Te Waonui Forest Retreat

This lodge-style hotel is nestled amid the rainforest on the West Coast of New Zealand. The retreat is nothing short of an eco-friendly accommodation designed with reused native materials and natural hues.

Why we like Te Waonui Forest Retreat

It feels like you are in the middle of the rainforest, miles from anywhere, when in fact you are just a short walk from the centre of Franz Josef.


  • Canopy restaurant
  • Spa
  • Access to the neighbouring glacier hot pools


    A stay in Franz Josef is all about the 12-kilometre glacier which can be explored via a heli hike or from the air on a scenic flight. Away from the glacier there are opportunities for rock climbing, kayaking and mountain biking.


Located in the town of Franz Josef which is reached in around two and a half hours from Greymouth train station or two hours from the nearest airport of Hokitika.

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