Te Waonui Forest Retreat Franz Josef & the West Coast

Nestled in bushland in Franz Josef on the west coast of New Zealand’s South Island, Te Waonui Forest Retreat is the ultimate forest hideaway. Innovative and sophisticated, this luxury boutique lodge offers attentive service, top-notch cuisine and superb facilities including a restaurant, a bar and a spa.

Te Waonui provides 100 luxurious rooms located in four separate wings linked by walkways. Each room has been designed to maximise comfort while preserving the environment, and features a super-king or two queen beds, state-of-the-art technology and a private balcony or courtyard.

Enjoy local cuisine served in a delightful al fresco setting among the trees at The Canopy. The sumptuous, five-course degustation dinner is a must.

The lodge is within easy reach of many natural wonders. Take a helicopter to Franz Josef or Fox Glaciers; experience the thrill of eco-rafting on the Whataroa River; or go walking or horse riding. Adventure seekers can go heli-hiking, skydiving or ice climbing.

Back at Te Waonui, relax in front of the fire at the Frond Lounge Bar or indulge in a massage in the spa.

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Why we recommend Te Waonui Forest Retreat

"The lodge is within easy reach of many natural wonders and there are endless adventures to be had. Take a helicopter to Franz Josef or Fox Glaciers; experience the thrill of eco-rafting on the Whataroa River; or go walking or horse riding. Back at Te Waonui enjoy dining among the trees at The Canopy, relax in front of the fire at the Frond Lounge Bar or indulge in a massage in the spa."

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