Awaroa Eco Lodge joins Peppers Retreats and Resorts

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Peppers Retreats and Resorts has added the Awaroa Lodge in Abel Tasman National Park to its expanding New Zealand portfolio.

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 lodges 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 Nelsons town centre and set within an incredible wilderness setting, Peppers Awaroa Lodges 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 conferences.

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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