The Apple Pickers' Cottages

Three beautifully renovated 1950's holiday cottages situated on the shore of the Waimea Inlet. Perfectly situated half way between Nelson City and the Abel Tasman National Park. Wonderful views,private and tranquil, only 5 minutes from Mapua.

Per night
$195 - $325

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Karaka, Miro, and Rata cottages all have private decks with wonderful views of the surrounding estuary, mountains, and vineyards. They are set in 5 acres of organic orchard, gardens, and regenerating native bush.

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Located in the centre of the region, in the heart of Nelson's wine country, this is a perfect base for day trips to the Abel Tasman, Kahurangi, and Nelson Lakes National Parks.

We are just 2 km from the Great Taste Tasman Cycle Trail. Acclaimed wineries and artisan fare can be found throughout the surrounding countryside. The lively coastal village of Mapua has cafés, galleries, and shops, and is only 5 minutes' drive away.

Free Wi-Fi and good cellphone cover.


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Physical address

The Apple Pickers' Cottages, 43 Apple Valley Road East, Mapua, Nelson, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

  • BBQ Facility
  • Internet (Public Use)
  • Laundry
  • Waste Station
  • Breakfast
Proximity to airport:
By car: 20 minutes to Nelson airport (24 km)
Proximity to town:
By car: 5 minutes to Mapua, 30 minutes to Nelson, 45 minutes to Abel Tasman National Park
Number of rooms:

Pricing and Conditions

  High season Low season
  (Sep - Apr) (May - Aug)
Per night $185.00 - $325.00 $195.00 - $385.00
Age restriction:

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