Getting Here - Marahau, New Zealand
1. To Marahau from Nelson follow State Highway 6 to Richmond.
2. Turn right at the roundabout on to State Highway 60 and follow for about 36 km (30 minutes) until you reach Motueka. This is the last point you will find an ATM (money machine) before Marahau.
3. Continue on State Highway 60, for 5 km (5 minutes), to Riwaka. The last available petrol/gas stations before Marahau are here.
4. Approximately 2 km after Riwaka you will reach the turn-off to Marahau. It is on the right and is signed “Abel Tasman National Park via Marahau”. This turn-off is only 50 metres after the turn-off to Kaiteriteri. You can also take the Kaiteriteri road – it loops back onto the Marahau road but will add and extra 15 minutes to your trip.
5. Once in Marahau, look out for the yellow Abel Tasman Centre building on the waterfront.
|To Marahau from:||Kilometres||Traveling Time|
|Picton||197 km||2 hours 45 minutes|
|Blenheim||178 km||2 hours 30 minutes|
|Nelson||66 km||1 hour|
|Nelson Airport||62 km||50 minutes|
|Motueka||17 km||25 minutes|
|Takaka||57 km||1 hour 10 minutes|
|Westport||240 km||3 hours 30 minutes|
Bus Transport from Nelson and Motueka
We have a bus leaving Nelson and Motueka every day to bring you to Marahau. The bus then returns via Motueka to Nelson every afternoon. Please enquire about bus transport when you make your booking.
|Time||Pick Up Point|
Nelson City Holiday Park
Palazzo Motor Lodge
|7.00am||Accents on the Park
|7.05am||Tasman Bay Backpackers
|7.10am||Short Bread Cottage
The Custom House
Tahuna Holiday Park
|7.25am||Richmond Top 10 Holiday Park|
Hat Trick Lodge
The Nautilus Motel
Motueka Top 10
Local Transport Providers
Marahau and the Abel Tasman National Park has a mild climate comparatively. The region consistently has the highest sunshine hours annually in New Zealand.
In the middle of summer you can expect daily high temperature of 24 degrees Celsius with overnight lows of 13 degrees Celsius. In the winter you can expect daily high temperature of 15 degrees Celsius and overnight lows of 1 degree Celsius.
The ocean temperature ranges from 20 degrees Celsius in the summer down to 14 degrees Celsius in the winter.
In summer we experience long sunny days with afternoon sea breezes.
In the winter crisp, clear, calm (sometimes frosty) days are common, but tends to be warm in the sun.
For a current forecast go to www.metservice.co.nz
|January 1st||April 1st||July 1st||October 1st|
|Sun Rise||5:47 am||7:42 am||7:53 am||7:02 am|
|Sun Set||9:03 pm||7:19 pm||5:08 pm||7:32 pm|