Highlights

  • Stay in lodge luxury overlooking the South Island's tip
  • Enjoy gourmet, multi-course dining and world-class wines
  • See world-famous landscapes from helicopters & luxury boat charters
  • Relax in the outdoor spa pool & with massages and yoga
  • Go wine tasting, hire mountain bikes and canoe on the surrounding lakes

Perched on the historic Bronte Peninsula on the tip of the South Island, this property expertly blends exclusive luxury with rugged seclusion. It's hard to tear yourself away from lakeside suites and private residences adorned with gourmet kitchens and fireplaces in what is truly a luxe home away from home – complete with fabulous hospitality. Venture out, though, to find some of the world’s best vineyards, movie-star landscapes and remote, powder-white beaches. It's all fuelled by farm-to-table dining and sommelier-matched wines after massages and dips in the outdoor spa pool – or even helicopter rides, landing at the lodge's private helipad.


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The rugged shores of the Waimea Estuary make for a tranquil view from your suite’s private terrace and local art-adorned walls, or go one up with the luxe villas that perch right on the water's edge. It's made all the better with daily-refreshed home-baked cookies and apples from the orchard alongside complimentary drinks, spa baths, walk-in showers and flat screen TVs. Look to the Residence for the ultimate in luxury, where fireplaces and private living and dining spaces lie alongside a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen stocked with the likes of homemade banana bread and fresh smoked salmon.

Under al fresco ivy-entwined archways among candles and outdoor decks with stunning ocean views, settle down to farm-to-table delicacies after sundowner aperitifs and canapés. Look to your sommelier for his selection of local wines and champagne to savour alongside such delights as juicy rack of lamb with hasselback potatoes, fresh lemon tart and cheese boards. For private dining, there’s even specially-prepared charcuterie boards that can be delivered to your lodge. Breakfasts are well worth mentioning, too, with homemade muesli and compote alongside hot breakfast choices and freshly-baked pastries.

You’re only 30 minutes from Nelson, yet this lodge feels ultra-secluded. Among award-winning wineries and near the white sand beaches of the Abel Tasman National Park, enjoy everything from luxury private boat charters that stop at your own personal beach to private helicopter rides that soar over Lord of the Rings filming locations – enjoyed alongside sumptuous chef-prepared picnic lunches, local food and wine tastings or even helicopter-gourmet dining experiences. Come back to everything from massages and yoga to an outdoor heated spa pool, tennis, mountain biking and lake canoeing.

 

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