Activities Around Westhaven Retreat Luxury Lodge

The 404.6 hectare (1000 acre) private peninsula is a natural wilderness sanctuary. Bordering as it does, the protected Marine and Wildlife Reserve as well as the Kahurangi National Park.

Hiking in this, one of New Zealand’s most dramatic coastlines, you will find secluded private beaches, incredible rock formations and the largest Nikau Palm forest. Or, if you prefer, you can join our guide on a hiking tour for an introduction to New Zealand’s plants, animals and Maori traditions.

Explore more than seven wide and easy walking tracks, ranging from 15 minutes to 3 hours walking. Also available are guided tours such as kayaking, coastal fishing, mountain biking, Farm and Safari tour.

For more information contact us today or inquire when booking.


Your kayaking guide helps you explore the secretive tidal arms and channels flanking the inlet. Suitable for all ages and ranging from 2 hours to 6 hours.

Massage and Reflexology

Take advantage of our qualified holistic massages, reflexology and other wellness therapies. All therapies are customised to the individual and treat the entire body and soul. Developing a balance and equilibrium for better health and well-being.

Coastal Fishing

Your guide picks you up from Westhaven Lodge and takes you to a very special fishing spot on the Peninsula.

Safari Tour

Our guide will show you the most beautiful regions of the property, describing its interesting history and New Zealand fauna and flora.

Mountain Biking

Borrow a mountain bike and explore the Peninsula on your own. Or join a mountain bike tour into the nearby country side.

Farm Tour

Meet the important members of our busy farm. Sheep, llamas, pet cows, goats and working dogs. Be surprised by Westhaven’s secrets.

Activities Further Afield

Farewell Spit Safaris

Take a guided tour of Farewell Spit, New Zealand’s longest sand spit and internationally-renowned bird sanctuary.

Wharariki Beach

A short drive from Farewell Spit takes you to this remote and beautiful Golden Bay beaches.

Cape Farewell Horse Treks

Have a number of treks to select from including riding along Wharariki Beach.

Visit Cape Farewell

A headland and the most northerly point on the South Island.

The Nugget Cafe

Fifteen minutes from the Westhaven Luxury Lodge in the tiny historic settlement of Mangarakau. Worth a visit for a delicious latte and kiwi tucker.

Mangarakau Wetland Reserve

A hiking activity near Westhaven Retreat, with Wetland Reserve tracks leading to the Lake.