Te Waonui Forest Retreat is a leader among New Zealand's sustainable luxury hotels, having taken great care to preserve and celebrate the rainforest in which guests find tranquility and beauty. This effortless blend of environmental awareness and divine luxury makes Te Waonui the perfect destination for discerning travelers.

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Energy efficiency and sustainability are top priority at the hotel, ideals that are reflected in the finishes and architecture. Double-glazed windows, recycled building materials, natural lighting and locally-sourced wool and timber all blend to create the inviting accommodations.

The hotel’s four separate wings – Kahikatea, Totara, Rimu and Matai – are all linked by covered walkways, taking care to ensure guests feel completely one with nature. Each of the 100 rooms is furnished with organic cotton linens, down duvets and en suite bathrooms, most with separate walk-in showers. Luxuriate on the private balcony or courtyard of your room, taking in the sights of the rainforest, or remain indoors where the decor echoes the beauty outside. A personal pillow menu, high-speed Internet access and 24-hour room service enhances the appeal of the modern facilities.

Dine in the aptly-named Canopy Restaurant, where the best in New Zealand’s local produce is showcased on the international breakfast buffet and the five-course dinner menu. Enjoy the ambiance of an open fire inside, or dine al fresco surrounded by the rainforest’s all-natural decor. Venture into the rainforest on guided treks for bird watching, or drive to the nearby hot pools or the Franz Josef Glacier for unforgettable sightseeing. The concierge is happy to arrange a variety of activities including rafting, horseback riding and local nature tours.

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