About Us

For over 20 years, luxury accommodation in exclusive surroundings on the shores of the Waimea Estuary has been provided for discerning guests at the Lodge on the headland of the Bronte Peninsula. Now under the care of Ian and Ali Metcalfe, the Lodge, villas and suites have undergone a major refurbishment to bring them up to date with the sensibilities and expectations of today's international clientele.

The name has changed -Te Koi - The Lodge at Bronte - but the provision of discreet, matchless service and the aim of delivering a restful retreat from daily life have not.

Owners Ali and Ian Metcalfe have a lifetime of hospitality experience behind them. Ali is a superb professional chef and together they have run an award winning restaurant and a high end travel experience company specialising in small groups. Their lives here and time spent living abroad have given them both a unique knowledge of what it takes to make their guests feel valued and deliver a very special experience. 

Come and experience this truly magical location.


133 Bronte Road East
Mapua, Nelson New Zealand 7173