Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Franz Josef Glacier


A haven from the city rush, a foray into New Zealand’s pristine wilderness – Te Waonui Forest Retreat is truly a place to relax and refresh.

All focus has been on creating a healthy, environmentally safe habitat to maximise guests’ wellbeing. With a natural, earthy ambience and attentive service, there’s no better place to take a deep breath and simply unwind.

Every aspect of the 5 star Qualmark rated Te Waonui Forest Retreat has been crafted to an impeccable standard. From deluxe soundproofing technology between rooms to the incredible local cuisine, every detail you can imagine has been thought out and developed.

A truly innovative retreat, Te Waonui Forest Retreat raises the bar in unique luxury hotel accommodation in New Zealand.

Te Waonui Forest Retreat – Hibernation

Scenic Hotel Group has made the difficult decision that from May 2021, we will hibernate all four of our Glacier Country Hotels until further notice.
This unfortunately means that Te Waonui Forest Retreat will be unavailable to book. We apologise for the inconvenience that this may cause.

While we will not be able to accommodate you over this time, we encourage you to continue your visit to the stunning Glacier Country and stay at one of the many other options that are available.
A list of accommodation providers is available on the Glacier Country tourism website.

Kia kaha everyone. Stay strong, stay kind and stay kiwi.


  • 24-Hour Reception
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Air-conditioned
  • Breakfast Available
  • Ensuite
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge in Unit
  • Guest Lounge
  • Hairdryer in Room
  • In-Room Internet Connection
  • In-Room Ironing
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Laundry Room
  • Licensed Restaurant
  • Linen Provided
  • Meals Available
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • On-Site Parking
  • Parking
  • Phone in Room
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • TV
  • TV in Room
  • Wireless Internet

Map & Directions

3 Wallace Street, off State Highway 6, Franz Josef Glacier


Cancellation Policy

If Cancelled greater than 2 days before arrival 1 Nights of the total amount.