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Te Waonui Forest Retreat Reopens 1 November

Renowned for being home to the rare, brown, ‘Rowi' kiwi, Franz Josef Glacier in the heart of Glacier Country is also home to the eco-luxe hotel, Te Waonui Forest Retreat.

With a world-class reputation, that attracted mostly amongst the high-end overseas market, Te Waonui has always found favour over the summer holiday months with Kiwis looking for a destination and hospitality experience with a difference.

Now, Te Waonui Forest Retreat brings things even closer to home to enable more Kiwis to enjoy a bigger slice of paradise in their own backyard.

Scenic Hotel Group managing director, Brendan Taylor says, “Te Waonui has largely been booked by our high-end international travellers who have mostly come from North America and Europe. Both the COVID-19 climate and the desire of New Zealanders to dive deeper into their own backyards has motivated us to "New Zealandise” the Te Waonui offering making it more accessible to Kiwis as well as tweaking a few of the experiential elements to better suit our home market while still offering an eco-luxe experience that is unrivalled in the region."