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Vacation rentals in Mārahau

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Home in Marahau
The Sand Bar Marahau Abel Tasman Park area
The views from the upstairs dining and living are amazing. Watch boats and kayaks as they travel towards the Abel Tasman Park as you sit on the deck with a refreshing drink. The seashore is within 200 metres of the house. Our holiday home is modern, spacious and sun-filled. The upstairs living flows onto the sunny deck where you can enjoy the fantastic views after a busy day exploring all Marahau and the Abel Tasman Park has to offer. We look forward to sharing our lovely family bach with you.
$125 per night
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Cosy apartment at the beach, Marahau - Abel Tasman
Come and stay at the beach - paradise is waiting with amazing sunrises, golden sands, great swimming and dog-friendly. With a private access and courtyard, recycled rimu floors and feature walls this cosy space is perfect for your relaxing getaway or adventure holiday. On the doorstep of the Abel Tasman National Park there's plenty of activities to choose from. Within 400 metres of your accommodation there is a general store, restaurant/café & bar (seasonal), water taxi, and kayaking tours.
$94 per night
Villa in Marahau
The Kite - Laid-Back luxury beside the Abel Tasman
Welcome to Pemako Farm's "The Kite"... Laid-back, modern, boutique accommodation purpose-built to provide comfort, quality, luxury and seclusion only a few minutes from the start of New Zealand's most popular National Park, The Abel Tasman. At the Kite, STAY FOR GOOD knowing that a minimum of ten percent of your nightly tariff is donated to charity.
$256 per night

Stay near Mārahau's top sights

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Abel Tasman AquaTaxi16 locals recommend
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The Fat Tui13 locals recommend
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Hooked on Marahau16 locals recommend
Photo of The Park Cafe
The Park Cafe23 locals recommend
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Abel Tasman Kayaks6 locals recommend
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Marahau Water Taxis3 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Mārahau

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Split Apple Beaches & Bays Marahau
$122 per night
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Buena Vista Tango Apartm, Marahau
$91 per night
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The Beach Bach
$195 per night
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253 By The Sea
$75 per night
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Pāteke One bedroom studio 50 m to beach
$103 per night
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Sandspit B&B, Split Apple, Marahau, Abel Tasman
$141 per night
Cottage in Marahau
Beach Front Cottage in Marahau Abel Tasman
$141 per night
Hotel room in Marahau
Abel Tasman Ocean View Chalet
$145 per night
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Buena Vista Salsa, Abel Tasman
$117 per night
Guest suite in Motueka
The Beach Kiwi Studio
$83 per night
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The Creek Studio
$146 per night
Chalet in Marahau
$100 per night

Your guide to Mārahau

All About Mārahau

This small town on New Zealand’s South Island sits at the doorstep of Abel Tasman National Park. Home to golden sand beaches and a multi-day coastal trek — the Abel Tasman Coastal Trek— New Zealand’s smallest national park is popular for its water sports and hiking trails; there’s also plenty of native wildlife to spot, like the world’s smallest penguin and fur seals warming themselves on the rocks near the edge of Tonga Island. Birders flock here for a chance to glimpse colorful tui and bellbirds singing in the forest. The town of Mārahau (population 200) has you covered with the basics, including kayak rentals, sailing excursions, horseback riding, and waterfront dining. There is a sprawling beach here perfect for swimming too.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Mārahau?

Mārahau’s location in the southern hemisphere means that its seasons are opposite from what you might be used to. This region enjoys a moderate, maritime climate and experiences more sunshine than most places in New Zealand. Generally, the best months to secure your Mārahau accommodation are the summer months of December to February, when you’ll experience long days with mild temperatures that are perfect for beach activities. Fall and spring bring cool daytime temperatures, perfect for hiking, and the water is still warm enough for swimming. Winter (June to August) sees dry days with blue skies and cool but comfortable temperatures.

What are the top things to do in Mārahau?

Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park

Twenty minutes from Mārahau, Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park attracts newbie and advanced riders looking to break a sweat. You can rent a bike in town or join a guided tour to explore the variable terrain. With over 25 miles of trails, there are several paths here that range from dense forest trails to wide-open terrain.

Abel Tasman Coast Track

Stretching 30 miles through the national park, this trail popular starts from the village of Mārahau and winds through beautiful native forest, across glimmering beaches, and over wooden suspension bridges. The main track cuts along the coast to the northern town of Wainui near the Kaukapakapa River. The trail has multiple access points, so you can walk a portion of it for a day and then start in a different position the following day.


With its mix of galleries, theaters, and performance venues, the nearby town of Nelson is a magnet for New Zealand’s creative set. Home to a large concentration of working artists, including the country’s most famous landscape photographer, it’s the perfect place to go gallery hopping after a day of swimming the glistening waters of Tasman Bay. Nelson is also the center of New Zealand’s hop harvest, so be sure to swing by one of the 11 craft breweries in town to sample local ale.

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