Spring Trading hours
1 November - 30 Nov. '13.
TopHouse Cafe will be open Sat & Sundays from 10.30 - 5.30pm. Closed during the week in preparation of a busy summer season.
Summer Trading Hours:
1 Dec- 30 April 2014:
Thurs - Mon 10.30 -6.30pm.
Open for groups and accommodation 7 days a week. Please enquire.
68 Tophouse Road
St Arnaud /
0800 544 545
Forthcoming Events St Arnaud
25 December '13
Christmas Brunch available. $60.00. Bookings before 10 Dec. essential.
31 December '13
Nostalgia New Years Eve Party.
Snacks, drinks, bubbly at midnight and fireworks
*Festival Nelson Lakes
Sat. 18 & Sun 19 January 2014.
For the 3rd year & it's getting better every year.
Open Air Movie & more. Check out www.festivalnelsonlakes.co.nz
Book your accommodation now
TopHouse will be serving High Teas from December 2013 onwards. more
Tophouse In the Nelson Mail:
Our menu will now include:
Gelato available at TopHouse! We will also be selling Poffertjes ( mini Dutch pancakes) in the weekends. Great for the kids!
We are looking for experienced and friendly people to help during the busy season.
Chef / experienced cook wanted.
Applications from Woofers/ Help'exers welcome.
TopHouse Historic Guesthouse is under new management ( since October 2012). 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 accommodation in the house along with homestyle meals in cosy suroundings and drinks from New Zealand's smallest bar.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:
Contact us to arrange a transfer from Picton Ferry, Nelson or Blenheim ( airports) to the Nelson Lakes Park/TopHouse or go to our special deals page to check out rates for packages incl. transfers, accommodation and meals.
How to get here.
TopHouse is located 1 hours scenic drive south from Nelson, west from Blenheim and east from Motueka. Coming from Picton we are an easy 1.5 hours drive via Riwaka and the winefields of Marlborough. TopHouse is a great stopping off point if you are on your way ( another 1.5 hours) to the West Coast and just 10 mins drive from St Arnaud and Lake Rotoiti in the Nelson Lakes National Park. The Tasman region in which TopHouse is located is also home to another 2 of New Zealand's 14 National Parks: The Abel Tasman National Park and Kahurangi National Park.