Peppers Retreats and Resorts has added the
Awaroa Lodge in Abel Tasman National Park to its expanding New
To be known as Peppers Awaroa Lodge when
it re-opens on 26 September after closing over the winter months,
the new addition is one of six Peppers resorts and retreats
located across New Zealand.
The four star wilderness lodge is the sole
provider of luxury accommodation in the National Park which is
renowned for its golden beaches, sculptured granite cliffs and
world-famous Abel Tasman Coast Track.
Part of the lodge’s charm is its remote location
and tranquil surrounds. With no road access available to the
property, guests can either walk the famous Abel Tasman track from
either Marahau or Totaranui; Kayak the Abel Tasman coastline from
Totaranui; take a water taxi from Kaiteriteri or Marahau; or for a
truly memorable experience, charter a helicopter or light aircraft
from Nelson, Motueka or Wellington.
Just two hours from Nelson’s town centre and set
within an incredible wilderness setting, Peppers Awaroa Lodge’s 26
contemporary villas strike a perfect balance of natural comfort
and contemporary style, with views of picturesque wetlands and
native bush. The lodge includes 12 Superior Suites which have been
designed with a focus on the environment by Wellington architect
Ian Athfield. The facilities are also ideal for weddings and
As an Eco Lodge, Peppers Awaroa Lodge is
committed to the ethos of ecological and bio-organic
sustainability and is a contributor to the Nelson-Tasman
Sustainable Tourism Charter – a regionally defined vision of what
sustainable tourism means for local tourism businesses. The
property is also involved with Green Globe 21 which is a worldwide
recognised environmental standard for Eco Tourism.
The four star Qualmark status and Silver Green
Globe Benchmark property (one of only two in the South Island) is
an acclaimed business within the New Zealand tourism landscape,
having won multiple awards including the Top Three Hotels title in
2006 and the Innovation in Eco Tourism Award in 2005.
Mantra Group CEO, Bob East, said, “We look forward to
the continued growth of the Peppers brand in New Zealand with
further additions set to join the network over the coming months.”
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