Eco-aware Peppers Awaroa Lodge is situated in the Abel Tasman National Park on New Zealand’s South Island. This is wilderness country, with no roads leading to the lodge, so your arrival is by boat, kayak or helicopter, giving the retreat a true off-the-beaten-track feel, and making your stay here a real adventure.
Carefully designed to be in harmony with the environment, the accommodation at Peppers Awaroa Lodge has no TVs, WiFi or DVD players – what you get instead is a feeling of being at one with the bush, thanks to outdoor decks overlooking the surrounding wetlands, rustic furnishings and the use of natural materials throughout. Most rooms sleep two to three people, while the Family room sleeps up to six.
In such a beautiful location – and with the most sunny days in all of New Zealand – you’ll want to spend most of your time outdoors. Just a ten-minute walk away are fascinating glow worm caves, or hire a kayak and go in search of seals and penguins on the golden-sand beaches. There are countless trails to hike in Abel Tasman National Park, too, many of which can be started right from Peppers Awaroa Lodge’s doorstep.
The light-filled Harekeke conservatory restaurant serves home-baked bread and catch-of-the-day fish alongside organic produce from the lodge’s own kitchen gardens. There’s also a courtyard cafe serving drinks and light meals in the open air.
Abel Tasman National ParkPo Box 163Takaka 7172