Nestled in a national park.
Hand-built back in the early 1980's Awaroa Lodge has grown to become an international standard wilderness stay surrounded by the Abel Tasman National Park and opening on to a piece of almost perfect coastline. With no road access it's a delicious retreat away from the busy world. You can reach Awaroa Lodge by sea, air or foot - it's up to you.
Most people arrive by boat from Kaiteriteri, either by water taxi or on a coastal cruise (90 minutes). Others walk from Kaiteriteri - it takes a couple of days but the walk is easy and there are Department of Conservation huts and camp sites along the way. You can also arrive from the north, walking the track from Totaranui. A third option is to kayak part or all the way from Kaiteriteri. However you arrive, it reminds you that you're heading somewhere worth the effort of getting there.
- accommodation at Awaroa Lodge comes in three sizes – Standard Rooms, Family Rooms and Superior Rooms. All rooms have tea and coffee making, a small fridge and room service available.
- Standard Rooms can sleep up to three people with either a king bed, or a queen and a single. They open to a sheltered deck.
- Superior Rooms also sleep up to three people, with a king or twin singles and a fold-out sofa bed. These overlook bush or wetland views from private decks.
- Family rooms sleep up to six people with two queens and two singles. Layout is open plan with a mezzanine, a lounge and dining area.
The Main Lodge
- originally hand-built as a bespoke wilderness stay, Awaroa Lodge has slowly been transformed into a very comfortable retreat in a national park setting.
- the Harakeke Restaurant overlooks the surrounding bush and wetland, and has beautiful outdoor dining in summer. In winter the conservatory provides a sheltered spot to dine.
- the Pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner each day with a bistro style menu and lots of beautiful pizza.
- the lodge kitchen has an organic garden, providing as much of the produce as possible, and the menu is built around local foods.
- rates are room only, per night. Meals are available on-site or please ask for a B&B rate.
- Standard rooms – room only rate for 2 people starts at $NZ 189 per night.
- Standard Plus rooms – room only rate for 2 people starts at $NZ 229 per night.
- Superior rooms – room only rate for 2 people starts at $NZ 319 per night.
- Family Room – room only rate for 4 people starts at $NZ 359 per night.
- High season rates apply from 22 Dec – 31 March and premium rates apply through Christmas-New Year.
- Special occasion packages are also available.
- Cancellation fees may apply for all stays.
- activities at Awaroa Lodge are as much about getting there as anything. With no road access the only ways to arrive are by boat, kayak, walking, fixed wing plane or helicopter, or by mountain bike in the short winter biking season.
- you can choose to stop at Awaroa Lodge as part of walking the multi-day coastal track. Or you can kayak up from Kaiteriteri or Marahau.
- there are a number of local providers offering cruise and water taxi options from Kaiteriteri and Marahau – these can be done as a cruise-hike-kayak package or used purely to access the lodge.
- kayak and walk options are also available at the lodge so if you want to add an activity after you arrive then let the lodge staff know.