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Westhaven Retreat

Westhaven Retreat is an extraordinary, beautiful and tranquil place, on a 1,000 acre private and secluded peninsula. Easily located, Westhaven Retreat is just a three-hour drive by private transfer from Nelson Airport, or a short helicopter flight. Here, guests can relax amongst Nature in luxury and style. Westhaven Retreat is a haven of undiscovered wilderness, neighboring New Zealand's national parks and marine reserves, filled with fantastic rock formations, Nikau Rainforests and private beaches. The pure natural beauty and variety of scenery will leave you astounded.

The lodge itself, described as an architectural delight, was hand built by its owners. The lodge is exquisite in design, featuring pleasing decors, exposed timbers, soft color schemes and natural fibers. All rooms perfectly appointed to enjoy the endless panoramic views over the bay. The lodge has great facilities for your relaxation, from hydrotherapy spa, infrared sauna, 24-meter indoor swimming pool, massage, reflexology and beauty treatments.

This is a family operation where you will be made to feel at home, naturally!

Golden Bay, South Island

Property Includes

  • Eco-Friendly
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Services
  • Mini Bar
  • On-Site Activities
  • On-Site Parking
  • On-Site Restaurants
  • Safe
  • Spa
  • Swimming Facilities
  • Room Information

    5 Guest Rooms with veranda (approx. 300 sq/ft)
    Refreshingly beautiful is the uniquely different layout of each of the five luxury guest rooms. With hand-crafted furniture and top quality linen, you can relax in comfort and style. En suite bathrooms have under-floor heating, granite top vanities, heated towel rails and jet showers. All rooms enjoy their own sitting area on the veranda overlooking the beautiful Whanganui Bay and Kahurangi National Park.

    2 Luxury Suites with double Spa bath on a separate wing of the Building (380 sq/ft)
    Two spacious and elegant suites are designed to embrace the stunning views of the Whanganui Inlet and Kahurangi National Park views. Generous sized bathrooms are featured with double granite vanities, large mirrors, under-floor heating, make up table and hydro-jet shower.

    After a long day exploring the Westhaven Estate, and while submerged in the astounding views of the region guests can relax and recharge while submerged in your luxurious large Jacuzzi, the perfect end to a wonderful day!

    Things To Do

    Westhaven Retreat is best known for the many beautiful tracks that vary from 30 minute strolls to 3 hours; all with easy walking paths.

    For active guests adventure is provided with the property's many activities.
    • Kayak tours
    • Quad Bike tours (safe driving on wide roads around the peninsula)
    • Coastal fishing
    • Guided Walks (introduction to Maori eating and healing plants)
    • Adventure Holiday

    Hunting and Fishing

    • Pig hunting with NZ pig hunters and dogs (clients must be good walkers)
    • Fly Fishing in Nearby Rivers (all day)
    • Fly Fishing by Helicopter to an amazing location in the hills
    • Deer Hunting by Helicopter


    • Farewell Spit Eco Tour
    • Farewell Spit Horse Trekking
    • Cave Tour

    Things to do on the Way to the Lodge (or on the way back)

    • Wine Tasting, Lunch and Sightseeing Tour
    • Helicopter Pick up on route stop at Abel Tasman Shuttle Sightseeing Tour
    • Helicopter pick up on route stop at Awaroa for Lunch
    • Helicopter sightseeing on route to "Lord of the Rings" sights