Positioned perfectly for you to experience the best of the Nelson, Tasman, and Marlborough regions, we hope you'll have fun exploring and enjoy some of the many activities and special places both within and beyond the Retreat.
From rugged rocky ridges and vast mountain ranges to native forest and golden beaches, Nelson's three national parks are as spectacular as they are diverse. Walkers will love two of New Zealand's Great Walks – the Heaphy Track in Kahurangi National Park and the Able Tasman Coastal Track in Abel. Lake Rotoiti in the Nelson Lakes also has a choice of scenic walks that range from a couple of hours to several days. Queen Charlotte Sounds in Marlborough (although not a National Park) is well worth a visit. If you only have a day, take a water taxi from Picton and explore a section of this beautiful track.
Food & Wine
Nelson's mild climate and fertile soil means it’s a fabulous place to grow beautiful produce and wine. Home to boutique family-run wineries our wine region is not as has a special charm that you won’t find anywhere else. The Saturday markets are a wonderful place to meet local artisans selling everything from organic fruit and vegetables to cheese and dairy products, herbal teas, chutneys, sourdough and more. The Marlborough region is a well-established wine region that exports wine to the world, with some great restaurants and cellar doors you can visit year-round.
There is an activity for everyone right on the doorstep of Peak View Retreat. Embark on a Wildlife Tour in the Abel Tasman, or enjoy a private gourmet food, art & wine experience, or get your adrenaline pumping at the Cable Bay Adventure Park.
Whatever you choose to do, you will be immersed in our beautiful world of rugged mountains, crystal clear lakes, golden sand beaches and native forests.