Your Journey starts here
You may have noticed that Westhaven Retreat is of the beaten track and it may seem that it is quite an effort to get here, as it is not on the usual tourist route of New Zealand. However if you are looking a memorable place that holds the treasures of New Zealand's Natural Beauty with a peaceful luxurious comfort, then we promise, it will be well worth effort.
Your traveling options
If you are a comfortable driver in New Zealand and don't mind driving the last 45 minutes on a gravel road, then the self drive option is for you! We have very precise driving directions for you, with suggested sightseeing stops on the way.
For anyone who feels the driving to us is not for you, you may like to travel by private transfer, which can be combined with sightseeing. You will be picked up with our newest edition to the family, the "Tesla X" and chauffeured to Westhaven Retreat.
Coming to the Lodge by Helicopter is also an option to you. This is a beautiful scenic 35 minutes flight from Nelson to Westhaven Lodge. Our personal suggestion is to use private chauffeur one way and fly the other way. This way you will see the best of both worlds. Here is a specially designed package, please have a look at our Drive & Fly Package.