The Greenwood Guide to New Zealand

The Resurgence

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Please note that this guide was last updated a few years ago (2009), so there will no doubt be changes in rates and possibly ownership.

Peter Adams and Clare de Carteret-Besson
The Resurgence, Riwaka Valley Road, Motueka, Nelson

Tel: + 64 (0)3-528-4664
No cell number available
No fax number available

The Resurgence is an environmental-award-winning lodge named after the source of the Riwaka River. This naturally-purified crystal pool springs from deep within the ground and is only half an hour’s walk away, through land flourishing with native trees.....

.... The property borders Kahurangi National Park, home to a great variety of birds including keruru, bellbirds, fantails, wax-eyes, quails, pheasants and, my favourite, the jazzy-sounding morepork. Clare keeps a touch of the avian theme indoors too. Rachel Gilmore’s beautifully depicted paintings of bellbirds, dotterel and whio feature in the Bush Suites. Nature lovers will be in their element here, especially with the doorstep opportunity to kayak and walk in the Abel Tasman, or over in Golden Bay on a private guided eco-tour, and then returning that evening to enjoy the good life at this terroir-style lodge, ideal for those who appreciate excellent cuisine and great conversation. I met the other guests over pre-dinner drinks and by the time we sat down for the main meal we were all pals and laughed away the evening. Clare’s four-course meal of broccoli timbale, carrot, orange and ginger soup, a Mediterranean fresh fish main and a lime cream tart with espresso coffee was unfaultable… unlike Peter’s jokes (just kidding Peter!). If you strike a rare rainy day, massage therapies, the Internet, CDs, a well-respected book exchange and shelves of bush suite DVDs are at your disposal.





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Symbols: No Smoking    Special Wheelchair Access    Off-street Parking    Meals Can Be Provided    Swimming in Pool/Sea/River    Good Hiking or Walking    Full Wheelchair Facilities    Fishing    Wifi Available    Self-catering Option    Horses available    Gourmet Cuisine Available    Boats or Charters    Canoeing    Bird-watching Enthusiasts    
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Rooms: 10: 6 self-contained Bush Suites, 3 with kings/twins, en/s showers and 3 with queens and en/s showers. 4 Lodge Rooms, 3 queens and 1 king with en/s showers.
Prices: Please consult the owners for current prices.
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Meals: Complimentary breakfast, evening apéritifs & 4-course dinner for lodge guests. Complimentary breakfast provisions provided for Bush Suites; 4-course dinner extra.
Directions: On SH60, drive through Motueka then small township of Riwaka, then past 2 turnings to Abel Tasman National Park. After a further 2km, at the foot of the Takaka Hill, take small turning left down Riwaka Valley Rd. Drive 5.7km until you see the sign for the lodge on right.


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