It’s a very special place. We are right next to a National Park with a growing wealth of birdlife returning to the area, much of which you will see in our native gardens and surrounding areas.
One of the ways in which we support our environment is through providing Forest and Bird soaps, shampoos and conditioners. As a guest, you can also help at a local level by donating to the Birdsong Trust. The Trust and the local residents, businesses and visitors that support it, helps to protect and restore the natural environment of the Abel Tasman National Park.
‘Local’ is a theme you will see throughout the Lodge. We have a strong focus on supporting and working with local producers, crafts people, and retailers. One example is that we include local honey and jam in our breakfast.
We’ve attempted to complement the unspoilt Mãrahau landscape by constructing low impact architecturally-designed buildings in natural recycled timbers, with colours of the granite landscape, all with extensive native tree plantings.
Environmentally sustainable practices underpin our operation wherever possible. Leading-edge evapotranspiration technology, electricity key tags in chalets, low-level, time-controlled external lighting, LED Bulbs in all our chalets, and recycling of food scraps, bottles, plastics and paper products, all contribute to our ‘light touch’ on the Abel Tasman.