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New Zealand's Abel Tasman National Park Walk part of the Abel Tasman Coastal track during your stay in Marahau Relax on the golden sands of New Zealand's Abel Tasman beaches Enjoy a water taxi or a cruise in the Abel Tasman Sail the Abel Tasman, Nelson, New Zealand Enjoy the beaches and bays of the Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman National Park - Be Active, Have Fun Or Just Relax

The Abel Tasman National Park has lush green bush, golden beaches and blue green sea.

Wander along one of the tracks and drop down into a bay for a refreshing dip in the clear waters of Tasman Bay.

Enjoying snorkelling or diving in the marine reserve - keep your eyes out for the little blue penguin and New Zealand fur seals.

There are so many things to do here and in Marahau, or just pack a picnic and a good book, find a shady tree and relax.

Sea kayaking:

All the local sea kayaking companies offer a premium experience for all travelers and adventurers. You can choose between freedom rental, guided half day or full day trips.

Our favourite: The magic marine reserve day trip.  Availability: All year round.

Conservation Tours:

Discover a hidden side to the Abel Tasman National Park on either a full day guided boat tour or a full day guided walking tour in the upper section of the National Park. Explore the treasures of the land, sea, forests, and inter tidal zones on these amazing tours. Or relax and partake in the Tasman Treasures trip, exploring the regions less visited view points and historical sights.

Our Favourite: Full day boat tour.  Availability:All year round.

Water taxi:

Take in the stunning sights by water taxi from Marahau along the famous Abel Tasman coastline. Embark on one of several short or long, freedom or guided walks in the National Park and catch the boat home again in the afternoon from a pickup point of your choice. Walking times vary from 15 minutes to 7 hours.

Our favourite:
The great day in the park trip.  Availability: All year round.


Experience scenic sailing while taking in golden beaches, lagoons, islands, NZ Fur Seals and wonderful coastal forests. An hour-long lunch on Anchorage Beach is perfect for exploring, swimming or relaxing.

Our favourite:
Walk, Seals and Sail trip.  Availability: All year round.


Explore the Abel Tasman National Park in a new and exciting way. Canyoning allows you to go where few have gone before and discover mind blowing water falls, caves and deep clear pools. Trips range from moderate to the more extreme.

Our favourite:Torrent River.  Availability: From October to April.

Paddle Boarding:

Experience the Abel Tasman National Park coast line like never before. With several fantastic half and full day paddle boarding options now available Stand Up Paddle Boarding offers a unique way to enjoy the stunning views of our region.

Our favourite:
Bark Bay Discovery.   Availability: From October to April

Mountain biking:

Just a short drive away the Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park offers options for beginners through to the more advanced. With spectacular tracks, ending by the beach, this is a great place to get out and about on your bike.

The Tasman Great Taste Bike Trail also offers a unique way to explore the surrounding area.

Availability: All year round.


There are two great restaurants available for you to choose from, both offer innovative, delicious and tasty food, stunning views and excellent atmospheres. There is also a fine fish & chips - take-a-way burger bar operating.

From November to April.


The General Store is open all year round and stocks all the necessary supplies needed, including wine and beer. They also have camping gear for hire and can help you book all hut and camping passes.

Availability: All year round.

Horse riding:

Ever wanted to ride along a stunning beach? Marahau is the place to do it. Choose between two horse riding companies in Marahau and enjoy riding into the sunset. Suitable for all ability levels.

All year round.

Enjoy many activities during your stay in Marahau, we're happy to book them for you.

"Thank you so much for providing such a fantastic sanctuary. The accommodation is so homely, so quiet and private, clean and just a joy to be so spoilt for views and comfort."  Rob and Francie, New Zealand

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Robert and Konstanca Palzer
Ocean View Chalets
Marahau, RD2, Motueka
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