A haven from the city rush

Franz Josef, South Island

Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Luxury Hotel

A haven from the city rush, a foray into New Zealand’s pristine wilderness – Te Waonui Forest Retreat is truly a place to relax and refresh. All focus has been on creating a healthy, environmentally safe habitat to maximise your wellbeing. With a natural, earthy ambience and attentive service, there’s no better place to take a deep breath and simply unwind. Every aspect of the 5 star Te Waonui Forest Retreat has been crafted to an impeccable standard, every detail you can imagine has been thought out and developed.

Why we love it: Te Waonui is the only luxury property of its kind in the area, nestled in the bush with spectacular views at every turn. Located in Franz Josef, it offers easy access to the many natural wonders of the South West World Heritage Area; mountains, glaciers, rivers, lakes, coastline, and native flora and fauna all lie in wait for you to explore.

1 Night
FROM £442 Per Night

*Price based on Deluxe Room. Includes breakfast & dinner.

Te Waonui Forest Retreat
FROM £442 Per Night

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Relax in comfort in their inspired deluxe rooms all designed with comfort in mind. The generously sized rooms offer a quiet, warm and cosy ambience; sink into the luscious bed or take in the beautiful forest views on your own private balcony.


Dine amongst the tress in The Canopy restaurant, savouring quality local cuisine as the chef’s strive to provide you with the freshest and most seasonal local produce. Indulge in the luxurious 5-course degustation menu in the purpose-built gazebo set in the lush green rainforest of the West Coast.


Step into the spa and let the dedicated team at Amaia luxury spa take you through a journey of ultimate relaxation. Located within the tranquil setting of Te Waonui Forest Retreat this spa offers a range of treatments from massages and facials to body treatments and full packages, exactly what you need after a day exploring the glaciers.

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Our Awards

We are very proud that our personal, friendly service and attention to detail has led to us becoming an industry leader in providing tailor-made holidays. We have been recognised throughout the years by winning a number of prestigious awards from within and outside of the travel industry. We won the "Best Operator to Canada" award at the 2017 British Annual Canada Travel Awards for a record 15th time.

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