Boutique Resort


Franz Josef Glacier


Kerry Ann Gibbs


03 752 0555


03 752 0550


0800 696 963



3 Wallace Street,
off State Highway 6,
Franz Josef Glacier


$669 - $789

Close by:

Franz Josef, 500 metres or 5 mins walk
Fox Glacier, 23 kms
Hokitika, 134 kms

  • Boutique Lodgings 5 Star
  • Qualmark Hotel 5 Star
  • Qualmark Enviro Award Gold
  • American Express
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • Eftpos
  • Diners
  • Smoke Free
  • Email via in house computer
  • Off street parking for guests
  • Official disabled facilities
  • Phone in room
  • TV in room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Children Welcome

Property Features

  • Luxuriously appointed guest suites feature highest standard of amenities
  • Fine on-site dining including indulgent five-course degustation dinner
  • Innovative, environmentally sustainable architecture
  • 24 hours reception and room service, concierge, local activity desk
  • Guest suites include private balcony and entertainment suite

Local Features

  • Bookings can be made from the hotel reception for:
  • Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers, just minutes away
  • Eco tours
  • Walking and trekking, native bird watching
  • Fishing, horse trekking, quad bike tours, off road driving adventures
  • Glacier hot pools
  • Nearby White Heron (Kotuku) colony
  • Department of Conservation (DoC) Visitor Centre

Special Offers

Two Night Luxury Retreat Package includes:

  • A bottle of sparkling wine and canape platter on arrival
  • Two night's luxury accommodation in the plush rooms looking out into natural West Coast rainforest - with every room having its own balcony or patio to let you fully immerse yourselves in your surroundings
  • A five-course degustation dinner for two to enjoy during one night of your stay, with our chefs concentrating on showcasing tasty local cuisine in the Canopy restaurant
  • Full cooked breakfast for two each morning

Wilderness & Ecotourism

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 guests’ wellbeing. With a natural, earthy ambience and attentive service, there’s no better place to take a deep breath and simply unwind.

Te Waonui is the only luxury property of its kind in the area. The retreat is nestled in the lush bush with views of the natural environment at almost every turn. Located in Franz Josef, the retreat 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 at the doorstep for visitors to admire and explore.

“Impeccable service and elegant luxury managed with close attention to environmentally responsible practices” is the best description I can come up with for Te Waonui Forest Retreat at Franz Josef Glacier.
Just two years old this carefully designed hotel offers 5* accommodation in this astounding environment, giving the guest a feeling of immersion in the bush on the doorstep.
The décor includes elements of the surrounding terrain with imposing log fires in wire cages and chimneys of river stones in the lobby/ bar area…..a ‘coal face’ wall dotted with  mining memorabilia harks back to the commercial reality of the region.
Just a short stroll through the hotel grounds are the Glacier Hot Pools, a luxurious oasis set amongst the native flora, access arranged by the hotel.
A highlight of the stay at Te Waonui is the superlative degustation dining option, a 5 course celebration of deliciousness, with the prospect of slumber in the cloudlike bed an overpowering sense of well being is inevitable.
In order to fully experience all the area has to offer, glacier tours, helihiking etc a minimum stay of two nights is advisable.

Accomodation Type Number of Bedrooms Tariff for one person occupying room / unit Tariff for two people occupying room / unit Tariff for extra person Beds in room Type of bathroom Number Rooms Available Check Room Availabilty
Deluxe Twin Room Room 1 $669 $789 $179 2 x D
1 x EN
Deluxe King Room Room 1 $669 $789 1 x SK
1 x EN
Accessible Deluxe Room Room 1 $669 $789 1 x S
1 x SK
1 x EN


Breakfast: Full cooked breakfast

Dinner: Included in tariff

Notes: Choice of on-site dining, The Canopy Restaurant and Frond Lounge Bar


SB = Sofa Bed     S = Single     T = Twin    KS = King Single    D = Double     Q = Queen     K = King     SK = Super King    

SK/T = Super King converts to 2 singles/Twin     R = Rollaway


EN = Ensuite    PR = Private    GS = Guest Share    FS = Famiy Share

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