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Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Eco Incentives.  Te Waonui Forest Retreat is the ultimate coming together of a luxury escape and environmental awareness, great care has been taken to ensure this exceptional forest retreat steps lightly upon the earth.  On the doorstep are the two mighty ice rivers of the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers, unsurpassed views of New Zealand's two highest mountains Mt. Cook and Mt. Tasman and the low land rainforest of Westland National Park and Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area.
Each of the plush rooms at Te Waonui Forest Retreat look out into natural West Coast rainforest, with every room having its own balcony or patio to let you fully immerse yourselves in your surroundings, dine amongst the trees savouring quality local cuisine with an indulgent five-course degustation dinner that may include New Zealand specialties such as Chatham Island Crayfish Bisque, wild Paua Ravioli, Waikanae Crab Cake, Akaroa Sea Run Salmon, Jacksons Bay Hapuka Fillet or West Coast Whitebait.

Program participants can place their footprints onto a high alpine snow field, journey deep into the towering rainforests, or explore the blue ice caves of the glaciers and Te Waonui Forest Retreat offers a stunning base for your glacier and outdoor activities in the area.  The Southern Alps of New Zealand provide world class mountaineering in a unique environment and mountain guides take pleasure in guiding clients into these areas and can offer a range of opportunities for beginners and experienced climbers.   Regardless of fitness level there is a glacier adventure waiting, an incredible world of ice and its spectacular formations.  The fly-in, fly-out heli-hike combines the excitement of walking on a glacier with the thrill of helicopter flights, or take a walk up a glacier valley to safely explore the area leading to the terminal face without taking on the ice. For something a little more earth bound a full day experience introducing the exhilarating sport of ice climbing on the spectacular ice walls, or take a guided heli-trek an unforgettable alpine experience for first time mountaineers.

For an action packed incentive program include skydiving from 12,000 feet,  jet boating, rafting, quad biking, off road driving adventures, combined with a helicopter or a light aircraft flight.  For a more relaxed tone, located ten kilometres north of Franz Joseph glacier township is one of the region’s best kept fishing secrets, expect your trout to be in the three to five pound range and the salmon are even bigger!