The Abel Tasman National park is known world wide for its beauty.
And Awaroa Lodge is the only provider of luxury accommodation within the
As there is no road access, this wonderful complex provides guests with a relaxing, stress free setting from which to enjoy all that the Abel Tasman park has to offer.
The Lodge has 4 star Qualmark status, and offers guests 26 villa rooms,
large Restaurant, licensed bar, and conference facilities. And
Awaroa Lodge is just a short stroll from the stunning Awaroa beach.
As an eco friendly lodge, Awaroa Lodge is committed to Green Globe 21 environmental standards, and takes great pride in offering a lodge that is sensitive to the environment and dedicated to working in harmony with the surrounding park.
The 12 Superior Suites were designed by architect Ian Athfield and
overlook the adjoining wetland and native bush.
Sleep will come easy on the comfortable king size bed (with the option of twin beds).
Your suite also has a comfortable fold out sofa bed, suitable for a child or young adult.
Suites also contain ensuite shower facilities, their own private
outdoor decks, a small fridge, and tea & coffee making facilities.
has 10 standard rooms, all situated in a secluded area bordered by native bush.
Bedding is available with either a king/twin or 1 Queen and 1 single bed, and is suitable for 2 or 3 guests.
All standard rooms feature ensuite bathrooms, a lovely outdoor deck, a small fridge, and tea & coffee making facilities.
Whilst Awaroa Lodge is the perfect escape for a romantic getaway, they also cater for families of up to six. Their family rooms offer 2 Queen beds
and 2 single beds. The rooms are spacious, open, and have a mezzanine floor.
materials add to the style and feel of these rooms. Lounges and decking
provide several areas for lazing and taking in the unique surroundings.
Family rooms have ensuite bathroom, tea & coffee making facilities, and a small fridge.
The Lodge offers guests a restaurant and cafe.
feature dishes prepared using produce from the Lodge's own extensive
organic garden. Seasonal greens, herbs, and vegetables are delivered
fresh to your plate daily. And the smell of bread baked on site is
Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the
restaurant and cafe serve not only Lodge guests, but also people walking
the famous Abel Tasman Coastal Track.
fresh homemade breads, muesli and roasted coffee. Light snacks are
available throughout the day at the cafe. Evening meals are a definite
highlight of your stay. Imagine choosing from a wide assortment of
organic greens, beef, chicken, lamb, and a seafood selection boasting
clams, scallops, tuna and swordfish. Enjoy.
Awaroa Lodge you can be as energetic or as lazy as you wish. Relax at
the lodge, or venture out and explore one of New Zealand's finest
Kayak trips are designed specifically to suit Lodge guests. Trips are dependant on the weather, but assuming conditions allow, it won't matter
what your level of expertise. The guides are experienced and
qualified and will ensure that you have a trip to remember. For your
comfort and safety, all trips are in double kayaks.
Here are examples of some of the available trips:
the Tonga Island Seal colony plus a Guided Walk - on this trip you meet
at Onetahuti beach, then kayak around the seal colony. You then head
south, where you will enjoy lunch at Medlands beach. A guided bush walk
takes you to Torrent Bay, where you meet your water taxi for transport
back to the Lodge.
Seals and Remote Coast - kayak from
Onetahuti beach to the seal colony. Then kayak south towards Bark Bay.
You can stop at several beautiful inlets and beaches along the way. At
Bark Bay you meet your water taxi for the trip back to the lodge.
Is trout your preference? Brown trout are a popular choice. Or perhaps try your hand at salmon fishing at the Anatoki Salmon farm. Whatever your choice we are happy to assist.
The clear, sparkling
waters of the Abel Tasman park provide the perfect setting for a sailing
adventure. Awaroa Lodge have several options available. Here is a
1)Day trips from sunny Nelson
at Kaiteriteri then sail to Anchorage, then on to Awaroa. Or extend the
trip by staying on the boat overnight at Anchorage. Continue the next
day to Awaroa either by water taxi or walking.
If there is one thing that the Abel Tasman National Park is famous for, it's
the Abel Tasman Coastal Track. The Track is one of New Zealand's
Great Walks, and extends for 52 kilometres through the park. The scenery
is spectacular, as you follow the coastline, crossing creeks and tidal
flats. The crystal clear waters and stunning bays and beaches will
provide you with memories to last a lifetime.
Here are some examples of walks that you can do during your stay at the Lodge:
Remote Mutton Cove
early to catch the morning water taxi to Mutton Cove in the park's
north. Then walk to Separation Point where you can view the resident
seal colony. Then you have the choice of walking back to Totaranui where
you can catch the water taxi, or, if you are feeling fit you can
continue your walk back to Awaroa Lodge.
Hop on to the water taxi for your trip Anchorage/Torrent Bay for the start of your walk. The scenery between Torrent and Bark Bay is stunning (remember your camera). Continue to Onetahuti, then over the hill to Awaroa. You can also do this walk in the opposite direction, depending on the tides.
You also have a choice of several short walks close to the Lodge including the wetland walk and Sky Track.
Awaroa lodge have been proud recipients of various awards.
Innovation in Eco Tourism, New Zealand Tourism Awards 2005, Best Marketed Hotel, HANZ Awards of Excellence 2005 Finalist, Top Three Hotels in New Zealand, Hotelclub Awards 2006, and the Silver Certification from EarthCheck.
As mentioned earlier, the lodge is not accessible by road. But don't let
that deter you.
Getting there is part of the allure.
You have several options by boat:
Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle
The Sea Shuttle departs from Kaiteriteri, and takes you along the Abel Tasman coast. Commentary is provided during the trip.
The operators will ensure that your journey to the lodge is a pleasant one, and their access ramps mean no wet feet.
Abel Tasman Aqua Taxi
Aqua Taxi departs from the lovely seaside village of Marahau. Their
smaller boats allow them to get closer to the coastline and wildlife.
There are two air transport options:
Tasman Helicopters pick up from Nelson or Motueka. The scenic flight is spectacular, and lands you in the Awaroa wetland.
Tasman Helicopters also run 'heli lunches' for up to 6 people at the Lodge cafe.
Flight Corporation/Sounds Air:
with experienced professional pilots on their 2000 model Cessna 172.
The 20 minute trip from Nelson airport allows you a bird's eye view of
the park, and lands on the Lodge's own airstrip.
Pick ups can also be made from Karamea, Takaka, Motueka and Wellington.
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