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The Personalities

Adventure seekers with a taste for indulgence. 

Moments

Unwind by the open fire on the outside terrace before heading off for an unforgettable sleep. Choose your pillow from a personal pillow menu. Close your eyes and relive your adventure.

Best Visiting Months

All year round. Remember - the seasons are in reverse! For the warmest and most settled weather visit February - March. 

Cost


 
 

Why stay

Te Waonui has been built to naturally blend in with its magical surroundings. The energy efficient architecture is hidden within a lush rainforest and encircled by majestic mountains. Get perfect sleep in the soundproofed rooms, complete with soft woollen underlays and plush down and wool duvets. Enjoy a private balcony or courtyard. Dine among the trees in ‘The Canopy’ restaurant. 

Why wander

Welcome to the Westland National Park, where glaciers collide with a rainforest in an area blessed with contrasting landscapes of lakes, rivers, ocean, forests and the snow capped mountains. Take part in Bike tours, Eco Rafting, and Glacier Country Kayaking or visit the Glacier hot pools. For the extreme adventurer, enjoy a Helicopter flight and take in spectacular views of the Franz, Fox and Tasman Glaciers as well as Mt. Tasman and Mt. Cook. If this isn't enough adrenaline, experience sky-diving in a place with the most panoramic views of New Zealand - one of the only places in the world offering the highest jump of 18000ft.

Indulge in

A five course mouthwatering dinner from the freshest West Coast and South Island produce. Try the tea smoked, Te Waiponamu Scallops or the South Island Alpine Merino Lamb tenderloin. Or both.

Getting There

Rent a car to take in the unspoiled landscapes. Greymouth Airport is about 2 hours away.

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