Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Surrounded by natural rainforest on New Zealand's West Coast, Te Waonui Forest Retreat is a short drive from Franz Josef Glacier. Guests enjoy free WiFi.

This five-star retreat offers luxuriously appointed rooms which include organic cotton bed sheets, pillow menu and large private bathrooms.

The hotel restaurant serves breakfast and dinner using the best of fresh New Zealand produce.

Te Waonui Forest Retreat is located next to the glacier thermal pools and is close to local attractions including, horse trekking, rafting and quad bike tours for guests to enjoy.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

Te Waonui Forest Retreat has been welcoming guests since Nov 19, 2009

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Great Food: Meals here are highly recommended!

Free parking available at the hotel


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  • 2 queen beds
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4 reasons to choose Te Waonui Forest Retreat

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
What's nearby
  • Franz Josef Glacier
    5.9 miles
  • Fox Glacier
    10.1 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Lake Lake Mapourika
    5.9 miles
Closest Airports
  • Hokitika Airport
    61.4 miles
How to get to Te Waonui Forest Retreat from Hokitika Airport
    Free parking is available.
1 Restaurant On Site

    The Canopy Restaurant

    Open for: Breakfast, Dinner

Amenities of Te Waonui Forest Retreat
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
  • Laundry Additional charge
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Room service
  • Smoke-free property
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules Te Waonui Forest Retreat takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM


6:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos American Express Te Waonui Forest Retreat accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that there is a 1.5% charge when you pay with a credit card.

Please note that when booking 5 or more rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Please inform Te Waonui Forest Retreat of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Te Waonui Forest Retreat

  • The prices at Te Waonui Forest Retreat may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Te Waonui Forest Retreat is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Te Waonui Forest Retreat (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Parking
    • Accessible parking
    • Free parking

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Te Waonui Forest Retreat by:

    • Car 1h 50min

  • Te Waonui Forest Retreat has 1 restaurant:

    • The Canopy Restaurant

  • Room options at Te Waonui Forest Retreat include:

    • Double

  • Te Waonui Forest Retreat is 1,500 feet from the center of Franz Josef.

  • Te Waonui Forest Retreat offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Guests staying at Te Waonui Forest Retreat can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.8).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • À la carte