We are located in Marahau at the southern end of the Abel Tasman National Park which is renowned for its golden beaches, sculptured granite cliffs, and its world-famous coastal track. The track starts at Marahau and Totaranui and also provides access to the Inland track system. We have a mild climate and is a good place to visit at any time of the year. At 22,530 hectares Abel Tasman is New Zealand's smallest national park. It's located at the top of the South Island; the nearest towns are Kaiteriteri, Motueka, Takaka and Nelson City.
There are regular and on-demand bus services to Marahau from local towns and from Nelson as well as a launch and water taxi services based in Marahau.
Lyn, Doug and Sean Macdonald welcome you into their home - 100
acres nestled in the Marahau
Valley just 400 metres from the Abel
Tasman National Park. Old Macdonalds Farm and Holiday Park
has camping grounds, barbecues, natural fresh water swimming holes,
farm land, relaxing bush walks, a farm park, an al fresco style
cafe on site, Llama and Alpaca and lots of other animals, and
plenty of space to relax and enjoy the sunshine. Click here to
view our photo gallery!
is a sunny valley located one hour from Nelson.
The focus of our local community is tourism. You can kayak the
Abel Tasman National Park, swim with the seals, enjoy a leisurely
wine trail, take a water taxi cruise into the National Park, race
around the hillside on 4WD motorbikes, visit the Ngarua Caves,
paddle out into Tasman Bay in a stable sea kayak with our Independent
Guides, freedom rental or guided tours, enjoy leisurely walks
on the golden sand beaches, ride a horse across the beach, admire
the local arts and crafts on display or just relax and soak up
the atmosphere at our cafe.
stay at Old Macdonalds Farm will be as relaxing or as adventurous
as you want it to be! Wireless internet available and secure
car parking for just $6.00
Macdonalds Farm and Holiday Park,
Marahau, Nelson, New Zealand.
Phone: 64 3 527 8288
Fax: 64 3 527 8289