About Us

Jocelyn & Scott

We are your hosts at the Abel Tasman Lodge and we absolutely love what we do.

About Us

We want our place to feel like the beginning of a great experience of the Abel Tasman National Park, so when you visit the Abel Tasman Lodge you can take in the splendour of one of New Zealand’s gems.

We Love Travel
We have travelled extensively, having visited many countries together. Hopefully that gives us some insight into what is important to you in experiencing this beautiful part of New Zealand.
Our Philosophy
Both of us are Kiwis with a real passion for our beautiful country and bringing it to life for our guests. It is our aim to help you have a fabulous experience here – enjoying your stay in what we believe is a stunning part of the world. We think of it is a world treasure and we are proud to be able share it with you.

Keeping the Beautiful, Beautiful

When you stay at the Abel Tasman Lodge you will hopefully see our ethos of "Keeping the Beautiful, Beautiful".
It’s our way of positively contributing to the world we live in. It's easy to say, but how do we bring this to life? Local • Reusable • Sustainable

Climate Positive Abel Tasman Lodge


We love to, and prefer to, support the people that make up our community. From the team that makes our chalets so clean, to the local artisans, suppliers and partners. Everything from our body wash to our innovatively designed showers. It’s about making the most of what we have in our wider region.


Reusable is integral to our business initiative to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.


Reducing our environmental impact is vital. We have started by removing plastic bin liners from our chalet rubbish bins (we now use biodegradable liners in the bathroom, for hygiene reasons). You can assist by considering what you throw away as landfill.


So how can you help in reusing products? Why not consider only using reusable water bottles at the Lodge. We appreciate it’s a big ask, but we provide amazing tap water, purified and cleaned to the highest standards and what’s more – FREE!


We strongly encourage recycling throughout the Lodge by offering several ways to recycle both in your chalets and near our communal kitchen.


Sustainability for the Abel Tasman Lodge is about endeavouring to make what we already have be better, last longer. Throughout our business, you will see it mentioned but more importantly in the actions we take. Just some of the small steps:

  • Continual replanting of native gardens
  • Key tag power system in your chalet, to ensure energy efficient power usage
  • Investment in fuel-efficient heating and cooling systems
  • On-demand hot-water solutions
  • Compostable nespresso coffee capsules in our Kowhai Suite and One Bedroom chalets
  • Removal of all single use plastic throughout the Lodge, including rubbish bags and single serve butter packs
  • Tesla and standard chargers for guests
  • Refillable in-room toiletries

Our efforts go beyond the Lodge in the work we do to support Mārahau, through the civil defence leadership during Cyclone Gita in 2018, the replanting programmes within Mārahau, and representations to local government to invest in rubbish and recycling in our village.

It’s a continual process and we always welcome help and ideas to Keep the Beautiful, Beautiful.

Businesses of any size can have a positive influence on the climate.

We may be small, but becoming a climate positive business is a powerful step for us.


Proud to be climate positive

In 2020, we partnered with EKOS and are proud to be a Climate Positive Business Operator. We have measured and offset 120% (at least) of our carbon footprint for 2020-21 with certified carbon credits. These credits are sourced from projects that grow and protect forests in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands and help to deliver climate resilience, waterways protection, erosion control, biodiversity conservation and community economic development.

Climate Positive Abel Tasman Lodge

The Difference
is in the Details...


In 2019 & 2020 we were again awarded the number 1 spot in the annual TripAdvisor Best of the Best Awards for the New Zealand hotel industry (across hotels, motels, lodges). In 2021, we went one better and have been ranked in the Top 20 romantic destinations in the World. In fact, we are proud to have been ranked so highly across five categories:

A lot of thanks goes out to our amazing team and most importantly you, our guests.

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