Eco Lodge & SPA

A New Zealand owned, family-run boutique Lodge operating for individual travel, boutique events, group accommodation, and holiday home for all your whānau.

Split Apple Lodge is a boutique Eco Lodge with high standards of service and sustainability, at the entrance of the Abel Tasman National Park.

Guests enjoy contemporary interior design in a remote and natural location, breathtaking scenery and top quality service in an individual and cosy atmosphere.

Brand new outdoor facilities impress with unexpected details, like the swimming pool running on a magnesium system for health and environment, a chlorine free outdoor spa pool with commanding mountain views, and New Zealand’s only Panorama Sauna, heated with firewood sourced on the property.

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This oasis is a beautiful accommodation in a spectacular setting

If you love a clean, minimal, natural aesthetic, this is your spot. Everything is done with the highest regard to quality. There is a personal touch added to every encounter. The sunrise and sunset breathtaking from this location.

- (tripadvisor March 2020)
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The boutique Lodge offers a complete no-worries experience

Therefore, all room rates include a broad choice of breakfast options, catering for all dietary needs.

Complimentary barista coffee and other refreshments are served all day long, a variety of snacks await the guests in the afternoon.

The team are available all day for questions and enquiries. Every guest is offered a free booking service for restaurants, trips, and tours, and enjoys individually tailored recommendations for activities during their stay.

Needless to say there is free broadband WiFi and free parking as well as a large guest fridge for any beverages or snacks you might carry.

Access to the swimming pool, outdoor mountain spa pool and use of the wood fired Panorama Sauna is included in all room rates. Massages can be booked onsite at extra charge.

Find Your Dream Room... Mountain or Ocean Views?

Split Apple Lodge is an exclusive and private boutique accommodation with 6 rooms only, catering for a maximum of 12 guests. Room types divide in Ocean View and Mountain View rooms, which both offer incredible views from your bed through the large windows and doors.

"I've stayed about 100 nights out of home for work and holiday in the last 2 years, and the three spent at Split Apple Rock were possibly the best. My wife and I didn't want to leave."

- Peter

"We loved our two-night stay at this boutique bed and breakfast near Abel Tasman National Park. Rooms were large and clean, with either mountain or sea views (ours was Mountain View)."

- Lauren

"Such a lovely place! Amazing views everywhere you look, friendliest staff and owners you'll ever meet, and peaceful beaches and places all around. Highly recommended!!"

- Steve Ricks

Frequently Asked Questions

You can book your stay conveniently through our online booking form right on this website, or via email enquiry – or you can call us, as we love the personal and direct contact with all guests! This way, we can also answer all your questions upfront to make your stay perfect. Walk Ins are very welcome, please note we experience a very high demand in peak season so booking ahead is wise.
At Split Apple Lodge we are eager and dedicated to do our part for the environment. Unlike most of the large hotels we count on participation of our guests into this concept. We follow a sustainable approach in every aspect. We have installed a significant amount of insulation, all rooms have ceiling and floor fans and large windows – but we do not offer air-condition. The lodge runs on rainwater only, which is why we count on our guests to be considerate with water consumption. Guests share a fridge for their private beverages, to save energy and avoid nasty fridge noises in the rooms. All our food and drinks are sourced locally, and organic wherever possible. The Swimming Pool is magnesium treated, the Hot Tub is ozone cleaned. The Sauna runs on firewood sourced on the property. For more information about the approach please read here (link to Eco Lodge)
Split Apple Lodge has an expansive outdoor SPA area and a 12m magnesium Swimming Pool. The SPA area features a Hot Tub with massive mountain views, and a unique Panorama Sauna, heated with firewood from our own property. Additionally, a wooden massage cabin with private views into the bush awaits guests for singles or couples massages (bookings essential). The swimming pool features sun loungers and umbrellas, and offers enough space to swim, plunge and hang out for everyone. Use of facilities (massages at extra costs) are included in room rates.
Split Apple Lodge is located in an idyllic, remote location between Kaiteriteri (10 mins by car) and Marahau (5 mins by car). Nelson Airport is a 50 minute drive away, Motueka town centre 25 minutes. All restaurants, tourist attractions and the entrance to the Abel Tasman National Park are just a few minutes away. Please note there is no public transport available to get to and from the Lodge, we strongly recommend a (rental) car. If you plan to travel without your own transport please get in touch before booking so we can arrange alternative options for you.
Check in starts at 3pm. If you require an earlier arrival please get in touch a day before so we can arrange this for you. Check Out is at 10am and again – if you wish a late check out please let us know upon arrival.
The Nelson-Tasman area offers an endless variety of options for activities and sights, you will have a hard time to decide on what you like to do. Sailing, Sightseeing, Wine Tasting, Tramping, Kayaking, unique Waka trips, Canyoning, Swimming, Fishing, Caves, Mountain Biking, a beautiful golf course or a day trip to the Golden Bay – it’s all right there. Please enquire with us for your individual planning & booking – we’re always here to help.

At Split Apple Lodge, your B&B room rate includes a fresh, healthy and locally sourced breakfast, ever changing and adapting to the seasonal, mostly organic produce. Fair Trade Organic Barista Coffee is offered all day long alongside with organic tea and cold beverages. If you like 1 espresso, a pot of tea, or 6 Flat Whites during the day – it’s all included.
Every afternoon we serve Canapés and fresh fruit to either welcome you to the Lodge or welcome you back from your daily activities. Welcome drinks are served upon arrival.
Additionally, you can buy
Packed lunches are available for your convenience, please order a day in advance.
A fresh, locally sourced, seasonal variety of dinner platters are available for pre-order, please also order a day in advance.
Because we are located in a residential rural area, Split Apple Lodge does not hold an alcohol licence, please bring your own alcoholic beverages.
Please note there are no self-cooking facilities for guests onsite during B&B business.

For your convenience we offer a large guest fridge to store all your food & drinks. Please note we have consciously decided for a shared guest fridge in the Lounge for two reasons: energy efficiency and noise.

Although the Kaiteriteri Marahau area is very remote we are lucky to have a broad variety of cafes and restaurants nearby:
Hooked on Marahau – Restaurant and Beer Garden
Fat Tui Marahau – Gourmet Burger Truck
Park Cafe Marahau – Cafe & Pizzeria
Kai Restaurant – Kaiteriteri
Gone Burgers – Kaiteriteri
The Views Vegetarian Restaurant – Kaiteriteri
The Beached Whale – Kaiteriteri
Mermaid Cafe  (vegan) – Kaiteriteri

At Split Apple Lodge we’re lucky with space, so you can easily bring your car, trailer, boat and mountain bikes. Please let us know a day in advance so we’re prepared and have everything organised for your extras.

Yes, you can, of course! It is a great place to withdraw from your busy life and focus on what’s important: your family and friends. 6 ensuite Queen bedrooms can sleep up to 12 (2 extra singles available on request), a fully equipped brand new kitchen (installed July 2020) awaits the eager chef. For group bookings we offer an outdoor BBQ. Rates include exclusive use of Hot Spa, Sauna and Swimming Pool, weekly housekeeping. Massages, daily housekeeping and a private chef can be booked on request.

Split Apple Lodge is located in a remote residential area, currently being the only business out here allowed to trade. Guests and neighbours appreciate the tranquility and unique atmosphere and respect each others peace and quiet. Therefore, please enquire via email about your event plans so we can look into it and let you know what’s possible.

The famous Split Apple Rock Beach is just down the road. Unfortunately, this road is not safe to be walked so we recommend to take your car (3 minutes) to the public car park area at Tokongawa Drive and walk to the beach (we call it the 15/30 walk: 15 mins down, 30 mins up). There is public toilets at the beach but no other facilities so please bring your own snacks and water.

Kaiteriteri Beach is a 10 minute drive by car down the road, offering swimming, kayaking and restaurants with Sea View. Many tour operators start their trips right from this famous Kiwi spot. Kaiteriteri has deep water so the tides don’t affect this beach too much – swimming is possible all day long.

Marahau Village and Beach is 5 minutes by car, also offering a variety of food spots in foot walking distance from the golden sand. Please note Marahau is tidal and swimming is only possible at high tide.

All bookings can be cancelled for free up to 7 days prior to Check-In. Payment needs to be made by 7 days prior to stay, there is no refund within a week’s time before Check-In.

Important Note:

Please note that due to COVID19 implications, Split Apple Lodge will operate as a group accommodation only until May 2021. Our B&B services are suspended for the coming season. Currently, only reservations from guests residing within New Zealand are confirmed. Overseas enquiries will be added to a waiting list until NZ border restrictions are lifted. As a small business, we apologise for any inconvenience and are grateful for your understanding.