Nelson and Abel Tasman

Split Apple Retreat

An exclusive luxury lodge on the edge of the Abel Tasman National Park

A quiet wellness hideaway

High above Tasman Bay, Split Apple Retreat offers both every indulgence as well as the promise of a focus on good health.

This quiet Abel Tasman National Park luxury retreat and wellness hideaway is the ideal place to relax and pamper yourself in pristine surrounds.

Two of the ocean-facing rooms, Fuji and Lotus, boast the best in Japanese-style luxury with private decks and gardens and Japanese granite baths. The third, Rainbow, a two-level room with a separate lounge, features colour-changing LED lights in the bath and shower.

Split Apple retreat specialises in serving gourmet food with a focus on good health and mouth-watering presentation. The result of a collaboration between a doctor specialising in nutrition and a culinary artist, the retreat has become known for its dedication to fine food that promotes longevity. To ensure guests can continue eating mindfully at home, the chef guides budding culinary artists through a number of her popular dishes.

Continuing the focus on wellness, there are a wide range of services to help guests unwind, relax and rejuvenate. Choose from a selection of massage treatments, learn how to meditate, or sign up for a private yoga session. The gym, infrared sauna, steam room and infinity pool leave guests feeling thoroughly refreshed. For adventuring beyond the lodge, private boats and water taxis land at Split Apple Beach to collect guests keen on visiting the Abel Tasman National Park.


3 suites

Gourmet food

Infinity pool

Mountain biking

Cooking classes

Spa treatments

Sea kayaking

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Te Waonui Forest Retreat is a haven from the city rush – a place to focus on relaxation and well-being surrounded by nature near the remarkable Franz Josef Glacier. With a natural, earthy ambiance and stellar service, the retreat offers guests the opportunity to take a deep breath and unwind. Designed to stand the test of time, Te Waonui’s design blends in with its natural setting. It features innovative, environmentally sustainable architecture, creating a warm and quiet haven for guests to relax. Staff at Te Waonui actively support community-based projects to help preserve the natural heritage in Franz Josef Glacier Town. Wake up to the melodic sounds of native birdsong, and admire the views of majestic mountains rising from lush rain forests – all from the comfort of a luxuriously appointed room. Suites have been designed with both comfort and environmental preservation in mind. Generously proportioned, the rooms are spread across four wings connected by covered walkways, and feature the highest standard of amenities. Savour local cuisine among the trees in The Canopy Restaurant. A five-course menu, created from the freshest West Coast and South Island produce, ensures guests enjoy a complete food experience. An open fire, natural colours and organic textures add further ambiance and warmth to the welcoming environment. Let the team at Amaia Luxury Spa take you on a journey of ultimate relaxation with a superior range of treatments intended to leave you feeling completely revitalised.