Beautiful Tasman Region

From Nelson to Nelson
  • Canterbury & Upper South Island
  • Family and Friends
  • Wildlife and Nature
  • Food and wine
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Tour Description

Edenhouse is perfectly positioned between Nelson and the golden postcard beaches of the Abel Tasman National Park. This is country renowned for its trout-fishing rivers, wild mountains, pristine countryside, hiking and cycling trails, and a thriving arts and crafts community. All within easy reach of Edenhouse Luxury Lodge.

The private cruise to explore the Abel Tasman National park will be an absolute highlight. You are spoilt for choice with activities such as hiking, walking, cycling or scenic flights are all possible. And then of course there is the wonderful food and wine produced in this region, that you will sample at Edenhouse. Your hosts will make your stay a truly five-star experience in a little piece of paradise in New Zealand.

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Get a taste of all the Abel Tasman has to offer from the comfort of your private charter boat. Cruise, swim, kayak and be dropped off for a bush walk. Relax on board and enjoy a delicious lunch.

“Wine tasting is a must, when you are in this region. Visit the boutique vineyard ‘Himmelsfeld’. Beth, the owner will share her passion with you.” Pia, Team Viva

The best place for garden, food and wine lovers. Edenhouse is situated within 48 acres of private and internationally acclaimed gardens.

Tour Itinerary

Customisable ? This tour can be customised to suit your tastes and timing. Enquire here for more information.
Day 1
Nelson Ngatimoti

Arrive at Nelson Airport and pick up your rental car.
Self-drive to your luxury lodge, the journey takes about 50 -60 minutes. Settle into your unique garden cottage and enjoy the rest of the day at your own leisure. Enjoy a stroll through the lodge garden, a virtual 'piece of paradise' the hosts have created.

Your host will serve you a delicious dinner prepared with local produce and matched with award winning local fine wines.
Guests have the choice of dining in the formal dining room, the studio, or the sitting room. In addition, you also have the option to dine outdoors with a choice of several garden locations.

Day 2
Nelson Abel Tasman

Private Cruise – Explore the Abel Tasman National Park
Spend your day on board the modern vessel and explore the parks golden beaches, turquoise waters and native bush. The pristine marine reserves provide a paradise for kayaking in tranquil lagoons, watching seal pups and blue penguins at play, bush walk options, as well as relaxing on board.

After your fabulous cruise you will be ready for some fine dining at your lodge.

Day 3

Today you have the option of either a 'Wine & Art' tour or something more active 'Hiking Mount Arthur'

Hiking Mount Arthur: This morning your guide will pick you up from lodge and drive the access road to Mount Arthur – the second highest mountain in Kahurangi National Park – climbing 1000m to the start of the day hike.
Walk through towering beech forest with ever improving views and diverse bird life. Mid-way up the flora changes to resemble a bonsai forest quite from another world, before returning to beech forest prior to emerging into the alpine region.
The views from above Mt Arthur Hut looking over Tasman Bay and across to the Kaikoura Ranges are breath-taking and offer a great place to enjoy lunch before making the return trip.
Private guide and lunch included.
Wine & Art Tour: Enjoy a private tour through the vineyards of Nelson Tasman. They are set amongst exceptional scenic countryside with Tasman Bay in the foreground and the Kahurangi ranges creating the backdrop. With most of the wineries still being family owned, passion and enthusiasm allows their cultural influence to show through in the consistently high quality world class wines.
The wine region also plays host to a number of fantastic artists and as your tour is private, we have plenty of flexibility to add them to your experience.
Private guide and transport included

This evening you may choose to have your dining experience out in the stunning gardens.

Day 4
Ngatimoti Nelson

After breakfast - sadly it is time to say good-bye to this little piece of paradise. Drive to Nelson Airport and return your rental car.

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 3 nights luxury accommodation in a unique garden cottage or lodge suite
  • Included Copy 20 Daily breakfast
  • Included Copy 20 Dinners matched with award winning local wine
  • Included Copy 20 Selected beverages
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Rental car for 3 days, ex Nelson
  • Included Copy 20 Private Able Tasman National Park cruise
  • Included Copy 20 Hiking Kahurangi National Park or Private wine and art tour
  • Included Copy 31 This can be tailor made, add extra nights and more
  • Included Copy 31 Transfer service can be arranged if you would prefer not to self drive


  • Included Private Abel Tasman National park cruise
  • Included Fine dining and time to relax in a setting of beautifully landscaped gardens
  • Included Hike Mt Arthur, second highest mountain in Kahurangi National Park (non hiking options available)
  • Included Private Wine & Art Tour of the Nelson/Tasman region
  • Included Stunning surrounds: golden beaches, turquoise waters and native forests
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3 days

Price from

$1,894 USD

Per person, sharing

including GST

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