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Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Destinations & Resorts

Australia and New Zealand › New Zealand › South Island | Queenstown, Christchurch & Across the Island › Hokitika › Franz Joseph
Location Details
100 miles or a five and half hour drive to Christchurch, just 61 miles from Hokitika airport on the western side of South Island near Franz Joseph Glacier. Easy access to many excellent local attractions, right next to the Franz Joseph Hot Spings and Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers are just minutes away.
General Information
Te Waonui Forest Retreat is at the cutting edge of sustainable, luxury hotel accommodation. Great care has been taken to not only respect and preserve the environment around the property, but to celebrate and embrace the rainforest within the hotel design.
Every aspect of this luxury hotel has been crafted to an impeccable standard. Comfort is a top priority, with luxuriously appointed rooms featuring soft woollen underlays and plush down and wool duvets. The energy efficient rooms in the hotel feature double-glazing and deluxe soundproofing technology.

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Room Details

Luxuriously appointed guest rooms, generously proportioned and featuring the highest standard of room amenities, such as your personal pillow menu, natural wool mattress underlay, and high speed Internet access. This lodge feature 100 rooms all with 24-hour room service, high-speed Internet access, Heat pump temperature control system, luxurious bed linen, pillow menu, private balcony or courtyard, in room safe, entertainment suite including LCD TV with Satellite TV Channels, ironing facilities and personal beverage selection including teas, coffee and mini-bar.

Guest Services

For your convenience and comfort the Te Waonui Forest Retreat offers 24-hour reception, 24-hour room service, two complimentary guest laundries, high-speed Internet access, complimentary valet guest parking, concierge service, local activity desk, designated tour group booking area and twin check-in desks for independent travellers


The Canopy restaurant dining among the trees with quality local cuisine, including an indulgent five-course degustation dinner.


The appropriately named Canopy Restaurant offers sumptuous breakfast and dinner menus. An international buffet breakfast with cook-to-order egg station ensures guests' tastes are personally catered to. The five course degustation menu, created from the freshest West Coast and South Island produce, means dinner guests enjoy a complete food experience.

Nearby Attractions

Venturing out on the West Coast and find walking and trekking trails, native bird watching, fishing, jet boating, horse trekking, eco tours, rafting, quad bike tours , off road driving adventures, helicopter and light aircraft flights, Glacier hot pools, White Heron (Kotuku) colony, Hukawai Glacier Centre and the Department of Conservation Visitor Center.

Land price is per person based on double occupancy (unless noted) for select travel dates shown. Air-inclusive vacations are for gateways noted. Rate quoted includes government-imposed fees and taxes and any necessary currency exchange rates. Rate is current when priced, at the time you purchase your vacation, rate may be higher. Rate does not include any applicable daily resort or facility fees (and in Europe, city tourist taxes) payable directly to the resort at check-out; such fees will be advised at the time of booking. Subject to availability and change; certain restrictions and black out dates may apply. Additional airline restrictions may apply, contact the airline directly with questions.

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