Torrent Bay Lodge
Welcome to our holiday house, sitting on the edge of a sheltered beach. We’ve rebuilt and upgraded to modern standards without losing the relaxed, holiday atmosphere of our nautical retreat.
- Availability: Guests on our overnight breaks only
- Best For: Exploration or relaxation
- Cost: All inclusive breaks
Sitting just above the tide line on the edge of a golden beach, Torrent Bay Lodge has been the Wilson family holiday home for over 30 years.
Their home has been continually extended and remodelled to be shared exclusively with visitors who stay with the Wilsons on one of their overnight trips into Abel Tasman National Park.
The Torrent Bay Lodge experience:
Far away from the hustle and bustle of town, nestled in one of the Abel Tasman’s most famous bays, Torrent Bay Lodge retains all the charm of the Wilson family's relaxing holiday home. The lodge is renowned for its hospitality and is a place you can choose to be as active or relaxed as you wish.
After your day exploring the park, whether by kayak or by foot, our warm welcome includes hot and cold drinks with delicious snacks – a reward for your efforts! Then why not laze on the sun deck or feel the sand between your toes on the beach in front of the lodge, or in winter cosy up by our open fire.
Whatever you choose, you’ll return to your home-away-from-home to savour a freshly prepared meal, local wine or beer and good company. After dinner, stay up late gazing at the stars from the deck or retire to your comfortable bed and let the waves soothe you to sleep at the end of a wonderful day.
Sleep in or watch the sun rise as you soak up the beauty and tranquillity of the park to yourself, long before the day visitors arrive, before tucking into a home-cooked kiwi breakfast with delicious selection of wholesome cereal, toast and freshly brewed coffee.
Torrent Bay Lodge was the Wilson family holiday home (or bach) in 1968. Since then, they have extended and refurbished the cottage to include 13 comfortable en-suite double/twin rooms. Keeping the nautical theme, each room is named after ships that featured in the nautical history of the adjacent coastline.
Modern facilities blend with the informal atmosphere of an open dining area, mellowed with natural wood. French doors open to a deck, which continues out to the beach, perfect for morning coffee or drinks at the end of the day.
Stay with Wilsons and share seven generations of our family's personal experience and pioneering history in this very special part of New Zealand.
Why stay with Wilsons?:
Make the most of your visit to Abel Tasman National Park and take the worry out of scheduling each day's activity. Let our friendly reservations team arrange the most suitable boat and travel connections for your needs and sort out the transport of your luggage too. Then allow us to share our history of this special place with you. Read more...
To stay at the heart of Abel Tasman with us is to experience the true essence of New Zealand’s finest coastal National Park.
How to get here
There is no road access to Torrent Bay. This idyllic bay in the heart of Abel Tasman National Park can only be reached by boat or by walking along the coastal track. Therefore, any overnight accomodation includes all transfers into the Park. For directions on how to get to Abel Tasman National Park, and our office in Motueka, Click Here.
Torrent Bay Lodge Walkthrough
Other Our Beachfront Lodges OptionsWe operate these options:
Accommodation at Torrent Bay Lodge is available exclusively for guests of Wilsons Abel Tasman who wish to enjoy overnight stays in the National Park.
Getting Here: Walk, Kayak or Cruise:
Our beachfront lodges can only be accessed on foot, by kayak or by boat, from Kaiteriteri or Marahau. Any stay with us is inclusive of return coach connections to Abel Tasman National Park from Motueka or Nelson, although of course you can choose to self-drive.
With our walking and kayaking breaks, all travel and luggage logistics, food and accommodation are included. In addition our highly trained Guides will help you make the most of each day, greatly adding to your connection with this special place. All sea kayaking is guided, though you can choose to walk unguided if you prefer.
Whether you want to walk, kayak or a bit of both, we can arrange your itinerary accordingly, so simply choose the duration and timing of break which suits you best.
Be our Guest:
Join us for one of our holidays that can be tailor made to suit you.
- All rooms twin/double with en-suite bathroom
- All bedding and towels provided
- Drying room
- Meals are freshly prepared by your Hosts at the Lodge. Read more about our delicious food.
- In-House bar serving hand-picked local specialties
- Central heating and open fire for winter comforts
- Beautiful gardens and sun-filled deck with panoramic sea views