See Akaroa

Akaroa (Long Harbour) was formed from the erosion of the softer rocks of one of the huge volcanic craters that formed Banks Peninsula. The sea flooded in to the crater which now stands about one third of the height of the original volcanic cone. The remaining steep sides create the dramatic scenery and the relatively sheltered harbour with a multitude of small scenic bays.

The resurgence

The Resurgence – Abel Tasman, Nelson

The Resurgance
The Resurgence is set in 50 acres of tranquil wilderness with 5km of bush tracks. Surrounded by birds, this relaxed and friendly Lodge is a perfect base for exploring the Nelson Region. Select Boutique Lodge Rooms or self-contained Bush Suites on Dinner B&B or self-contained basis. Dinner is a highlight with 4-course lodge-dining showcasing Nelson wine and produce. The Resurgence is the closest 5-star accommodation to the Abel Tasman National Park and also offers easy day trips to Golden Bay, Kahurangi National Park or Nelson art studios and wineries. Let your well-travelled hosts help you plan activities such as kayaking, hikes and birding trips to winery and art tours. A child-free, smoke free resort with pool, spa and massage therapies; ideal for honeymoons and for active couples who enjoy good food and nature.


Winter Gardeners at Fyffe Lodge

Winter at Fyffe Lodge   Like everyone else throughout New Zealand at this time of the year we have heads down and bottoms up with pruning and trimming.   With some 60 roses on site it takes us a while not to mention the grape vine and the stone fruit trees.   Stringing up the…


Fletcher Lodge .. Our last Season

Before we get head first into spring cleaning and start getting ready for the new season here is a quick summary of the last summer at Fletcher Lodge.   The season started very, very slowly with both October and November officially declared by us as the worst ever.  Fortunately this poor start was made up…