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. Canyoning: the best adventure to get roped into.
Mobile-friendly - The best Abel Tasman Day Trip. Join our small group cruise exploring the Abel Tasman National Park's coastline (maximum 11 passengers). A one day scenic-cruise, kayaking, swimming and bush-walk adventure including a visit to the Tonga Marine Reserve. Our comfortable charter boats and friendly, knowledgeable skippers ensure a relaxed and unhurried day. Delicious platter-style lunch, snacks and refreshments included.
Mobile-friendly - Personalized boat tours, guided walks. Local van tours, exploring the treasures of the Abel Tasman, learn ecology, history, in a relaxed atmosphere with expert guides. Our Golden Future boat tour explores the Abel Tasman Coastline. Promised Land walking tour takes you to the remote inland part of the track. Treasures van tour combines short walks, beaches, rivers, even a cave.
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 with 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 amongst New Zealand's picturesque and scented native bush, Abel Tasman Ocean View Chalets offer the relaxing and picturesque getaway you have been dreaming of. Our timber 1 & 2 bedroom chalets offer breathtaking ocean views allowing you to awake up refreshed in the beauty of New Zealand's native bush while gazing out to sea.
Mobile-friendly - Inclusive, enjoyable and great for all ages, our haerenga (journey) includes an easy 3-hour return voyage along peaceful coastlines featuring golden sand beaches and vibrant native forest as we paddle together towards the iconic Toka Ngawhā, also known as Split Apple Rock.
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 - Latitude South takes you to the real New Zealand going that extra mile, delivering authentic and fulfilling luxury travel experiences. Our focus on small groups and privately-guided experiences allows you to delve into the wonderful aspects that make up New Zealand. We’ll offer you once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, engaging local people, fantastic activities-unique experiences that will live on in your memory.
Welcome to Murchison Heli Tours, a place to see all the wonders 'our world' has to offer. Offering a professional helicopter transport operation, specialising in scenic flights and charters, hunting/fishing drops, heli-biking/tramping, kayaking and rafting, commercial operations and flight training. Take a moment to explore the various scenic flights we offer. Fly with us across untouched New Zealand landscapes.
Mobile-friendly - Located in Marahau at the southern end of the Abel Tasman National Park is the ideal stunning coastal paradise for you to relax and unwind. Enjoy this picturesque region famous for its incredible golden beaches and coastal tracks. Old Macdonalds offers, twin-share cabins, powered caravan sites, and dormitory with fresh water swimming holes, farmland, relaxing bush walks and farmpark.
Mobile-friendly - 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.
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"Hot rhythms and feel-good music with the power of soul!" The Gypsy Pickers are a multi-instrument duo known for their engaging live performances that have kept them busy on the NZ and international touring ...
Where: The Vic Mac's BrewBar, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 281 Trafalgar St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 8:30pm on Friday 23rd March 2018
To: 11:59pm on Friday 23rd March 2018
Nelson Beer Week
NBW is a chance for beer aficionados and craft beer newcomers to explore new beer experiences by attending fun and educational beer-related events in New Zealand’s hop epicentre, Nelson-Tasman. NBW brings together ...
Where: Nelson Beer Week, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 54 Montgomery Sq, Nelson
From: 9:00am on Saturday 17th March 2018
To: 11:00pm on Sunday 25th March 2018
"One day the story will change." - Medea Heroine. Wife. Murderer. Mother. Enter the tormented mind of Medea and decide if she is truly a Barbarian or merely just a human. Laura Irish leads the audience on a twisted ...
Where: Ghost Light Theatre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 146 Bridge Street, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:30pm on Saturday 3rd March 2018
To: 8:00pm on Sunday 25th March 2018
Off Book (Improv)
It’s opening night of a new play… Take Nelson's premier improvised theatre ensemble; add one well know Nelsonian playwright and only six pages of their never seen before manuscript; present it to the actors for ...
Where: Ghost Light Theatre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 146 Bridge Street, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 8:00pm on Friday 23rd March 2018
To: 9:15pm on Friday 27th April 2018
Alliance Française French Film Festival 2018
The Alliance Française French Film Festival returns to Suter Theatre from 14 - 28 March 2018, inviting audiences to experience one language and a world of emotions. Featuring a diverse programme of feature films from ...
Where: The Suter Theatre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 208 Bridge St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 5:45pm on Wednesday 14th March 2018
To: 11:00pm on Wednesday 28th March 2018
The Full Monty The Broadway Musical
The 1997 film of "The Full Monty" stormed the box office and became the most successful British screen comedy ever, winning the Evening Standard Award for Best Film. The faithful stage adaptation won the same award in ...
Where: Theatre Royal Nelson, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 78 Rutherford St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:30pm on Thursday 22nd March 2018
To: 11:59pm on Saturday 31st March 2018
MarchFest is Nelson-Tasman's unique craft beer and music festival, set in the beautiful, traffic-free environment of Founders Park. Unlike ordinary beer festivals, all the beers available at MarchFest have been ...
Where: Founders Heritage Park, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 87 Atawhai Dr, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 12:00pm on Saturday 24th March 2018
To: 9:30pm on Saturday 24th March 2018
The Nelson Market
The Nelson Market is one of NZ's best loved and widely respected markets. For almost 40 years, market owner Nita Knight has worked hard to create a showcase of the best that the Nelson region has to offer in arts, crafts ...
Where: Montgomery Square, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 1 Montgomery Square, nelson, new zealand, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 8:00am on Saturday 10th February 2018
To: 1:00pm on Saturday 8th June 2019
Dru Yoga Workshop
This workshop will be led by visiting senior Dru tutor Monica Staniforth. Born and raised in New Zealand Monica has lived and worked at the home of Dru Yoga in Snowdonia, Wales for over twenty years. This is a ...
Where: Saxton Oval Pavilion, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Saxton Road, Stoke, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 11:00am on Saturday 24th March 2018
To: 4:30pm on Saturday 24th March 2018
National Geographic 50 Greatest Photographs
50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic showcases many of the most compelling imagery published in the history of the magazine. This exhibition will transport visitors behind the lens of some of National ...
Where: The Nelson Provincial Museum, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Cnr Hardy & Trafalgar Sts, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 10:00am on Saturday 17th March 2018
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 1st April 2018