Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Address: 3 Wallace Street, off State Highwy 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park, South Island, 7856, New Zealand | 5 star hotel
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This 5 star hotel, located on 3 Wallace Street, off State Highwy 6, Franz Josef, is near Franz Josef Glacier.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsTe Waonui Forest Retreat Franz Josef

      Reviewed by preets05

      Good but expensive

      Reviewed Sep 9, 2011
      by (3 reviews) India , Singapore Flag of Singapore

      the most expensive hotel in our NZ trip.. facilities were nice..so was the 7 course dinner.. I think the best part was access to hot water spring located adjacent to Te Waonui.. Would recommend finding a cheaper option if on a mid- budget range..since most of the day is spent exploring the beautiful Franz Joseph :)

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Te Waonui Forest Retreat Franz Josef

      4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

      Travel Blogs from Franz Josef

      Day 12

      A travel blog entry by dawnet on Dec 17, 2014

      We set off at a leisurely time today which was fab. First stop was Hokitika, the heritage and cultural centre of the West Coast. We stopped and saw a Greenstone (Jade) jewellery demonstration by a local carver. I had a good walk around the town, which all seem to be so quaint. When we left Hokitika we headed to a tree top walk through the canopy of …

      Southern Alps to Franz Josef

      A travel blog entry by freundlytravels on Oct 07, 2014

      17 photos

      Today we traveled from Christchurch to Franz Josef via the Tranz-Alpine Railroad. Since we got to Christchurch late, we didn't get to see much of the devastation from a series of recent earthquakes. The hotel is in the center of the city and one of the few buildings standing and undamaged. We knew the area is on geographic plates but did not know …

      Franz Josef

      A travel blog entry by amy.beith on Feb 02, 2014

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      Today we were supposed to take a scenic helicopter flight up to the glacier and then hike in it for 2 hours but unfortunately it was too cloudy so we couldn't. It was actually kinda mean they got us all ready brought us to the helicopters then told us we couldn't go. I asked if it was a joke they said no. I'm not sure why they didn't tell us before …

      Top of the world

      A travel blog entry by rogergpilgrim on Feb 09, 2014

      3 photos

      Absolutely spectacular journey from Abel Tasman to here. First a boat journey down the coast back to Kaiteriteri and then a long (500 km) but beautiful journey across the mountains via the Upper and Lower Buller River Gorge to Westport and then down the west coast to Greymouth, Hokitika and the inland to Franz Josef. Wonderful views of mountains …

      Franz Josef

      A travel blog entry by rhewitt1971 on Nov 04, 2014

      32 photos

      We leave Wanaka and head towards the west coast over the Haas Pass for our next destination, the Franz Josef glacier, where we're going to try our hand at ice climbing. But first we visit the wildlife centre to learn about New Zealand's national bird, the kiwi. The glacier climb turns out to be excellent. Afterwards we soother aching muscles in the hot ...