Marahau

Nelson

Nelson

Highlights

  • Abel Tasman National Park
  • Marahau Horse Treks

Proximity

  • By car: 1hr from Nelson

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Abel Tasman National Park, Nelson

By Alistair Guthrie

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Marahau, Nelson

By TNZ

Nelson
Marahau, Nelson

By TNZ

Nelson
Marahau, Nelson

By TNZ

The main gateway into the Abel Tasman National Park, Marahau has a lovely beach and a choice of places to stay. Catch a water taxi or hire a kayak.

Marahau guards the eastern entrance to the Abel Tasman National Park. Here you can book water taxis, hire kayaks or set off on the Coastal Walking Track. The sleepy settlement is the perfect place to get away from it all. Choose from a range of backpacker and self-contained accommodation, or the camping grounds which are popular over the summer holiday season. Marahau's sprawling beach offers safe swimming.

For a memorable meal, make yourself comfortable at one of the local cafés – they have grand views of the beach and sell local, organic dishes. For a casual lunch or dinner, you can't miss Fat Tui Burger. If you plan to stay overnight in the park, you’ll need to purchase hut/campsite tickets from the Department of Conservation (Takaka or Nelson) or the Motueka i-SITE.

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