A hidden gem

5-Star Rating

Hidden amongst lush West Coast rainforest, Te Waonui Forest Retreat is five star luxury at one with nature. Even before you step inside, enjoy the welcoming embrace of giant ferns and trees older than time, while you breathe in the oxygen-rich air.

Step into the eco-designed building and be greeted by warm and attentive staff who will attend to your every need. As you explore this wonderful rainforest retreat, delight in the lavish eco-friendly and sustainable comfort around every corner of this idyllic escape.

The décor incorporates a colour scheme complementary to the natural surrounds, including tasteful wood detailing, decadent wool carpeting and an abundance of natural light. Uniquely, the property was designed to encompass an area of preserved forest within the square formed by the four accommodation wings. The greenery is so dense you are ensured a sense of natural privacy.

Dining among the trees in the Canopy Restaurant & Bar, you will be blown away by the 5-course degustation menu. 

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How to find Te Waonui Forest Retreat 

3 Wallace Street, Franz Josef 

Getting to Te Waonui Forest Retreat

You can book the Te Waonui Forest Retreat and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of this spectacular hotel as part of our rail experiences: