Astrolabe - Private Accommodation near Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand

Private Accommodation
Overlooking Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand

Welcome to Astrolabe at Split Apple

Abel Tasman National Park luxury accommodation located at the entrance of the park


Astrolabe offers luxury accommodation specifically built and furnished for the most discerning guest. Astrolabe is set in native forest above the sea providing private beach access and stunning views of the Abel Tasman National Park.

Two highly appointed, self-contained accommodation suites are set in a private wing of your hosts’ award- winning home. Each room opens on to a deck where guests can relax and unwind while looking through to the golden sands of Marahau beach. The beach is just a three minute walk down a shell path outside the guest rooms. Penguins frequently visit and nest in this area.

Astrolabe is suited to all those seeking privacy and high-quality luxury accommodation; whether you are looking for a romantic hideaway, escape from a busy life, or simply a peaceful break from the rigors of touring the country.

Astrolabe is located between Nelson and Golden Bay. Its convenient central position enables the visitor to explore many of the wonderful things both regions have to offer, being only eight minutes to water taxis, kayaks and the start of Abel Tasman National Park. Your hosts will drop off or collect guests to water taxis, restaurants or the start of the track if necessary.

Astrolabe was built by Harry and his son Josh. It won Gold Reserve Finalist in the national Master Builder’s House of the Year Awards in 2006. The design has a strong connection to the earth with a low shingle roof and is made from natural materials, including untreated cedar timbers and 30 tons of granite which were found on the site during excavations.

Contact us now, to begin your journey to this enchanting location.

 Astrolabe is a NO smoking environment.

News article

"Astrolabe Retreat is a haven for penguins and visitors alike"

Click here to read the full article in the New Zealand Herald Travel magazine
(March 13 2012)