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. There are no roads in Abel Tasman National Park, so a stay with us includes coach connections from Motueka or Nelson, boat transport in the Park, luggage transfers, and delicious meals cooked for you.

The Torrent Bay Lodge Experience

In 1968, a small cottage on the beach was the Wilson family's holiday "bach". Since then, the family has extended and refurbished the building many times to welcome visitors with much more than a room for the night in the wilderness. There is no need to give up modern comforts in the isolated Torrent Bay Village that has no access to urban facilities. Expert Hosts help you make the most of each day, and take care of your safety, adding to your connection with this special place. 

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. 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. The in-house bar serves a selection of local beers and wines (extra charge).

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. Enjoy a a home-cooked kiwi breakfast with freshly brewed coffee, watching the tides in the Bay.  


From a small sea-side cottage, Torrent Bay Lodge has been extended and refurbished to include 13 comfortable double/twin rooms with ensuite bathrooms.  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.

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.

Our friendly Reservations Team is waiting to answer your enquiries and take your booking. Please contact us using the details below or complete the online form on this page and one of our team will reply within 24 hours.

Freephone (New Zealand Only): 0800 223 582 (0800 ABEL TASMAN)
Freephone (Australia Only): 1800-139 341

Telephone (within New Zealand): 03 528 2027
Telephone (outside New Zealand): +64 3 528 2027 (calling outside NZ)