Upper South Island and the West Coast Hotels

The Resurgence

  • 574 Riwaka Valley Rd. Map It
  • Motueka
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  • Gorgeous scenery and terrific hosts
  • Massage and therapeutic treatments available
  • Walking tracks through the property


  • Long, winding, sealed driveway, which is quite narrow and steep in places
  • Villas and chalets are away from the main house, with gravel walks between
  • Two-night minimum stay

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's Review

Named for the resurgence of the nearby Riwaka River this superb eco-lodge sits snugly under the Takaka Hill, seemingly far from civilization, yet you're just 15 minutes from Kaiteriteri and 20 minutes from Motueka. Surrounded by regenerating native forest and stunning scenery the Qualmark five-star and Enviro Gold–rated lodge is built of local timbers, using sustainable methods, and has every luxury. Accommodations are in free-standing bush chalets and villas, with four lodge rooms in the main house. 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. Babies under 12 months are welcomed, but not children ages 1–18.

Hotel Information


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

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Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed May–Sept.
  • 4 lodge rooms, 3 chalets, 3 villas
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Published 10/27/2015

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