Split Apple Retreat is a luxury lodge and spa overlooking Abel Tasman National Park with a focus on nourishing food and wellness therapies


Split Apple Retreat is a luxury lodge and wellness retreat located on the doorstep of Abel Tasman National Park. It is hard not to relax here, with a range of wellness therapies on offer from massage (reiki, acupuncture, reflexology) to yoga (Hatha, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Vinyasa) and meditation. Accommodation options include three spacious suites, each with super king bed and private deck overlooking the ocean. Japanese baths are a special touch in two of the suites, and complement the Japanese gardens. Other wellness facilities at the Retreat include a saltwater infinity pool, infrared sauna and steam room. Dining is focused on local foods which nourish the body and soul with Chef Pen presenting a tasting menu each evening. She is also available for cooking lessons for guests keen to learn new recipes to take home. Activity options at Split Apple Retreat include kayaking and hiking the Abel Tasman Coastal Track, helicopter excursions to beautiful beaches, and Marlborough winery experiences. Trust us, you won't want to leave this coastal paradise.

Terrace at Split Apple Retreat, Abel Tasman National Park
Balcony at Split Apple Retreat, Abel Tasman National Park
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What's Included
  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily tasting menu dinner
  • Wellness facilities including salt water pool, infrared sauna, steam room and yoga pavilion
  • Includes 15% NZ GST
3Location & Access
Location & Access

Located at the northern end of Abel Tasman National Park, about 1 hour drive from Nelson. You can access the Retreat by helicopter direct to the onsite helipad from Nelson (15 minutes) or Wellington (1 hour). Direct air transfer from Bay of Many Coves Resort is also available if combining Abel Tasman and Queen Charlotte walks.

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4Insider Advice
What You Need to Know
Best Room

Lotus Suite

Suitable For

Couples and families (minimum age of 12 for children)

Best Nearby Walk

Abel Tasman Coast Track, one of the Great Walks of New Zealand

Best Nearby Park

Abel Tasman National Park

Best Food & Wine Experience

Book a cooking lesson with Chef Pen for nourishing recipes to take home

Best Place for Relaxation

Take your pick between the infinity pool, Japanese bath, sauna, yoga pavilion or massage centre



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Split Apple Retreat is surely one of the most serene and restful places to stay in the entire hemisphere
Conde Nast Traveller, 2018