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Fraser Highlands Retreat

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177 Riwaka-Sandy Bay Road, Abel Tasman National Park 7197, New Zealand
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Youlgreave, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed in the cottage at Fraser Highlands, and had a lovely time wishing we had stayed more than 2 days. Jim and Sue are marvellous hosts and we had a very comfortable stay and walked in Abel Tasman Park using the river boat taxi to take us to Anchorage. The cottage is self contained in the... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at Fraser Highlands while traveling through New Zealand. Not only was the the house, the place, the views and the rooms one of the best B&B we stayed at. More important we found our hosts very warm, welcoming and always helpful with their advise. I can only recommend to try it - we would go back any time.

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Collierville, Tennessee
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This is the perfect location for your visit to Abel Tasman Park which is a short drive down the ridge. The panoramic views from the hilltop and cottage porch are gorgeous from sunrise to sunset. The cottage is clean, comfortable, and equipped with a full kitchen, washing machine, and wifi. Sue and Jim went out of their way to help... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The four of us, two couples, stayed here for three nights on a recent trip to New Zealand. The views were absolutely breathtaking, but the husband and wife duo was beyond our expectations. we did not have a car, and they did not even hesitate to drive us. every morning we woke up to the smell of fresh baked bread.... More 

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Highlands_nz, Owner at Fraser Highlands Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind and generous comments regarding your stay at Fraser Highlands! Be assured it was our pleasure having the four of you here........apart from lots of laughs we enjoyed hearing about your move,some years ago from the Ukraine, and how life has turned out in the great city of New York. More 

Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

When you're travelling through NZ, this is exactly what you're looking for: stay at this cozy cottage with the stunning views and the most friendly and generous hosts! The cottage has EVERYTHING YOU NEED (even a washing machine!) and it feels like HOME. Jim and Sue are the nicest people. They invited our boys to play with their grandchildren in... More 

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Highlands_nz, Owner at Fraser Highlands Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments....it is pleasing to know that the Cottage does work well for Mum,Dad and two children! One of our aims is to make the place 'homely' for all who stay here and,having raised four children, we really enjoy families staying in the House or Cottage. There are various toys,games,etc inside and outside around the... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We stayed in the Cottages for 2 nights and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The cottage was fully equipped, clean and comfortable. Wifi was excellent. The hosts were a standout. Jim and Sue were caring and kind and willing to help when we needed them. The location is perfect for access to Abel Tasman national park which is about 10 minutes by... More 

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Highlands_nz, Owner at Fraser Highlands Retreat, responded to this review

We very much appreciate your kind comments and always hope our Guests find the place relaxing and a bit unique........ yet inspirational and representative of the beautiful bays and mountainous ranges that NZ has to offer. Thank you for staying at our place. More 

Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Jim and Sue have thought of everything. The cottage is in a beautiful setting, surrounded by bird-attracting plants and the views from the verandah are simply stunning. The cottage has everything you need and is very comfortable and cosy. It was so relaxing sitting on the verandah, listening to the birds and admiring the scenery. Jim and Sue also offered... More 

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Highlands_nz, Owner at Fraser Highlands Retreat, responded to this review

Your generous remarks are very much appreciated and will help encourage us to try and make the Cottage and the rest of the property even more inspiring and restful. Planting certain species of trees have greatly increased the number of native birds attracted to flying around the ridge that we live on. Thank you and be assured that you would... More 

San Francisco, CA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We stayed at Fraser Highlands for the first 3 days of our honeymoon. Sue and Jim were wonderful hosts - we enjoyed a lovely breakfast each morning, and they provided several helpful tips for places to eat and where to hike (Harwoods Hole is a must see!). Our accommodations were very comfortable, and we loved driving around to the local... More 

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Highlands_nz, Owner at Fraser Highlands Retreat, responded to this review

Really pleased that our place worked for you as a Honeymoon Couple and that you found some unique attractions like Harwoods Hole set in the midst of native bush and outcrops of fascinating limestone cliffs and 'sink holes' ! We much appreciate your generous remarks and wish you only the best for your future together. More 

Georgetown, Texas
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Far and away my favorite spot in New Zealand out of 24 days and 13 lodgings. We chose to stay in the cottage on the hill overlooking the main house and with a fabulous view of the Tasman Bay. The cottage was cozy and had everything we could want, but my favorite spot was relaxing on the wrap-around porch and... More 

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Highlands_nz, Owner at Fraser Highlands Retreat, responded to this review

Really glad that Cameron's cottage worked well for you as a 'Retreat' at the end of a busy day ....the verandah has proven to be a popular place to simply sit down on a chair and look over the Bay as a way to completely relax. We too would like an opportunity to get to know many of our guests... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This was our first time to Abel Tasman and we struck gold with Fraser Highlands. We had the Glencross room upstairs, which had great views, a big, comfortable bed and a good sized en suite bathroom. It was very spacious and clean. Friends of ours were also staying - in the cottage - and that was fun as we could... More 

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Highlands_nz, Owner at Fraser Highlands Retreat, responded to this review

We very much appreciate your generous comments about Fraser Highlands! It was our pleasure to have you all staying here and to know that you enjoyed various 'top spots' that Nelson Province has to offer. May the good memories of NZ encourage you to return one day! More 

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