from Nelson to Westhaven Lodge
Most of our guests arrive in Nelson or Takaka. Nelson is approximately 3.5 hours from Westhaven Retreat and Takaka is a 1.5 hour drive. After traveling through Takaka, the small township of Collingwood awaits, which is located one hour from the Lodge. This is your last petrol and grocery stop.
From Collingwood a rural road leads through a tiny suburb of Pakawau, where after the next turnoff the road turns to gravel. This very well maintained gravel road is a beautiful drive winding along the Whanganui Inlet. You have reached one of the most cherished and unspoiled pieces of Nature in the World. There are 11 overpasses to cross with stunning views of the Bay on each crossing, when finally your journey takes you through the beautiful rain forest all the way up to Westhaven Lodge.
Once you have reached the Lodge, the extra long journey was all worth it. An Escape from the real world to a place of Nature, Peace and endless Views.