South Island. Outstanding facilities including a fully equipped kitchen and large lounge area. The staff are very welcoming and helpful. The walks are great, the views are brilliant and the glowworms are astonishing. The night sky is amazing with no light pollution. It is quiet and peaceful and you can hear kiwi in the forests. We paid $52 and they gave us 10Gb wifi free (usually $6). Highly recommended.

Reviewed 12 days ago

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Robert Adler

Ranking: 10/10

This was one of the most lovely holiday parks that we stayed at during our time in NZ. The hosts were extremely friendly, the accommodations were spacious, and the showers and kitchen were clean and well-stocked. If you need to stay near Arthur's Pass, I would highly recommend staying here.

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Justin's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Wicked spot nestled in the mountains. Lots of powered sites. The stars were magnificent. Friendly owner. Glow worms a 3 min walk - cool to see at night. Probably the nicest bathrooms we saw at a camp site - looked newly renovated. A big kitchen. Also a BBQ and pizza oven (we would have bought frozen pizzas to cook knowing this).

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Liz Wade

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Good size pitches, clean facilities, helpful staff/owners. Just a pity the WiFi isn’t more effective especially since it costs extra. We’ve stayed in some really understated sites which have only cost a few dollars but where the WiFi has been included and excellent so just not sure why this isn’t always the case? It does seem that if the site operates WiFi through the iks company its’s pretty poor. I guess it’s to do with signal strength maybe? Just be careful if you do the walk up to the waterfall - we got lost on the way back down - no doubt our mistake but just be careful! With regards to facilités though, this is an excellent site.

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Mika Feng

Ranking: 10/10

Best ever and its thanks to Rankers that we managed to find this perfect site with very friendly lady running it. Out of all the places we stayed this is the best.

Reviewed 6 months ago

Natalie's avatar


Ranking: 1/10

We decided to book here for wee family escape for our 5th wedding anniversary. We made the drive from Christchurch especially just to stay at this camp ground and head back home the next day. I'll start with the positives as there are a few. This camping ground is absolutely gorgeous and well kept. There are amazing tracks leading to gorgeous waterfalls and even an old quartz mine. At night time there are multiple walks to see the glow worms in their natural dells, all of the facilities are immaculate and very modern but sadly that's where the positives end for us.
We booked in off a camping app called Rankers camping after reading the blurb and seeing that it was pet friendly I booked which redirected me to their booking software where it asked all of our details including age of our children etc.. having gone through all that I had no idea how much of an inconvenience we would be to the owner. We walk to the office with our family dog on her lead and ended up being rushed at by the owner who was shocked and angry we had our dog (apparently we are the last straw for dogs being allowed their now 🤷🏼‍♀️) she stated we needed to have let them know prior that our dog was coming so after apologising profusely for not knowing that (not sure how I was supposed to know) I was handed a peice of paper saying if they found poo after we left that my card would be charged $100! she was very cold even after all of my apologies. It absolutely killed it for us and we literally sat in our tent the rest of the the day/night (which ended up flooded due to a west coast down pour all night long) my husband even picked up dog poo that wasn't from our dog so we wouldn't be charged. This place cost us $72 for a non powered site for a family of two adults and two children and it absolutely would have been worth it had the owner not been so unwelcoming. We left feeling like an inconvenience and in hindsight I wish we had left at the time of meeting her.

Reviewed 6 months ago

Jacksons Retreat Campervan Holiday Park responds:

Thank you Craig & Natalie for your unfortunate review on both Rankers & Google.
It is a shame we did not meet your expectations due to you not fully understanding our pet policy, Rankers app and our website clearly state that yes we are pet friendly but only by prior arrangement.
When Craig checked in there was still no mention time that you had a family pet/dog with you.
I'm sure as a pet/dog owner you understand that there are very few holiday parks that will now allow dogs (we are hanging in there by the skin of our teeth) and as dog lovers ourselves we try to accommodate and help out responsible pet owners. Our motto is "Never the dog's fault - not fair to blame the dog - it's always the Owner"
The only reason why our policy is in place is that some breeds we will not allow, certain times of the year no pets are allowed and for the comfort of your pet and family we have certain sites that we prefer dogs to be in to ensure privacy and that the dogs do not disturb other guests, we are trying to accommodate all guests.
You were not rushed at and the piece of paper you were handed also lets you know where you can exercise your pet off their lead. All sites where pets have been are checked on departure and yes if you are not responsible we will charge you. Was I angry or again disappointed that irresponsible owners ruin it for others.
If you feel that for these reasons we were unreasonable and our Park deserves a 1 start review, for this we do not apologize.

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Ayesha Solomon

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing place. Incredible views. Beautifully and thoughtfully organised and laid out. Tables on grass next to each van pitch designed for privacy and views. So clean. Wonderful kitchen. Lots of little touches like fresh herbs for use in the kitchen! Toni the owner is lovely really helpful and friendly. She goes the extra mile to maintain standards! She even makes tasty fresh bread to order. It was chilly and wet but we loved it. Best place we stayed on South Island.

Reviewed 8 months ago

Adam's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Nice spot to stay. Good facilities and great to have glow worms on site - adults and kids both enjoyed this. Sites are a little exposed, but otherwise good.

Reviewed 8 months ago