Near Marlborough

Kaikoura

Donegal House

Donegal House is close to Kaikoura's unique attractions, with Whale Watch and the town's centre only a few minutes away. With 29 newly-built guest rooms (all with private ensuite bathroom), magnificent gardens, licensed restaurant and a homely Irish bar, all wrapped in Irish Boyd family history (with a fair dollop of humour!). www.donegalhouse.co.nz

The Fairways

Enjoy Kaikoura's outstanding environment from the comfort of the brand new premium Kaikoura self contained apartment accommodation offered at The Fairways. Our luxury 5 star Kaikoura accommodation offers 1 or 2 bedroom ensuite apartments and ensuite studio rooms ideal for couples and families wanting a relaxing Kaikoura holiday retreat or for those enroute between Marlborough and Christchurch on their South Island tours. www.thefairways.co.nz

Hapuku Lodge

As a family of architects and builders, we designed Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses to be a contemporary country hotel. Not limiting our design efforts to the building, we also designed and handcrafted - with local wood working friends - the majority of the furniture throughout the Lodge, including the custom designed beds that some guests say are, "the most comfortable beds in the South Island.” We have lodge suites and tree house accommodation. www.hapukulodge.com/kaikoura

Nikau Lodge

Conveniently located in the heart of Kaikoura with magnificent hilltop views of sea and mountains, Nikau Lodge offers high quality affordable Bed and Breakfast accommodation. Relax in the garden, sit on the verandah with a glass of wine and gaze at the stars and snow-capped mountains, or enjoy our lounge for cosy evenings next to the woodfire. Continental and full cooked breakfasts are on offer in the morning using homemade muesli and cereals, and quality, fresh local produce including free range eggs. www.nikaulodge.com

 

Murchison

Owen River Lodge

Welcome to Owen River Lodge – New Zealand’s finest 5 star-rated fly fishing lodge. The Murchison/Nelson Lakes region of the South Island has the best sighted brown trout fishery in the world. Owen River Lodge is located right in the middle of this area. www.OwenRiverLodge.co.nz

Nelson & Tasman

A Culinary Experience B&B

Welcome to A Culinary Experience Luxury B&B filled with laughter, amazing views, original art, great food, and our adorable puppy. Joe, a Naturopathic Doctor, provides therapeutic massage. Kay, cookbook author and former cooking school owner, provides delightful dinners or cooking classes. Arrive as guests but leave as treasured friends. www.a-culinary-experience.com

Almyra Waterfront Lodge

Enjoy the luxury and panoramic water and mountain views at Almyra Waterfront Lodge - Luxury Self Contained apartment and Bed and Breakfast options. Our beautiful luxury accommodation close to the Abel Tasman National Park is just a stone’s throw from some of the most pristine and unspoiled beaches in New Zealand and provides the perfect spot for relaxing, walking, golf, wineries,  fishing,  kayaking and Abel Tasman activities. Almyra is well  located on the stunning  Kina Peninsula between Nelson and Motueka. www.almyrawaterfrontlodge.co.nz 

The Gates

The Gates Accommodation is stylish and different. City chic meets country style in these sunny, designer, boutique holiday homes/BnBs with an iconically Kiwi flavour on a 2ha farm overlooking Ruby Bay, Mapua. Copper Gate (4 bdrm luxury), Corru Gate (3 bdrm artsy) and Kissing Gate (retro caravan glamping for 2), or the Paris Suite (1 bdrm romantic retreat) are set in cycling heaven amongst quiet country roads winding through olive groves and vineyards, The Gates Accommodation has electric or standard bikes. The Great Taste Cycle Trail is right here. Catch the cycle ferry to Rabbit Island. It’s a 10 minute ride to Mapua seaside village with its cafes, artisans and stunning inlet. www.thegates.co.nz 

Mapua Leisure Park

A relaxed, island-like feeling characterises Mapua Leisure Park where tidal waters follow from the Waimea Estuary into the Tasman Bay. Sited on 25 acres of native and exotic woodland, Mapua Leisure Park has excellent recreational, accommodation and camping facilities catering for all age groups. Mapua Leisure Park is unique in the fact that it is the only clothes optional Holiday Park in New Zealand.  www.mapualeisurepark.co.nz

Plum Tree House & Quince Cottage

Plum Tree House and Quince Cottage sit nestled on gentle green slopes overlooking Mapua and the Tasman Sea with distant views of Nelson. Plum Tree House has two spacious double Bed and Breakfast rooms with shared guest bathroom facilities, and Quince Cottage is a completely independent, fully furnished, self-catering cottage with three double bedrooms that sleeps up to six people.  www.holidaystaymapua.nz