If you could create a region that contains the very best scenery – mountains, lakes, rivers and golden sand beaches, all within one hour’s drive of a private country retreat – you would have created Nelson and Te Koi - The Lodge at Bronte.
Where else can you visit rivers and lakes so clear that large brown trout can be easily spotted from the water’s edge? Where native bush robins are so friendly they hop onto your boots? Where the sea is that stunning jade blue you only see in travel posters? That’s Nelson.
And Nelson is home to a diverse community of artists, artisans and craftspeople, potters, painters and glassblowers. Vineyards are close by for the wine lover’s pilgrimage and local restaurants offer you the chance to taste mouth-watering smoked salmon and fresh local seafood.
The more adventurous can hire a kayak or take a nature trail, exploring the pristine wilderness of the Abel Tasman National Park.
There are many award-winning restaurants and wineries, country cafés and vineyard eateries nearby. Hop on one of our bikes and visit local artists at work, or a self-drive tour can be arranged for you.
These are the memories of Nelson you will savour and that will prompt you to return here again and again. Te Koi - The Lodge at Bronte is the perfect place to stay while you enjoy these wonderful attractions all around you.