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Awaroa Lodge

Awaroa Lodge

Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand

Awaroa Lodge is located on the northern end of the iconic Abel Tasman National Park, nestled in the native forest and is inaccessible by road.

The lodge features 26 guest rooms from cute chalet style standard rooms to the architecturally designed superior suites. Awaroa Lodge is a TV-free environment and mobile phone coverage is non-existent, so you are free to absorb the sights and sounds of the native birdlife and glorious forest surroundings.

The lodge offers a restaurant, café and bar, day spa, and on sunny days an outdoor pizzeria which serves as a refreshment stop for track walkers. There is also a private beach just a short walk from the main lodge.


A unique property that focuses on the surrounding environment and getting back to nature with comfortable facilities.

OUR RATING: First Class

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The 26 guest rooms at Awaroa Lodge vary in size and style. The original standard and family rooms are nestled among sandy pathways and include a small outdoor seating area, an en suite with a walk-in shower, fridge, tea and coffee making facilities and Wi-Fi access. The architecturally designed superior suites are positioned over the wetland area and offer spacious, comfortable, and private rooms which include Wi-Fi access, a fridge, coffee machine, seating area, private balcony and contemporary en suite with walk-in shower. All rooms are a very short walk to the main lodge dining, spa and laundry facilities.


Awaroa Lodge is a 90-minute water taxi trip from Kaiteriteri and is not accessible by road. You can choose to arrive by water transfer, helicopter, or on foot. Awaroa Lodge is a 20-minute walk from the private beach where you arrive and your luggage will be transferred by the lodge porters.

Food and drink

Awaroa Lodge has a menu that showcases the best regional and seasonal produce paired with a carefully selected wine list. Choose to dine in the Harakeke Restaurant, in the courtyard, or at the outdoor pizzeria.


Children are welcome in the Family Rooms where you will find a quirky mezzanine floor. Older kids can enjoy guided kayak trips and our restaurant offers a kids' menu for our visiting ‘tamariki.’

Facilities and activities

Awaroa is about taking in the surrounding nature and disconnecting from the buzz of society. Here, you will find a TV-free environment and guests are encouraged to explore the area on foot or kayak and relax in the lodge or spa.

Tour ideas in Abel Tasman National Park

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Awaroa Lodge as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

Location & places nearby

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    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

    • Seal & Beach Walk
      Seal on Ohau Point

      Seal & Beach Walk

      Seal & Beach Walk

      The first part of the excursion starts with a cruise up the coastline, passing golden beaches and secluded bays, to Onetahuti (Tonga Bay), where you visit Tonga Island, which is home to the largest seal colony in the park and has many species of seabird and sometimes penguins.

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    Abel Tasman National Park and nearby places