New Zealand

Westhaven Luxury Retreat, Golden Bay

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Type: Luxury lodge

Grade: Deluxe

Introduction

This 7-room luxury lodge is located on a private peninsula, in Golden Bay, at the top of New Zealand's South Island.

Engulfed by miles of pristine wilderness, the lodge offers luxury accommodation in a relaxed and intimate setting. This "middle earth" setting is a special place of outstanding ecological values. Five lodge rooms and two lodge suites overlook the beautiful Whanganui Bay and spectacular Kahurangi National Park. A stay at the lodge includes full board.

Activities include a 24m heated indoor pool, massage and healing therapy, spectacular walks through lush rainforest and New Zealand's second largest Nikau Forest, kayaking, coastal fishing, quad biking, working farm, bird & wildlife watching, diving. The Westhaven estate, a peninsula of 1000 acres is privately owned land and enjoys the most spectacular views in the whole region. The diverse and ancient landforms, endemic plants, abundant bird life and outstanding natural and scenic coastal qualities, are unlike anywhere else.

Nelson is well known for its three spectacular National Parks (Abel Tasman, Nelson Lakes and Kahurangi National Park) where visitors can hike (guided and unguided), fish, kayak and cruise. The region is also home to over 300 full time artists, with a range of art trails & craft studios ready to be explored. Nelson also boosts some of the highest sunshine hours in New Zealand, with gold sand beaches and clear waters. For the adventure junky there is white water rafting, rock climbing, abseiling, parachuting and more. Wine & food enthusiasts will not be disappointed with the many local wineries and artisan producers.