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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 maximize 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.
Te Waonui Forest Retreat Information
Location & Getting There
8 hours drive from Auckland International Airport.
With 100 rooms and suites.
Helicopter rides, Heli Hike, Air Safari, Eco rafting, Horse riding, Quad biking, Lake tours, Kayaking, Guided walks.
Children are welcome.
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.
We won't take you to the usual tourist traps, instead we'll introduce you to people that show you the true side of a country. With our contacts in each destination, we can arrange for you to meet locals away from the crowds and ensure an authentic experience.
You can rely on our extensive first-hand knowledge and years of experience in the country you’re visiting. We use only the best expert guides, and provide insider tips on the local customs, and everything from vibrant festivals to hidden Himalayan monasteries
Your holiday will be as unique as you are. By getting to know you and what makes you tick, we fuse our wealth of expertise and a deep understanding of our destinations to create unique day by day itineraries that are built around you.