• Abel Tasman National Park Image
  • Abel Tasman National Park Image
  • Abel Tasman National Park Image
  • Abel Tasman National Park Image
  • Nelson Lakes National Park Image
  • Nelson Lakes National Park Image
  • Nelson Lakes National Park Image
  • Nelson Lakes National Park Image
  • Nelson Lakes National Park Image

Activities

Retiro Park Lodge Bed and Breakfast is a a destination on its own and the perfect base to explore the Nelson region: It is equidistant (approximately one hour and a half ) from the Abel Tasman, Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks some of the most beautiful National Parks in New Zealand. The beautiful Marlborough Sounds are reached in just one hour and will make for a delightful day trip.

Nelson is also famous in New Zealand for its craft and the wine growing areas of Richmond Plains (half an hour drive) and Moutere Hills (forty five minutes away). New Zealand’s most famous and world class wine region, Marlborough’s Wairau Valley is also easily reached from Retiro Park Lodge (seventy minutes). Nelson City with its bustling restaurants, cafes and art galleries is only fifteen minutes away, as is our nearest beach, Cable Bay. At Cable Bay Beach it is possible to go on nature walks, fishing, kayaking and horseback riding and there is also a cafe.

Some Restaurants and Bars that we like in Nelson City:

Hopgood’s Restaurant & Bar

Boat Shed Restaurant

Urban Oyster bar and Eatery

Harrys Bar and Restaurant

La Gourmandise Creperie