Marahau (or unofficially the Abel Tasman Village) is a small village, located on the edge of the Abel Tasman National Park. Easily accessible from Nelson airport by road. It offers a wide range of accommodation and with cafés, restaurants and a gourmet hamburger caravan, it is the ideal place to access the Abel Tasman National Park. Marahau is the perfect place to organise a kayak, hike or simply relax on the beach.
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Mobile-friendly - Sliding down water polished chutes, jumping into crystal clear pools, abseiling through showering waterfalls, and flying down ziplines. Abel Tasman Canyons provides exciting and action-packed guided canyoning trips in the Abel Tasman National Park, the Kahurangi National Park and Mt Richmond Forest Park. Come with us where few have gone before and feel the true flow of nature.
Mobile-friendly - Abel Tasman Charters operate a scheduled day-trip scenic cruise along the beautiful Abel Tasman coastline, past Split Apple Rock, Kaiteriteri, Marahau, round golden sandy bays, Adele and Fishermans Islands and on to Tonga Island seal colony. Other options include an exclusive 6 hour getaway charter, a Winery Tour followed by Scenic Cruise with gourmet lunch and a combined Cruise/Helicopter experience.
Mobile-friendly - We offer personalized boat and walking tours, exploring the treasures of the Abel Tasman, learn about the ecology and history of the area, with a relaxed atmosphere and expert guides. Choose from or combine our original boat/walking tour of the coast and our more intrepid tour of the stunning inland track. Book an exclusive charter.
Mobile-friendly - At Abel Tasman Horse Trekking we provide quality trekking experiences right on the doorstep of the famous Abel Tasman National Park. For ages 12 and over we offer two-hour guided rides on the Marahau Beach, including a lesson in our sandy arena. For younger children we offer half-hour paddock rides. Quality gear, experienced, first-aid trained guides and friendly horses.
Mobile-friendly - An award winning modern Lodge just 400 metres from the famed Abel Tasman National Park. Restaurants, cafes, beaches, water taxis and kayaking all within easy walking. A range of studio, 1 & 2 bedroom chalets all within modern bathrooms, plus free unlimited WiFi, spa pool & sauna, BBQ, guest kitchen, laundry, room service breakfasts, free parking, information & booking service.
Mobile-friendly - Nestled in a native bush setting, all of our solid timber one and two bedroom chalets offer maximum privacy and stunning ocean views. With wonderful panoramic seaviews, you wake up, appreciate the view and the day begins with a smile. Serviced daily, includes complimentary fresh ground coffee, tea, cookies and toiletries. Relax, explore, recharge; you'll wish you could stay longer.
Mobile-friendly - Only a few minutes from Kaiteriteri Beach and a short drive to the start of the Abel Tasman Track, our tree lined holiday park operates all-year round offering over 200 sites for your camping pleasure! With amenities, powered and non powered options and the many adventures on our doorstep like fishing, walking trails, cafe's and nature - it's all here.
Mobile-friendly - Our sea kayaking company is proud to be 100% owned and operated. If you are experienced, or have never been sea kayaking we can accommodate you on your journey into New Zealand’s most beautiful National Park. We are happy to provide freedom kayak hires along with our fully guided trip options.
Mobile-friendly - Located in Marahau at the southern end of the Abel Tasman National Park which is renowned for its golden beaches, sculptured granite cliffs, and world-famous coastal track. Old MacDonalds offers self-contained studio units, twin-share cabins, powered caravan sites, tent sites, backpackers cabins and dormitory with natural fresh water swimming holes, farmland, relaxing bush walks, farmpark and on-site alfresco style cafe.
Small family-owned sea kayak company with many years of industry experience and extensive local knowledge. The Abel Tasman National Park is a very special place to our family (whānau) and we are excited to share its history, stories and natural beauty with you. Our base is brand new and purpose built - just for sea kayaking!
Mobile-friendly - Southern Wilderness specialises in innovative day and multi-day Gourmet Guided Walks through the three National Parks of the Nelson Tasman region. Experience fantastic tracks with relative ease and luxury - without the heavy burden of carrying your own food and equipment or the time consuming task of organising all the logistics of your trip. Custom package options also available.
Mobile-friendly - Kayak in the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park. Experience the untouched, timeless beauty visiting beautiful golden sandy beaches, bush-clad islands suspended in clear blue waters, all warmed by endless hours of Nelson sunshine. Guided trips range from a ½ day to 5 Days or freedom kayak rentals also available.
Mobile-friendly - Waka tours from Kaiteriteri, the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park. A truly unique cultural experience that's suitable for all ages. Group Journeys, Haerenga ā-rōpū.
Let us create a unique experience for your school, business, iwi, tour or team-building group. Paddle as a group along the coast, try your hand at racing, or ask us to design a customised adventure.
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Laura Collins and The Back Porch Blues Band
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band are heading back to their Nelson spiritual home The Boathouse with their warm-hearted brand of the blues. This band are dynamic, masterful and all about entertainment. ...
Where: The Boathouse, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 326 Wakefield Quay, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 8:00pm on Friday 21st July 2017
To: 10:30pm on Friday 21st July 2017
Shake It Up for Sea Shepherd
A fun filled Variety Cabaret with some of the best local talent raising funds for Sea Shepherd NZ. Dinner from 6pm. Best dressed competition, spot prizes, games and Sea Shepherd merchandise available for ...
Where: Playhouse Cafe & Theatre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 171 Westdale Rd, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 8:00pm on Saturday 22nd July 2017
To: 11:59pm on Saturday 22nd July 2017
Steve Mitchell - Original Songs, Acoustic Blues & More
Steve Mitchell is the songwriter, slide guitarist and singer with Nelson band Humankindness. Steve's solo acoustic shows combine his original songs with fingerstyle and bottleneck blues, Americana and lo-fi funk.
Where: Rhythm and Brown, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 19 New St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 8:30pm on Saturday 22nd July 2017
To: 11:00pm on Saturday 22nd July 2017
Sue Nicholson - Answers from the Other Side
The Star of the new Sensing Murder Series Sue Nicholson presents her Sensational live show Answers from the Othe Side. Sue's abilities have been seen on TVNZ's 'Sensing Murder', the 'Good Morning' show and 20/20. Her ...
Where: Theatre Royal Nelson, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 78 Rutherford St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:00pm on Saturday 22nd July 2017
To: 9:30pm on Saturday 22nd July 2017
Health & Healing Expo
A weekend a fun family entertainment, Information, Experiencing and Inspiration. Natural Products Clairvoyants, Healers, Essential Oils, Aroma Touch and much more come and check it out and take the opportunity to find ...
Where: The Trafalgar Centre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Paru Paru Rd, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 10:00am on Saturday 22nd July 2017
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 23rd July 2017
Da Vinci Robots & Machines
Terminator, The Matrix, Wall-E, Get Smart… We’ve always been fascinated with gadgets, robots and machines. We generally tend to think of it as a 21st-century construct, yet the earliest conceptualisation of robots ...
Where: The Nelson Provincial Museum, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Cnr Hardy & Trafalgar Sts, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 10:00am on Saturday 15th April 2017
To: 4:30pm on Sunday 13th August 2017
Sue Nicholson Psychic Development Workshop - Level 1
Level One - An introduction to developing your psychic abilities. Spend the day with psychic powerhouse Sue Nicholson - see first-hand how she connects to the Spirit world and learn fascinating exercises designed to ...
Where: Rutherford Hotel, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 27 Nile Street West, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 9:00am on Sunday 23rd July 2017
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 23rd July 2017
Dru Yoga Classes
Strengthen your body! Relax your mind! Open your heart! Perfect for all ages, states of health and levels of fitness. Soft and flowing yet powerful movements and sequences, proven to ease physical discomfort & relieve ...
Where: Tahunanui Community Centre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 61 Muritai St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 6:30pm on Monday 13th March 2017
To: 8:00pm on Monday 21st August 2017
Dru Yoga Classes
Strengthen your body, Relax your mind and open your heart. Perfect for all ages, states of health, and levels of fitness. Soft and flowing yet powerful movements and sequences, proven to ease physical discomfort & ...
Where: Saxton Oval Pavilion, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Saxton Road, Stoke, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 10:00am on Monday 26th June 2017
To: 11:30pm on Monday 25th September 2017
Nelson Hydrotherapy Classes
Classes generally occur weekly however they will not occur on public holidays and also school holiday periods. Please call us on 0800 663 463 to register.
Where: Nelson Hospital, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 98 Waimea Rd, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 1:30pm on Tuesday 9th May 2017
To: 2:10pm on Tuesday 2nd January 2018