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The Kite - Laid-Back luxury beside the Abel Tasman

*We will soon be releasing our Summer 2022/2023 dates! Stay tuned* 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.

$279 per night
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Abel Tasman Marahau Self contained, 50m to beach

Newly built, architect designed for guests to have complete privacy beside one of Tasman's most desirable beaches. Be one of the first to experience it.

$104 per night
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Kaiteriteri, Marahau, Split Apple-Kowhai Cottage

A beautiful home in a stunning location overlooking Marahau, Adele Island and Abel Tasman National Park. Built with earth block and wood, this home has a warm and inviting character, surrounded by native forest, you will relax to the sound of Bell birds and Tuis. The master bedroom opens onto a private patio facing north, to capture morning sun and the ever-present view of the National Park. Two further bedrooms look out over native forest, creating plenty of space for family or guests.

$248 per night

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The Creek Studio
$99 per night
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Uncle Abel's Cabin in Tasman
$31 per night
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Cockle - Boutique Accommodation
$102 per night
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Abel Tasman Ocean View Chalet
$140 per night
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Sandspit B&B, Split Apple, Marahau, Abel Tasman
$121 per night
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Split Apple Beaches & Bays Marahau
$96 per night
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The Barn Family Cabins
$53 per night
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  2. Marahau
The Sand Bar Marahau Abel Tasman Park area
$115 per night
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Sunny, Serene Studio in Motueka
$37 per night
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253 By The Sea
$74 per night
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Beach Front Accommodation - Abel Tasman - Marahau
$118 per night
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Quiet and cosy Motueka
$44 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.


How do I get around Mārahau?

Nelson Airport (NSN) is the closest airport to Mārahau at about an hour away. It offers connecting flights from the major international airports in New Zealand, including Wellington International Airport (WLG), Auckland Airport (AKL), and Christchurch Airport (CHC). One way to travel from Wellington to the North Island is to take a ferry to Picton on the South Island and then drive the three hours to Mārahau along the coast. You can also rent a car at the airport, and if you prefer public transportation, there are bus services that go from Picton, Christchurch, and other cities on the South Island to Mārahau.


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.

Nelson

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.