Covering a large swathe of the South Island, the district of Tasman borders the wine regions of Marlborough, the city of Nelson and the West Coast Region. And, more importantly, if that’s where you’re headed, the Tasman district covers the Abel Tasman National Park, the Nelson Lakes National Park and the Kahurangi National Park, and borders the Tasman Sea, the Tasman Mountains and the Victoria Ranges and Mount Franklin. The best places to stay in Tasman tend to be remote eco-lodges and country house hotels, with spectacular views of the coast or the mountains.
Tasman is sliced through by several major river systems, and there are estuaries along part of the coastline - though also some beautifully golden beaches. So this is a popular spot for fisher-folk.
The national parks and stretches of wilderness also make this a great spot for people looking for wildlife, and there are several well known birdwatching areas.
Some of the Tasman district’s wildernesses have been farmed, and this is a lush crop and hop growing region.
Our pick of the best places to stay in Tasman are all ideally situated to make the most of this spectacular region, whether you're looking for an intimate B&B or a luxury eco-lodge.
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Luxury eco-lodge in Abel Tasman National Park. Chic, contemporary interiors complement retro style furnishings. Rooms & suites all have sit out decking areas with great views over native bush, wetlands and an organic kitchen garden. Great framily friendly base for birdwatching and walking.
Set amongst an orchard, olive groves and walnut trees, this lodge has three boutique rooms with comfy beds, an outdoor hot tub and views out to the property's winery - Pine Hill Serenity Vineyard. Close to Tasman Great Taste Trail. Great for a country escape.
Boutique B&B overlooking Tasman Bay at top of South Island. Three modern, clean and comfy suites with terraces offering great sea and mountain views. With a spa pool and sauna. Great walks on next door Windhover Estate.
Luxury B&B and apartment accommodation close to Abel Tasman National Park. Chic interiors are a clever mix of contemporary and traditional. Plus a swimming pool and hot tub, use of kayaks and three acres of gardens leading down to waterfront. Good for families, groups and adventure-seekers.
Boutique country house hotel with elegant suites. Spectacular landscaped gardens including two acres of peonies and a working apple and pear orchard. Outdoor swimming pool, grass tennis court and giant chess. Close to three national parks and Motueka rivers.
This eco-lodge offers luxurious, comfortable and stylish rooms in Riwaka Valley on 50 acres of native bush. Some rooms have views over Kahurangi National Park. With a spa, outdoor swimming pool, gym and hot tub. Committed to sustainable practices including solar power and recycling.