The Resurgence

574 Riwaka Valley Rd., Motueka, Tasman, 7198, New Zealand

Free-standing chalets and villas, and four lodge rooms in the main house, are surrounded by native forest and stunning scenery and built of local timbers, plus they have every luxury. Hosts Clare and Peter have a great love of the natural environment and there are some fabulous conversations at complimentary predinner drinks or the delicious table d'hôte dinner to follow (if you've booked one of the "luxury dinner" bed-and-breakfast packages). Or you can cook up your own barbecue dinner as you watch the sun go down. Though this retreat sits snugly under the Takaka Hill, seemingly far from civilization, you're just 15 minutes from Kaiteriteri and 20 minutes from Motueka. Babies under 12 months are welcomed, but not children ages 1–18.


  • gorgeous scenery and terrific hosts
  • massage and therapeutic treatments available
  • walking tracks through the property


  • long, winding driveway is quite narrow and steep in places
  • villas and chalets are away from the main house, with gravel walks between
  • two-night minimum stay


Phones: 03-528–4664


4 lodge rooms, 3 chalets, 3 villas
Rate Includes: Closed May–Sept. Breakfast