Abel Tasman, New Zealand
At a Glance
Owner-run eco-lodge with just ten guest rooms
Focus on locally-sourced, healthy food served by owner Clare and her nephew Sam
Named after a place in the hills where an underground spring has resurfaced – a lovely spot for an afternoon walk
Five kilometres of walking trails on the property and plenty of more extensive hikes beyond
Swimming pool and hot tub where you can unwind after a day exploring the local area
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The climate in New Zealand is incredibly pleasant, with warm and balmy summers and cold crisp winter months with wonderful clear, blue skies. The warmer high-season months of November to April are perfect for outdoor exploration. The colder months of June to August are the best time to ski.
Both North and South Islands are drier on the east coast, rather than on the west, where mountain ranges act as a trap for the moisture-rich winds from the Tasman Sea. It is also worth remembering that it is usually a few degrees cooler on the South Island than the North Island and as New Zealand has a maritime climate, the weather can change rapidly.
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The Resurgence is a small, owner-run eco-lodge in a lovely rural location near the Abel Tasman National Park in the northern stretch of South Island. An ideal base for enjoying the great outdoors and day trips on the coast which is just ten minutes away.
Tucked into the green hills just inland from the Abel Tasman National Park, The Resurgence is a family-run lodge with just ten rooms. Enjoy tranquil, rural surroundings and five kilometres of tracks to explore on foot or bike, including the natural spring which has resurged from underground, after which the lodge was named. This is a peaceful spot to base yourself for exploring the area, and an equally lovely place to start or end your New Zealand adventures for a bit of rest and relaxation.
There are four rooms in the main building, and six cottages dotted around the gardens. All are well appointed and make the most of the views with big windows and the main lodge rooms have access to a shared balcony. The cottages are made up of three bush chalets and three bush lodges, each with a kitchenette, barbecue on deck, and the bush lodges also have a lounge with fireplace and outside bathtub.
Local, fresh food is a real focus here, and many of the vegetables served are grown in the veggie patch here. Owner Clare and her nephew Sam are the cooks, serving up delicious farmhouse breakfasts each morning and four course dinners each evening.
Whilst not actually on the coast, this is a good base for exploring the area, both inland and on the water, and there’s enough to do here to keep you busy for several days. You can enjoy jogging or walking on the property, borrow bikes to explore further afield, work out in the gym or have a massage treatment if you’d rather take it easy. One of the best ways to explore the Abel Tasman is by kayak, and we’d recommend pre-booking a half or full day trip at some point during your stay to explore the pretty shoreline and tiny coves. Other activities include horse riding, boat trips and scenic helicopter flights for a real treat.
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.
Classic New Zealand
Auckland, Rotorua, Napier, Nelson, Kaikoura, Christchurch
from £7300 pp inc flights & transfers for 13 nights
- Explore the highlights of both the North and South Islands of New Zealand
- Perfect for couples or families alike
- A great itinerary for those wanting to explore New Zealand by car, at their own pace
Road Trip around South Island
Abel Tasman, Kaikoura, Christchurch, Franz Josef, Queenstown
from £6100 pp inc flights & transfers for 11 nights
- Adventurous trip covering the mountains, lakes and oceans of New Zealand's South Island
- Road trip through some of New Zealand's most dramatic scenery
- Particularly lovely in the New Zealand spring (October) with snow on the mountains and lambs in the fields
Location & directions
Abel Tasman, New Zealand
The Resurgence is located just 15 minutes’ drive inland from Kaiteriteri, the jumping off point for numerous water-based explorations of the Abel Tasman National Park including kayaking, boat cruises and stand up paddle boarding.
How to get there
The lodge is an easy one hour drive from Nelson town or airport, or three hours from Picton where the ferry from the North Island arrives.
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