Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Address: 3 Wallace Street, off State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park, South Island, 7856, New Zealand | 5 star hotel
 
Searching for availability...
*Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
 

How has this hotel rated in the past?

  What's this?
Discover trends in hotel experiences based on real traveler reviews and ratings. Mouse over circles to see what some travelers had to say.

Location

This 5 star hotel, located on 3 Wallace Street, off State Highway 6, Franz Josef, is near Franz Josef Glacier.
Map this hotel

Amenities

Photos of Te Waonui Forest Retreat

    View all photos
         

      TravelPod Member ReviewsTe Waonui Forest Retreat Franz Josef

      Reviewed by carmarmax

      Forest Retreat in an Icy Town

      Reviewed Jan 9, 2015
      by (15 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

      Day 3: Ross to Franz Josef

      A travel blog entry by carmarmax on Jan 08, 2015

      8 photos

      Day Three: Shuttle to Ross, ride 106 km (65.9 mi) to Franz Josef OR 75.8 km (46.9 miles) with shuttle over Mt. Hercules from lunch. Everyday everyone wore their own bike shirts as advertisements for how much experience they had biking in different cities and countries. Day three into the trip and we decided there was no better time than the present …

      Day 4: Layover in Franz Josef

      A travel blog entry by carmarmax on Jan 09, 2015

      104 photos

      Today is the greatest day ever! We don't have to bike! 24 full hours saddle free. We still had to keep to our early alarm clock as breakfast was at 7am. We crawled upstairs, enjoyed some eggs and fresh fruit before slipping back into bed with our furry possum pillows.

      Backroads had planned several options for the layover day, including a …

      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 …

      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 ...