Te Waonui Forest Retreat | Luxury Lodge in Franz Josef | Lightfoot Travel
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 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. 

Accommodation
With 100 rooms and suites. 

Activities
Helicopter rides, Heli Hike, Air Safari, Eco rafting, Horse riding, Quad biking, Lake tours, Kayaking, Guided walks.

Children
Children are welcome.

destination of the Hotel
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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