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Peppers Awaroa Lodge is a luxury, four star eco lodge, located in the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park on New Zealand's South Island.

Welcome to Awaroa Lodge

The Abel Tasman National park is known world wide for its beauty.

And Awaroa Lodge is the only provider of luxury accommodation within the park.

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,

Awaroa Lodge Superior Suites balcony - pic courtest Awaroa Lodge

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.

Learn more

Read on to learn more about Awaroa Lodge.

If you would like to contact the lodge directly just complete and submit the contact form and their friendly staff will be in touch shortly.

Or, you can book direct with by clicking here.


Superior Suites

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.

Superior Suites also contain ensuite shower facilities, their own private outdoor decks, a small fridge, and tea & coffee making facilities.

Standard Rooms

Awaroa Lodge 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.

Family Rooms

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

Awaroa Lodge Superior Suites - pic courtesy Awaroa Lodge

and 2 single beds. The rooms are spacious, open, and have a mezzanine floor.

Natural 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.

Menus 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 heavenly.

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.

Breakfasts feature 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.

Conservatory and dining area at Awaroa Lodge - pic courtesy Awaroa Lodge


At 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 National Parks.


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:

Visit 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 sample:

1)Day trips from sunny Nelson

2)Board 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

Awaroa Lodge - sailing in the Abel Tasman National Park - image courtesy Awaroa Lodge

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

Rise 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.

Anchorage/Torrent Bay

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.

Getting There

As mentioned earlier, the lodge is not accessible by road. But don't let

that deter you. Getting there is part of the allure.

By Boat

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

The Aqua Taxi departs from the lovely seaside village of Marahau. Their smaller boats allow them to get closer to the coastline and wildlife.

Awaroa Lodge Family Room mezzanine - pic courtesy Awaroa Lodge

By Air

There are two air transport options:

Tasman Helicopters:

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:

Travel 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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So that's Awaroa Lodge. A luxury eco lodge located in one of the most stunning regions on earth.

If you would like to learn more about Awaroa Lodge or enquire about room availability, all you need to do is complete the enquiry form below, and the good folk from Awaroa Lodge will be in touch.

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