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Te Koi — The Lodge at Bronte

Nelson, New Zealand

Te Koi is nestled in a beautiful garden setting on the edge of the Bronte Peninsula, just a 30-minute drive from Nelson and a 45-minute drive from Abel Tasman National Park. Here you will find a luxury accommodation with wonderful water and mountain views and a tranquil natural setting.

At the property, there are purpose-built villas and suites that are privately set among trees beside the water’s edge. All have a large comfortable bed, a spacious lounge area, air conditioning, a walk-in shower, and tea and coffee making facilities.


A classically elegant property overlooking the Waimea estuary, with a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere.


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Each of the villas and suites is situated to look over the Tasman Bay and out toward the Richmond Ranges, which you can enjoy from your large furnished deck. The rooms have been designed with touches of luxury and have either one large or two smaller beds, an en suite bathroom, a lounge area, and tea and coffee making facilities.


Te Koi is perfectly located to access three national parks including Abel Tasman National Park, which is just a 30-minute drive from the lodge. Alternatively, you can visit one of the surrounding wineries or visit local artisan galleries around Nelson which is a 25-minute drive from the lodge and offers a range of shopping, cafes, bars, and restaurants.

Food and drink

While staying at Te Koi, you will receive a gourmet breakfast and evening drinks and canapes are served daily in the lodge dining room or on the outside deck. In the evening, you can enjoy a specially prepared dinner with matched wines from the region. Alternatively, you can head to a few restaurants down the road for a nice sandwich or meal.

Facilities and activities

While staying at Te Koi, you can enjoy their solar heated pool, pétanque and tennis court along with numerous bike trails, wineries, artisan galleries and national parks around the area.


Villa Four is wheelchair accessible.

Tour ideas in Nelson

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Te Koi — The Lodge at Bronte 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.

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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.

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