Torrent Bay Lodge
Welcome to our holiday home on the beach. We’ve rebuilt and upgraded to modern standards, keeping the relaxed character of our nautical retreat.
- Availability: Guests on our overnight breaks
- Best For: Exploration or relaxation
- Cost: All inclusive breaks
Getting Here: Walk Kayak or Cruise
Access to Torrent Bay is on foot, by boat or paddling a kayak. A stay with us includes coach connections to Abel Tasman National Park from Motueka or Nelson, boat transport in the Park, luggage transfers, and all food. There is the option to include guided kayaking. Expert Hosts help you make the most of each day, and take care of your safety, adding to your connection with this special place.
The Torrent Bay Lodge experience:
Sitting just above the tide line on the edge of a golden beach, Torrent Bay Lodge retains all the charm of the Wilson family's 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. Overnight stays are all-inclusive with transport into the Park, luggage transfers, activities and delicious meals. The in-house bar serves a selection of local beers and wines.
After your day exploring or relaxing 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. 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 tranquillity of the park to yourself, long before the day visitors arrive. Then we serve up 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. 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 eight generations of our family's personal experience and pioneering history in this very special part of New Zealand.
To stay at the heart of Abel Tasman with us is to experience the true essence of New Zealand’s finest coastal National Park.
Other OptionsWe Operate These Options:
Guests on our 3-Day and 5-Day Breaks have priority booking at our Lodges. If our trip schedule does not suit your holiday plans, contact us to discover how you can join one of our trips.
- 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
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, and boat transport in the Park.
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.