Te Waonui Forest Retreat
Franz Josef, New Zealand
There's nothing quite like starting your day with a coffee on your balcony, surrounded by lush native rainforest.
Te Waonui Forest Retreat is a unique hotel surrounded by native rainforest on New Zealand’s beautiful West Coast with an array of spectacular natural delights such as mountains, glaciers, rivers, lakes and the nearby rugged coastline. Encircled by native bush, the hotel maximises its natural setting and is at the forefront of sustainable accommodation. Dine amongst the trees at the appropriately named Canopy Restaurant whilst savouring the freshest seasonal, local cuisine and enjoying the property’s famed five course degustation dinner.
Wake up to the melodic call of native birdsong and open your eyes to majestic mountains rising out of lush rainforest. Hotel rooms range from 28-33 square metres and are located in four separate accommodation wings linked by covered walkways. Special attention has been given to guest bedding by adding soft woollen underlays and plush down and wool duvets for extra comfort.