Te Waonui Forest Retreat - Franz Josef Glacier

Scenic Hotel Group has made the difficult decision to hibernate several of our Glacier Country hotels which will include Te Waonui Forest Retreat. Neighbouring 4 star Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier will remain open.

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.



Te Waonui Forest Retreat
3 Wallace Street
Franz Josef Glacier 7886
Phone 03 752 0555
Fax 03 752 0550



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