Wellness and relaxation near Franz Josef Glacier


Facilities & services

  • 100 Rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Spa

Te Waonui Forest Retreat is a haven from the city rush – a place to focus on relaxation and well-being surrounded by nature near the remarkable Franz Josef Glacier.

With a natural, earthy ambiance and stellar service, the retreat offers guests the opportunity to take a deep breath and unwind. Designed to stand the test of time, Te Waonui’s design blends in with its natural setting. It features innovative, environmentally sustainable architecture, creating a warm and quiet haven for guests to relax. Staff at Te Waonui actively support community-based projects to help preserve the natural heritage in Franz Josef Glacier Town.

Wake up to the melodic sounds of native birdsong, and admire the views of majestic mountains rising from lush rain forests – all from the comfort of a luxuriously appointed room. Suites have been designed with both comfort and environmental preservation in mind. Generously proportioned, the rooms are spread across four wings connected by covered walkways, and feature the highest standard of amenities.

Savour local cuisine among the trees in The Canopy Restaurant. A five-course menu, created from the freshest West Coast and South Island produce, ensures guests enjoy a complete food experience. An open fire, natural colours and organic textures add further ambiance and warmth to the welcoming environment.

Let the team at Amaia Luxury Spa take you on a journey of ultimate relaxation with a superior range of treatments intended to leave you feeling completely revitalised.

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