Bronte Country Estate

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Nelson, New Zealand

Bronte Country Estate is a luxury boutique hotel set in a delightful English-style garden on the shores of the Waimea Estuary, on the historic Bronte Peninsula.

It is located between Nelson and Abel Tasman National Park, on New Zealand’s South Island.

This charming, family-run hotel has a relaxed atmosphere and air of understated elegance. Offering warm hospitality and lavish accommodation, Bronte Country Estate will appeal to those seeking a tranquil and exclusive country retreat in an unrivalled setting.

This family-run lodge provides five stylish and sophisticated suites and villas designed for maximum privacy and comfort. Each one comes with a verandah perfect for relaxing on as you sip a glass of the estate’s own vintage and enjoy the stunning views.

The hotel is superbly located for exploring the region and is close to vineyards, award-winning restaurants, art galleries, golden beaches and walking trails. Lightfoot Travel can create a personalised itinerary to ensure you make the most of your stay.

Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Nelson into a greater New Zealand or Australasian holiday. Take a look at The Finest of New Zealand’s North and South Islands as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.

Bronte Country Estate Information

Location and getting there:

The hotel is located on Nelson’s Bronte Peninsula on New Zealand’s South Island. It is a 25-minute drive to Nelson airport and 30 minutes to Nelson City.


It comprises 5 self-contained villas and suites: Shoreline Suites, Shoreline Villas and the 2-bed Te Koi Private Villa. Each room is beautifully appointed and features fine linen, local works of art, a kitchenette, a lavish bathroom and all-modern amenities. The magnificent Te Koi Private Villa sleeps ups to five and is positioned on the tip of the peninsular for complete seclusion.


Swimming pool
Tennis court
Massage facilities
Breakfast is included


As well as swimming, tennis, bike riding and hiking, activities such as sailing, skydiving and golf can be arranged.


While children are able to stay in the 2-bed villa, the hotel is more suited to adults.

Bronte Country Estate Price Guide

1 out of 5

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Tried & Tested

Lightfoot’s New Zealand Travel Designer, Mei Yun, stayed at this charming boutique property a short drive from the magnificent Abel Tasman National Park. Here are her thoughts and advice for future guests!

What were your first impressions of the property?

It’s located in a secluded area off a quiet road, so it’s the perfect hideaway to come back to after a day full of excursions.

Which of the rooms would you recommend?

The 2-bedroom Te Koi Private Villa. It’s a great option for families with the convenience of a spacious full kitchen. It’s all on one floor and the room configuration is good for those with young children – parents are always within earshot after they go to bed. However, there is enough space between the two bedrooms that if two couples were travelling together, they would have enough privacy. Also, the views from the terrace looking out over the Waimea Estuary are stunning and it’s the perfect place for a book a cup of hot tea.

If you recommended this hotel for three reasons, what would they be?

  • Luxurious 2-bedroom options are quite rare in New Zealand and this is so great for families.
  • The peaceful setting and amazing views.
  • The fact that you have a lot of privacy, but the hosts are not far away should you need anything.


Bronte Country Estate