Nelson and Abel Tasman, New Zealand

Pihopa Retreat

Boutique luxury surrounded by nature

A historic property perfectly located for exploring

To imagine New Zealand is to conjure images of snow-capped peaks, jewel-toned fjords and lush expanses of greenery stretching into the horizon. Perched at the north of the mountain-studded South Island, on the outskirts of Nelson, Pihopa Retreat puts you at the heart of these epic landscapes. Flanked by three of the country’s most impressive national parks – Abel Tasman National Park, Kahurangi National Park and Nelson Lakes National Park – this is the perfect spot for those who seek spectacular scenery and activities in nature.

There are walks and mountain bike trails aplenty, while the turquoise waters and golden beaches of Tonga Island Marine Reserve are ideal for swimming, snorkelling and kayaking. The local art galleries, vineyards and restaurants that Nelson is known for present moments of laidback leisure along the way.

The retreat itself is tucked away among five and a half acres of landscaped gardens that ensconce a former bishop’s residence. Its well-preserved heritage leaves its mark on the property through the historic chapel and protected trees of over 100 years old. Each of the six comfortable suites takes the form of a spacious villa, designed to make you feel at peace and at home. A luxurious pillow menu and soothing rain shower or bubble bath ensure you’ll drift off into a revitalising sleep to the gentle chorus of nature.


Six individual guest villas

Historic buildings set within five and a half acres of gardens

Surrounded by three national parks

A wide range of outdoor activities available

Proximity to Nelson’s restaurants and arts scene

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