8 nights' accommodation (4.5 to 5 star). All the rooms have a king-sized bed.
The Ohtel (5 star boutique)
The Ohtel is a luxury boutique hotel on the waterfront located within Wellington’s exclusive Oriental Bay neighbourhood. The boutique hotel offers spacious, mid-century-furnished rooms with award-winning service. Each room consists of sophisticated furnishings mixed with ultramodern accessories with exquisitely designed bathrooms and locally made natural toiletries. Ohtel is a 15 minute walk to up-market restaurants such as the Vivo Enoteca Cucina. The Opera House and Museum of New Zealand is also within walking distance.
Escape to Picton Boutique Hotel (5 star boutique)
This property is 6 minutes walk from the beach and situated in the heart of Picton. It has elegant furniture and fittings as well as a on-site restaurant. The suite has a beautiful French tub, a French style exquisite rug decorating the immaculately polished wooden floor, and a door leads onto the outside balcony overlooking the beautiful inlet of the Marlborough Sounds.
Escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and make your way to Furneaux Lodge and its beautiful, tranquil grounds. With limited internet and cellphone reception, your stay here is guaranteed to be relaxing and stress free. This magnificent Marlborough Sounds accommodation is an exclusive bush retreat and eco resort that is steeped in history, making it perfect for a romantic weekend getaway.
Set amongst stunning scenery in the magnificent Marlborough Sounds, Punga Cove is the perfect retreat, surrounded by nature. The premium suite included in the package features lounge and deck with cove views.
Lochmara Lodge (2 nights)
Set right on the waters edge in the Marlborough Sounds in Lochmara Bay, on the tranquil shores of the Queen Charlotte Sound. Lochmara Lodge features quality accommodation as well as aviaries and enclosures with endangered species, an organic vegetable garden and orchard, educational signage, sculpture trail and art gallery.
Your room has a queen sized bed (or twin single beds) with an ensuite. It offers elegant decor and opens to a balcony with views of the bay that captures the morning sun.
Boutique Hotel Warwick House (5 star boutique)
The hotel is one of the oldest and most important historic properties in New Zealand, featuring Victorian 'Gothic renaissance style', less than a 10-minute riverside walk from the city centre.
One of only two Beachfront Lodges within the boundaries of Abel Tasman National Park. With no road access you will be transferred to the accommodation by water cruise. Here you can spend more time in the stunning National Park. No need to leave the Park to enjoy modern comforts with ensuite accommodation.
After a day of walking, return to your own room and have a hot shower. Over a fine 3-course dinner, swap stories with fellow travellers, be lulled to sleep by the sound of waves lapping against golden sands then wake to breakfast overlooking the gardens by the sea with the day planned to suit your interests, fitness levels, tides and local conditions.
Torrent Bay Lodge
Sitting just above the tideline on the edge of a golden beach, Torrent Bay Lodge retains all the charm of a relaxing holiday home, far away from the hustle and bustle of town.There is no road access to this popular bay in the heart of Abel Tasman National Park. It can only be reached by boat or by walking along the coastal track.
After your day walking in the National Park, enjoy a welcome that includes hot and cold drinks with delicious snacks while you wait for your hosts to prepare your evening meal. You can laze on the sun deck or feel the sand between your toes on the beach in front of the lodge. In winter, cosy up by our open fire. The in-house bar serves a selection of local beers and wines.
After dinner, stay up late gazing at the stars or retire to your comfortable bed and let the waves soothe you to sleep. Have a morning sleep-in, or watch the sun rise as you soak up the beauty and tranquility of the park to yourself, long before the day visitors arrive. Then you will be served up a home-cooked kiwi breakfast with a delicious selection of wholesome cereal, toast and freshly brewed coffee.
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