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Luxury Suites

Six luxury suites set in a park-like setting provide a very comfortable home away from home. Large spacious villas, each with a bedroom and lounge area to relax in. Venture outside to soak up the atmosphere on the balcony where you are often joined by cheeky fantails, whilst watching weka and quails running across the lawn.

Luxury Suites

Six luxury suites set in a park-like setting provide a very comfortable home away from home.  Large spacious villas with a bedroom and lounge area to relax in or venture outside to soak up the atmosphere on the balcony where you are often joined by cheeky fantails,  whilst watching weka and quails running across the lawn.

The History

This luxury accommodation sits on the site of part of the original Nelson Diocese estate, consisting of 158 acres purchased in 1862. The original Bishops Residence was built in 1868 and the Bishopdale Chapel, which is still a working chapel today, was built in 1877. The main house we live in today was the second Bishop’s Residence. It was built in 1925 after the closure and demolition of the Bishopdale Theological College.

The History

This luxury accommodation sits on the site which was part of the original Nelson Diocese estate, consisting of 158 acres purchased in 1862. The original Bishops Residence was built in 1868 and the Bishopdale Chapel which is still a working chapel today was built in 1877. The main house we live in today was the second Bishops Residence, built in 1925 after the closure and demolition of the Bishopdale Theological College.

Pihopa Retreat

The Gardens

Pihopa Retreat is set in 5.5 acres of beautifully park-like gardens and borders alongside the 2.4ha Bishopdale Reserve. The grounds are enhanced by heritage landscape trees that are over 100 years old. 14 of these are protected along with heritage woodland.

The Gardens

Pihopa Retreat is set in 5.5acres of beautifully park-like gardens and borders alongside the 2.4ha Bishopdale Reserve.  The grounds are enhanced by heritage landscape trees that are over 100 years old, with 14 of these being protected along with heritage woodland.

What people say...

Special Occasions

Pihopa Retreat lends itself perfectly as a location for whatever special event you want to celebrate.  With its historic chapel, stunning park-like grounds, and luxury accommodation, we can help you create your perfect and unique event.  

Special Occasions

Pihopa Retreat lends itself perfectly as a location for whatever special event you want to celebrate.  With its historic chapel, stunning park-like grounds and luxury accommodation, we can help you create your perfect and unique event.

The Area

Nelson is a city at the top of the South Island of New Zealand, facing Tasman Bay. It competes and regularly wins the title of the sunshine capital of New Zealand. Surrounded by coastline and mountain ranges, Nelson offers a lot of everything, from National Parks, vineyards, beach life and beautiful food.

The Area

Nelson is a city at the top of the South Island of New Zealand, facing Tasman Bay. It competes and regularly wins the title of the sunshine capital of New Zealand.  Surrounded by coastline and mountain ranges Nelson offers a lot of everything, from National Parks, vineyards, beach life and beautiful food.

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225 Waimea Road, Bishopdale
Nelson 7011, New Zealand

Phone: 022 390 4463
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