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In 2010, Edenhouse was chosen by UK society magazine Tatler, as one of the 101 Best Hotels of the World.


Edenhouse New Zealand is a luxury residence, on 48 acres of beautiful land, in the Orinoco Valley in the Nelson/Tasman Bay region. Located at the top of New Zealand's amazing South Island, the region is known as the sunniest in New Zealand, and is home to some of New Zealand's best tourist attractions, such as the Abel Tasman National Park.

Edenhouse New Zealand accepts a maximum of six guests at a time, ensuring that guests receive superb, attentive service from hosts Peter and Bobbie.

Guest Comments:

"A piece of paradise." "A wonderful, relaxed and gracious home with all those different places to eat and drink with the commanding views wherever we went... surveying your little piece of paradise. Quite overwhelming."

Jenny Briscoe, Hampshire, England

Aerial view of Edenhouse - pic courtesy Edenhouse

The House

Inside, guests will find a formal dining room, a comfortable sitting room, a den and library, and artist's studio. There are also several courtyard areas where guests can sit, relax, eat and drink.

The beautiful gardens provide a wonderfully cool oasis in the warmer months, and for the cooler winter months, there are lovely open fires throughout the house.

Your Accommodation

Rooms at Edenhouse are spacious and comfortable, and offer beautiful views, and large private bathrooms.

The two bedroom suites, are located upstairs in the house. You will

Luxury suite at Edenhouse - pic courtesy Edenhouse

appreciate the comfort of the Super King split beds that can be used as doubles or twins.

The third bedroom, located in its own cottage 40 metres from the house, sleeps a couple or two individuals. The large upstairs bedroom contains a Super Queen double bed and a King single bed, and Sky TV. Of course the cottage has its own bathroom, and a dining and sitting area, plus a sun deck for relaxing. Guests also have full use of the facilities of the main house.

So, the choice is yours. Stay in the main house and enjoy it's surroundings, or if you prefer a little more seclusion, the cottage will be perfect.

For your comfort, we provide pure Irish linen sheets, and quality toiletries in our suites.

Dining and Cuisine

Breakfast is included in your tariff at Edenhouse. Most of our guests

Casual dining outdoors at Edenhouse - pic courtesy Edenhouse

choose to eat dinner at Edenhouse and we showcase the very best of local fresh produce. Organic is always available, ensuring a quality dining experience.

The Nelson/Abel Tasman region is home to numerous wineries, and of course, a selection of the best local wines are included in the dinner tariff as are pre-dinner drinks and canapés.


There is a wide range of activities available to you during your stay with us at Edenhouse.

Perhaps the number one attraction in the region, the Abel Tasman National Park has been a favourite and "must see" for our guests.

Helicopter over the Abel Tasman - pic courtesy Edenhouse

Although it is New Zealand's smallest national park, it consistently rates as one of the top 5 tourist attractions in the country. From it's secluded bays, white sandy beaches, and emerald waters, to it's variety of marine life and superb walking trails, Abel Tasman National Park will leave you amazed with it's beauty.

Park activities can be tailor-made to suit your tastes. Perhaps a visit to the seal colony, or kayaking in a tranquil lagoon. Or snorkelling and swimming?

We can arrange a gourmet lunch afloat or on a beach, and there are several bush walk options, as well as fishing expeditions. Combination boating, hiking and kayaking trips can also be arranged to give you a complete Abel Tasman experience. Or you may just prefer to relax with a glass of local wine and enjoy the surroundings and sights of the Abel Tasman.

A perfect way to see the region is by air (particularly if your time is limited). We can arrange a very special day where you travel by boat into the park, then board a fixed wing aircraft at Awaroa for your tour of the region. You will get a bird's eye view of the Abel Tasman and Farewell Spit, the world's longest natural sandbar. Land at Karamea, one of New Zealand's most remote towns, where you can share a drink with locals at the Karamea Village Hotel, before returning by air to the lodge.

Another option is a tour to Golden Bay. As well as Farewell Spit, Golden Bay is also home to Pupu Springs, the largest cold water springs in the Southern Hemisphere. The clarity of the water is second only to Antarctica, and the springs discharge up to 14,000 litres per second! Eco tours to the spit in purpose built four wheel drive vehicles can be arranged to give you a close up experience of this beautiful area.

Other close by activities include fly and float fishing on the Motueka River, flights in a Pitts Special Stunt Plane, vineyard and wine tasting tours, cruising on 50 foot and 90 foot yachts, helihiking and helibiking tours, and a visit to the World of Wearable Arts in Nelson.

No matter what your preference, you will find something to suit in our wonderful region.

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Edenhouse is located in the Nelson region on New Zealand's South Island.To find out more about the region click on this link.

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