Natures Playground

A stay at Awaroa Lodge is all about immersing yourself in the environment and enjoying a break away from the hectic pace of modern life. We do not have TV’s at the Lodge, there is no cellphone coverage and WiFi is very limited (charges apply). Instead we have one of the country’s most loved National Parks all around us, glorious birdsong, native forest, soft sandy beaches and clear blue water….

If you are keen to have extraordinary experience in our wonderful National Park, there are many options. Enjoy a guided walk, kayak, sail or flight-seeing trip with one of our partner operators mentioned below, relax with a picnic on the famous Awaroa beach, take a dip in the ocean or take a walk through our grounds and surrounds.

For those with children, we encourage you to help them embrace this time away from the outside world and those small screens! We have a resident glow-worm dell, and a family of tame eels which you are welcome to feed (eel food available from the kitchen), there are also walking tracks to vantage points and some of the brightest starry skies in the world. On a rainy day enjoy a hot chocolate in the lounge around one of the many board games or select a book to get lost in from our library.

Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle

Comfortable transfers into the Lodge from Kaiteriteri. Return transfer can be booked below


Wilsons Abel Tasman

Welcoming visitors since 1841, Wilsons offer a  fabulous range of walking, sea kayaking and cruising options .


Abel Tasman Aqua Taxi

For fast efficient water taxi transfers to the Lodge,boats depart Marahau and Kaiteriteri and charter services can also be arranged


Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures

A relaxing alternative transfer to or from the Lodge. It's all here ... a great trip combining sailing and sightseeing with a beach stop & plenty of relaxing.


Awaroa Sea Kayaks

Exploring Awaroa Bay by sea kayak is a brilliant way to make the most of your time in this magical part of New Zealand. Based on site at Awaroa Lodge, we deliver great value guided tours with an emphasis on nature-based learning from knowledgeable, highly qualified guides. Stand up paddle board rentals and guided nature walks are also offered on a daily basis.  

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Abel Tasman Kayaks

31 years ago we launched New Zealand's very first sea kayak company in the heart of Abel Tasman National Park. We offer a comprehensive portfolio of tours which can be taken pre/post/during your stay at Awaroa Lodge.

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Kaiteriteri Kayaks

Join Kaiteriteri Kayaks on your way into or out of the Lodge. Sea kayaking here also opens up a world of sea and bird life encounters with animals such as penguins, seals and dolphins.

Tasman Helicopters

Flying along the coast, experience stunning aerial views of the beautiful golden beaches, lush native bush, and clear blue waters of the Abel Tasman National Park. Also offer heli-lunch trips into the Lodge.

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Reid Helicopters

Lodge to Lodge or airport to Lodge, a breathtaking  way to arrive at your destination or depart in style. Also offer heli-lunch trips into the Lodge.



The wider Nelson Tasman region offers a host of Extraordinary Experiences, featuring many of our partner operators.

You can be assured that you will escape the ordinary!