Founded in 1993 by Robert and Konstanca Palzer, the Abel Tasman Ocean View Chalets have been a source of relaxation and exploration for the thousands of guests who visit every year. Now run by their daughter Chris and her partner Jared who are pleased to continue the tradition of offering incredible accommodation focused on sustainability and manaakitanga with the aim of preserving our slice of paradise for future generations.
With the environment and sustainability in mind from day one we have always strived to do the right thing by our planet. From using sustainably harvested and locally grown timbers to build our chalets, to planting drought resistant plants, using environmentally friendly cleaning products, buying organic and fair trade produce where possible, using free range eggs for our breakfast guests and most recently adding solar panels we are constantly aiming to reduce our impact on the environment.
With a goal of having a carbon positive footprint by 2022 we are committed to making a positive difference.
Some of our more recent and future initiatives include:
We are actively involved with the Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust, a local initiative which is responsible for pest control in the Abel Tasman National Park.
You may see Abel Tasman Tree Collective donation boxes around local businesses in the area. Every $10 donated goes towards planting another native tree in neglected areas of the local region to help encourage biodiversity.
We have seen firsthand the work that goes on behind the scenes in this organisation and we are proud to support their efforts in many different ways.
Abel Tasman Tree Collective
With a mission of educating children through experiences, Abel Tasman Guardians takes children on local conservation efforts so that they can make a tangible difference to their future and instill a feeling of ownership and guardianship for the land.
Project Jonah trains volunteers to be on call to help out when large pods of whale strand themselves. We have been involved with a number of rescue efforts over the years and continue to support this initiative.
Sustainable Tourism NZ has set out 14 business commitment guidelines to help New Zealand businesses become carbon neutral by 2025. While we are proud to have achieved these we regularly review and update our products and processes to help us become carbon neutral.
We are committed to go above and beyond what’s required as an accommodation provider to ensure that you get the quintessential New Zealand experience. If you would like to read more about the 100% Pure New Zealand Experience visit: New Zealand Tourism
We are proud to support and follow the Tiaki Promise. We believe that we have a responsibility to protect and preserve New Zealand, our unique environment and our way of life for future generations.
This involves living and running our business by three simple ideals:
Whanaungatanga – relationship, a sense of family connection - a relationship through shared experiences and working together which provides people with a sense of belonging.
Manaakitanga – hospitality, kindness, generosity, support - the process of showing respect, generosity and care for others.
Kaitiakitanga – guardianship, stewardship of the land.
Please contact us with any queries regarding your stay.
“Terrific place. Well maintained cabins, spotlesly clean. Facilities are all you could ask for in a holiday house. Professional, helpful and cheerful staff. Stunning view.”
“ Great accommodation, great breakfast, very friendly people and then the view!”
“Great views, cozy accommodation.”