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Be spoilt for choice here! The Nelson region is renowned for its arts & crafts, fine orchards, vineyards and superb seafood. And that’s just to start with!
There is the outstanding Able Tasman National Park with its acclaimed walking track and sea kayaking opportunities; the lovely semi alpine village of St. Arnaud, base for the Nelson Lakes National Park and nearby ski fields.
Enjoy the massive expanse of beach at Tahunanui and watch the sun set over the Tasman Mountains.
Nelson itself is perhaps best described as a “Boutique City” with fine shopping and many excellent restaurants. Be sure to see the fantastic Wearable Arts Museum too.
The highly scenic drive over “The Hill” to the township of Takaka and the Golden Bay will definitely reward you. An excursion right out to the lighthouse on Farewell Spit may well be the highlight of your entire trip.
Abel Tasman National Park area lodge accommodation
Prices from $825 to $1095 per couple
15 minutes from Abel Tasman, 45 minutes from Nelson.
The Resurgence is Nelson's wilderness lodge and the closest 5-star Lodge to the Abel Tasman. Gourmet Dinner B&B with 4-course farm-to-table dining (or a 3-course platter if you want the occasional casual evening alone). Pool, spa, sauna and gym. Ideal for active couples who enjoy good food & nature.
Phone: 03 528 4664
Address: 574 Riwaka Valley Road, Nelson - Tasman Region
Prices from $175 to $500 per couple
In Golden Bay, 15 minutes north of Takaka
Stunning, absolute beachfront location on a quiet, sandy beach. This romantic lodging is purpose-built, offering space and privacy. Central location for Kahurangi and Abel Tasman National Parks and Farewell Spit in an area well know for artisans and its relaxed casual lifestyle.
Phone: 03 525 8353
Mobile (and SMS): 021 049 1546
Address: 52 Tukurua Rd, Tukurua, Golden Bay
Prices from $460 to $670 per couple
Approx 30 mins from Nelson City, handy to Abel Tasman Park
Exquisitely special place in an oasis of warm hospitality on a fifth generation apple & pear orchard featuring wonderful gardens. 4 guest suites, each designed and furnished for the ultimate in comfort with luxurious bathrooms, Wake to a delicious gourmet breakfast on the deck overlooking the pool.
Phone: 03 526 6865
Address: 22 Weka Road,Mariri
Abel Tasman National Park area
Prices from $1200 to $2500 per couple
50 minutes from Nelson
Moonraker House is an exclusive boutique, luxury Bed & Breakfast that is available for hire. Nestled in the native tree canopy, it overlooks the iconic Split Apple Rock and the Nelson and Kaikoura ranges. This property is a short distance to the Abel Tasman National Park.
Mobile (and SMS): 0275268771
Address: Moonraker House, Moonraker Way Kaiteriteri, Motueka, Tasman
Prices from $295 to $355 per couple
5 minutes walk to Nelson City Centre
Cambria House, is a gracious restored Victorian villa in the inner city, with modern facilities and ground floor rooms. We provide free internet access, with wireless throughout the house, gourmet breakfasts, off-street parking, travel advice and excellent service.
Phone: 03 5484681
Freephone: 0800 5484681
Mobile (and SMS): 021 548468
Address: 7 Cambria St, Nelson
Abel Tasman National Park area
Prices from $315 to $399 per couple
Closest Luxury Lodge to the Abel Tasman National Park
Escape to the beauty and tranquility of Golden Bay! Our luxury but affordable Lodge is the closest to the Abel Tasman National Park. We're situated in the residential area of Pohara Beach what makes The Bay Lodge your perfect place to "Relax in Style".
Phone: 03 525 9198
Mobile (and SMS): 027 22 77672
Address: 36 Bay Vista Drive, Pohara
Prices from $450 to $500 per couple
30 mins from Nelson airport & Abel Tasman National Park
Welcome to Almyra luxury waterfront accommodation set in extensive secluded grounds on an elevated sheltered site on Kina Peninsula, designed for couples looking for a world class experience and special place to stay to unwind or use as a base for exploring the wonderful Nelson and Tasman regions
Phone: 64 3 5266840
Address: 193 Kina Peninsula Road
Prices from $265 per couple
35 minutes west of Nelson heading for the Able Tasman Park
A romantic fairytale hideaway, the Boot is a totally private cottage nestled in a hazelnut grove. The sunny courtyard has an openfire and inside there is another fire in the cosy lounge. The queen sized bedroom is up the spiral stairs and has a balcony looking out over the garden.
Address: 320 Aporo Road, RD 1
Prices from $250 to $475 per couple
15 Minute stroll to Mapua Wharf. 30 minute drive to Nelson.
A boutique B & B set on an acre and a half of native landscaped gardens , overlooking a private lagoon with a bridge to small island. Within a 15 minute stroll to Mapua Village & Historic Wharf, with its restaurants, bars, cafes and shops, Art & craft studios. Near to award winning wineries & brewer
Phone: 03 540 3442
Mobile (and SMS): 027 4777614
Address: 148 Aranui Road, Mapua, Nelson
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