Call us 9am - 7pm Mon - Sat 01342 310 581


Te Waonui Forest Retreat  

from £165 per person per night

  • Included:
  • Accommodation
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
Click here for Pricing & Dates


Tucked away within the luscious rainforest near Franz Josef Glacier, Te Waonui Forest Retreat is a beautiful oasis where wellbeing is key. Clearly inspired by the surrounding’s tranquil ambience, we love that this hotel puts not only the guests’ comfort as top priority, but environmental preservation too.

This is certainly the place to unwind. With contemporary rooms offering gorgeous views of mountains and rainforests, plus a gorgeous spa offering revitalising treatments, there’s plenty of space to relax.

The Canopy Restaurant is spectacular. A terrace jutting out into the rainforest, sumptuous five-course dinners created with local cuisine…this is the ideal spot to indulge and enjoy time together under the stars.


This serene retreat is nestled in the verdant rainforests near Franz Josef Glacier, offering a secluded and private atmosphere.

  • 4 hours and 30 minutes drive from Queenstown Airport
  • 4 hours and 45 minutes drive from Christchurch Airport

The rooms are located in four separate accommodation wings: Kahikatea, Totara, Rimu and Matai.

All rooms include:

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Balcony or courtyard
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room safe
  • Entertainment suite
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Mini Bar

Choose from:

  • Deluxe Hotel Room Twin – Sleek rooms featuring two queen size beds. Sleeps a maximum of three adults and one child.
  • Deluxe Hotel Room King – Spacious, contemporary rooms featuring a king size bed. Sleeps maximum of two adults.
  • Deluxe Hotel Room Disabled Access – Gorgeous rooms with one king and one single bed, plus disabled access facilities.
  • Frond Lounge Bar – A charming, country-style lounge offering a variety of drinks outside in the sunshine, or inside by the warming fireplace.
  • The Canopy Restaurant – A gorgeous restaurant high up in the trees, with a picturesque outdoor deck jutting out into the rainforest. Enjoy a five-course dinner created with fresh, local produce.
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Outdoor pizza oven
  • Two guest laundries
  • 24 hour reception
  • Concierge service
  • Tour desk
  • Valet parking

Amaia Spa is a beautiful spa provoking a sense of wellbeing, offering a variety of treatments including massages, facials, and foot rubs.

Book today

Talk to our travel experts for more information and to book or tailor-make your holiday.

01342 310 5819am - 7pm Mon - Sat


New Zealand Sky also recommends

Glenfern Villas


from £55 per person per night

Based close to the dramatic beauty of Franz Josef Glacier, Glenfern Villas offers comfortable and charming accommodation in a fantastic location.

More Details

Hotel Scenic Franz Josef Glacier

from £79 per person per night

If you're hoping for a holiday that evokes a sense of peacefulness and natural beauty, this is the hotel to visit. Nestled along the edge of Westland World Heritage Park, this hotel offers comforting furnishings perfect for relaxing and watching the world go by.

More Details

The Spire


Bed & Breakfast from £185 per person per night

This stylish property sits at the heart of Queenstown - an intimate hotel that allows for easy access to the major attractions of the city.

More Details

It was the holiday of a lifetime! - William Richardson

  • Travel Guides
  • Customer Stories
  • Videos

View travel Inspiration

Why book with New Zealand Sky?

  • Personal service and expert advice,
    7 days a week 9am - 9pm
  • Hassle-free – we’ll find the best deal for you
  • Choice of airlines and the option to switch
  • All calls answered on average within 3 rings by a Specialist
  • A friendly, family-run business
  • No amendment fees
  • Low deposits
  • No credit card fees for Visa and Mastercard

The New Zealand Sky Team

Back to Top

Get exclusive offers & deals delivered to your inbox

Tell us your holiday preferences and receive special deals and exclusive offers straight to your inbox.