Peppers Awaroa Lodge, Abel Tasman National Park
Abel Tasman National Park,
7143, South Island, New Zealand
Surrounded by native bush and minutes from the well-known Abel Tasman Coastal Track, there is no direct road access. The lodge is only accessible by foot, sea kayak, water taxi or air. As there is no road access to Peppers Awaroa Lodge, organising the journey to the lodge is an important part of your stay.
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The access ramp at Peppers Awaroa Lodge makes getting on and off the beach hassle free – there is no need to get your feet wet.
Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle
Departing from Kaiteriteri, the Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle holds up to 70 passengers and will take you on a scenic journey along the coastline of the National Park pointing out features and providing commentary along the way.
Abel Tasman Aqua Taxi
Departing from Marahau, the Abel Tasman Aqua Taxi operates a small boat which gets you close to the scenery and wildlife on the way. Designed for the more adventurous, the Aqua Taxi will get you to the lodge with speed.
The sky is the limit when getting to Peppers Awaroa Lodge.
From Nelson or Motueka, enjoy a scenic flight along the coastline and land in the lodge’s wetland. Tasman Helicopters also offer ‘heli lunches’ for up to 6 people at the lodge’s café.
Flight Corporation/Sounds Air
Whether you choose to fly from Nelson, Motueka, Karamea, Takaka or Wellington, take a scenic flight above the park and land on the lodge’s airstrip.
Peppers Awaroa Lodge offers an opportunity to discover one of New Zealand’s Great Walks. Guests arriving at the lodge can walk part of the coastal track and have their luggage brought over on the water taxi. The lodge is the ideal place to spend the night on the second day of the walk, if you are departing from Marahau.
Alternatively, there are plenty of options for day walking on the track for guests who are staying at Peppers Awaroa Lodge.
GPS coordinates: -40.8610002,173.036781