Te Koi the Lodge at Bronte is an exclusive luxury accommodation in a tranquil natural setting close to the stunning Abel Tasman National Park, with golden beaches and miles of stunning walking trails through the native New Zealand forests.
Bronte Country Estate has been at the heart of the same family for five generations
Luxurious, spacious accommodation in a choice of suites or villas
More similar to a warm and welcoming guesthouse than a hotel
Halfway between Nelson city and the Abel Tasman National Park
Overlooking the sparkling tidal waters of the Waimea Estuary on Nelson’s historic Bronte Peninsula, Bronte is surrounded by its extensive mature gardens, a family run vineyard and apple orchards.
New Zealand owned and operated, Bronte houses five purpose built suites and villas set apart from the main homestead amidst beautifully tended gardens with stunning panoramic views out to sea. Enjoy sumptuous breakfasts served on the veranda in warmer months or in the formal dining room with its polished wooden floors and open fire on cooler mornings.
From the private verandas and patios, take in stunning views over the water to distant hills; the ebb and flow of the tide sets the rhythm for white herons, spoonbills, and other estuarine birds stalking gracefully across the inlet. After a day of exploring the beautiful local area, relax and enjoy Bronte’s meandering gardens and parkland, heated swimming pool, tennis court, petanque, mountain bikes, and canoes and the seasonal beauty of the Estate’s 65-acre coastal orchard.
Te Koi the Lodge at Bronte is central to the Nelson region; just a 20-minute drive from the airport, and with its own helipad. It is surrounded by award winning wineries and internationally renowned cafes and galleries, with the Abel Tasman National Park only 45 minutes away.
When to visit
Take a trip to nearby Mapua and visit the galleries (my top being being the Cool Store Gallery) and enjoy fish and chips by the water's edge
The estate lies on the headland of Nelson’s Bronte Peninsula, overlooking Waimea Estuary. Halfway between Nelson city and the Abel Tasman National Park.
Golden Bay & Farewell Spit (Shared)
A visit to Golden Bay is an adventure in itself. Two of its most famous attractions are Pupu Springs and Farewell Spit.
Marlborough Private Wine Tour
Marlborough is well known for its wines, gourmet cuisine, beautiful gardens, award winning olive oils and inspirational artists. Come and enjoy the wineries, breweries and attractions of the Marlborough wine region.
Private Charter in the Abel Tasman National Park
Explore Abel Tasman National Park's iconic coastline on this idyllic private charter. Your journey will take you passed Split Apple Rock, Kaiteriteri, Marahau, Adele and Fishermans Islands, and on to Tonga Island seal colony.
Private Guided Hike on Queen Charlotte Track
Explore the picturesque Queen Charlotte Track on a privately guided hike from Ship Cove to Endeavour Inlet, passing stunning native foliage and extensive views of the Marlborough Sounds.
Private Helicopter Charter - Abel Tasman Cruise and Scenic Heli
Discover the truly exceptional natural beauty of the Abel Tasman National Park and the rugged peaks of the Kahurangi National Park with a private cruise, 45-minute helicopter flight and lunch on the beach.
Seafood Odyssea Cruise (Shared)
Enjoy a foodie experience like no other as you set sail on the Seafood Odyssea Cruise. Sample the best of Marlborough's seafood paired with some delicious regional wine. You will cruise past a salmon farm and learn about the local fishing industry.
The Food Source - Nelson (Private)
Explore Nelson’s gourmet delights by helicopter, flying between vineyard and reef where you can try your hand at fishing, before relaxing on the beach while your personal chef prepares a delicious three-course lunch.