Mārahau is the gateway to New Zealand's Abel Tasman National Park. Combining lush native bush, golden sands, turquoise waters, rugged coastline and tidal lagoons, the Abel Tasman National Park and its surroundings is a coastal paradise.
Mārahau lies between the magnificent marble mountain range of the Southern Alps and the pristine waters of the Tasman Bay, right at the southern entrance to the Abel Tasman National Park.
The golden beaches, lagoons and native bush make this an amazing year - round destination, famous for walking tracks, beautiful beaches and sea kayaking.
Abel Tasman National Park is the smallest and most beautiful national park in New Zealand. It also has a marine reserve off its coastline, helping to replenish the marine life surrounding the park.
Step off the beaten track and be rewarded. Unhurried days, delicious food, simple pleasures - take all the time in the world to enjoy your stay.
Discuss any of these options with our knowledgeable staff on your arrival to ensure you get a trip that suits your adventure level.
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.
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.
Take in the stunning sights by water taxi from Mārahau 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.
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.
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.
Ever wanted to ride along a stunning beach? Mārahau is the place to do it. Choose between two horse riding companies in Mārahau and enjoy riding into the sunset. Suitable for all ability levels.
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 offers a unique way to explore the surrounding area.
Mārahau is a wonderful place to visit; the people are friendly, inviting and we are happy to share our piece of New Zealand paradise with you.
There are two great restaurants and a gourmet burger bar within walking distance for you to choose from.
They all offer innovative, delicious and tasty food, and excellent atmospheres.
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.
If you are after something different or having an extended stay with us Golden Bay is a lovely place to spend the day. Activities include:
We can provide you with a map and some local knowledge to ensure that you get the most of your day away.
Base yourself with us and explore the region:
“Of all the places we visited and stayed in during our trip, Ocean View Chalets and the Abel Tasman area were our favourites. We definitely will come back to stay with you.”
“ What a lovely place you have here - we thoroughly enjoyed it." ”
“Great view and amazing accommodation!”