Retiro Park Lodge Bed and Breakfast is 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.
Retiro Park lodge is a destination in its own right and of course you can decide not to travel on the day and just completely unwind around the garden, the swimming pool, read a book in the tree house, help us feeding the Llamas and Alpacas, wander through the vineyard, olive grove, go uphill or down to the Teal River with its Native bird-life for a pleasant walk.