Enquiries  0800 69 69 63
International  +64 3 357 1919

Te Waonui Forest Retreat Honoured in the 2013 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Hotels Awards

12 February 2013 –Te Waonui Forest Retreat today announced that it is a winner in the Hotel of the Year category by TripAdvisor in its 2013 Travellers’ Choice® awards.

Te Waonui Forest Retreat General Manager Richard Bungeroth says he’s incredibly proud of the award. “To be recognised by our guests, who consistently praise our outstanding service, our five course degustation menu, our luxurious and spacious rooms and the entire Te Waonui experience, is very special.

“We are privileged to share our piece of paradise with travellers from all over the world, and to be recognised in the top 1% of all hotels on TripAdvisor is a real honour."

Completed in 2009, the Qualmark 5 star Te Waonui Forest Retreat was specifically designed and constructed to leave the lightest possible footprint on the land. “We work hard to stay at the leading edge of sustainable and environmentally respectful tourism,” says Richard. “We consciously recycle, reuse and reduce our waste output as much as possible. This really is a magic place to live and work, and we aim to keep it that way for all our returning and future guests.” 

Now in its eleventh year, the annual TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards honour the world’s best hotels, earning their distinction from those who know them best – real travellers. Unlike any other hotel honours, TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice winners are based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from travellers around the world. 

“TripAdvisor is once again thrilled to recognise the world’s most outstanding hotels with the help of more than 75 million reviews and opinions from travellers around the globe,” says Christine Petersen, president, TripAdvisor for Business. “From the best bargain hotels to top luxury properties, outstanding service, value and quality are the hallmarks of our Travellers’ Choice winners.” 

For further information please contact:

Richard Bungeroth


D +64 3 752 0555  
M +64 27 210 1478  


Check availability

Choose Your Hotel
Check In Date
Open the calendar popup.

Gift Voucher

Vouchers for Scenic and Heartland Hotels nationwide. Click here
Enquiries 0800 NZ OWNED (69 69 63)
International +64 3 357 1919

Managed by Scenic Hotel Group
© Scenic Hotel Group