Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Address: 3 Wallace Street, 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, Franz Josef, is near Franz Josef Glacier.
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          • Spa
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/lounge


          • Wireless internet connection in public areas
          • Refrigerator in room
          • Wireless internet connection in room (free)
          • Wheelchair accessibility
          • Free parking


          • Continental Breakfast
          • Room service

          TravelPod Member ReviewsTe Waonui Forest Retreat Franz Josef

          Reviewed by kenbridgman


          by (1 review) Niagara-on-the-Lake , Canada Flag of Canada

          A beautiful place nestled right in a fern forest yet still in the main part of this small town. The rooms are first class with all the modern, right touches.

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

          Reviewed by carmarmax

          Forest Retreat in an Icy Town

          Reviewed Jan 9, 2015
          by (17 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

          A wonderful retreat tucked away in the quiet town of Franz Josef, Te Waonui is a luxurious (*$$) way to unwind after a day on the glaciers. The hotel has free wifi (coupons) and discounts to the hot pools as well as a spa. I recommend sitting for dinner here as it's one of the best restaurants in town or enjoying a drink in the lounge by the fire. Very close walk to the main strip to cafes and all glacier activities.

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

          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

          Frustration, disappointment and amazement

          A travel blog entry by milskii on Jan 20, 2015

          23 photos

          ... the safety reasons and rationale so got a refund. Apparently only 50% of heli hikes go ahead due to the weather. After we got changed and received a refund I suggested that we tried some other helicopter companies to see if they were flying. We were in luck as one was expecting to go up in an hour after the clouds had cleared, so we booked in. Luckily the clouds cleared better than expected and we went up within half ...