Summer Trading Hours:
1 March- 30 April 2014:
Thurs - Mon 10.30 -5.30pm.
The cafe is open to groups by prior reservation and accommodation is available 7 days a week. Please book.
68 Tophouse Road
St Arnaud /
0800 544 545
TopHouse will be serving High Teas from December 2013 onwards. more
In the news:http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/9760846/Beautiful-Bugattis-strut-their-stuff/
Tophouse In the Nelson Mail:
Our menu will now include:
Gelato available at TopHouse!
We are looking for experienced and friendly people to help during the busy season.
Chef / experienced cook wanted.
Applications from Woofers/ Help'exers welcome.
MidWinter Xmas dinners with all the trimmings are once again available this June & July. See our Cafe/ Christmas Menu page for more information.
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.