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Directions

Approximate driving times to arrive at our Kayak Abel Tasman base located in Marahau from:

Nelson 1hr 15mins
Richmond   30-50mins
Picton 3hrs 40mins
Blenheim 2hrs 30mins
Christchurch 7hrs  
Takaka 1hr 45mins
Motueka   20-30mins
Westport 4hrs  10mins

 

Driving from Nelson to Motueka:

Leave Nelson via Whakatu Drive and you will arrive at the lights at the bottom of Queen Street. Go straight ahead to the Richmond traffic roundabout (traffic circle), and take the right-hand exit -> Highway 60. Drive about 40 kms (25 miles), and you will drive into High Street at Motueka. Drive straight on through Motueka (or enjoy a café stop) and then head to beautiful Marahau which is well sign-posted. (Instead of turning right to Kaiteriteri, make sure you turn left to Marahau).

Motueka to Marahau:

From Motueka, we suggest that you stay on State Highway 60 until the Kaiteriteri junction. Stay on the highway for another 100 metres as the road turns to the left, then take the next right-hand turn off the highway. It is well signposted Abel Tasman National Park via Marahau. Marahau is approximately 10 kms (6 miles) from the turnoff. You will go over a hill and carry on down a winding road to come out beside the Marahau beach.

Abel Tasman Kayaks Base At Marahau:

Sandy Bay Road runs beside the beach and leads to the small village of Marahau, then veers away from the beach to the National Park entrance and public car park. We are located at the Kayak Abel Tasman Base on the left.

 

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