Cafe open to the public on Wednesday- Sundays 11.30 am - 6.30pm.
Open for lunch, Afternoon teas & early bird dinners and group functions.
Cafe closed on Mon & Tues unless by prior arrangement.
Dinners, served Table D'Hote style in the historic guesthouse are available Thurs-Sun. & start around 7pm
The cafe is open to groups by prior reservation Accommodation is available 7 days a week. Please book online.
68 Tophouse Road
St Arnaud /
0800 544 545
Located just 8kms from the village of St Arnaud and on the edge of the Nelson Lakes National Park, TopHouse is a gem in the Nelson Tasman region. Built in 1887 for drovers and weary travellers the cob building offers a huge amount of atmosphere along with open fires in the lounges. Great for the cooler days and chilly evenings.
Steeped in history, if the walls and long dining table could talk, they would be able to tell a thousand stories. We know a few and delight in telling them!
TopHouse offers family friendly/ backpacker accommodation in chalets and boutique B&B accommodation in the historic house along with homestyle meals in cosy suroundings and drinks from New Zealand's smallest pub. TopHouse is a destination from which you can go on day trips to discover a diversity of scenery and activities in Marlborough, Nelson, Tasman & WestCoast regions.
Dinners in the intimate lounge by our raging fire are an experience. See cafe for more information on our specialties.
French, German, Dutch, English spoken.
TopHouse is available for community groups ( meetings, workshops) and for groups.
Watch this recent TV programme 'Wild About NZ' to experience the beauty of the Nelson Lakes from your arm chair.
Activities on site and in the area include: