*** UPDATE 31/12/2021: OUR NEW OFFICE IS NOW COMPLETE AFTER AN ELECTRICAL FIRE IN 2020. WE HAVE BASIC SUPPLIES AVAILABLE IN OUR OFFICE BUT PLEASE DO STOCK UP BEFORE YOU COME. OUR OFFICE IS OPEN, 8:30am - 6:00pm. CHECK IN IS FROM 1PM - CHECK OUT IS 10AM.
COVID 19 - NO VACCINE PASSES ARE REQUIRED. ALL ARE WELCOME ***
Our Old Macdonald's Farm Holiday Park is located in a farm setting alongside the Marahau river, hidden away amongst exotic and native plantings. Marahau is the entrance to the world famous Abel Tasman National Park coastal track with its bountiful golden beaches & sculptured granite cliffs, Abel Tasman must of thought he had discovered paradise! Old Macdonald's can cater for all of your activities, be it hiking, kayaking or water taxi transport we can arrange it for you. There is secure car parking, secluded camping & cabin accommodation's, river swimming, bookings & local information even Wi-Fi to stay in touch. Owned, Built & Operated by the Macdonald family for 25+ years, we feel our Holiday park will impress & meet all of your holiday requirements be it active or relaxing at an affordable price.
** Dogs are welcome EXCEPT between 24th December - 24th January. Please make arrangements with Management first. **
**Campervans please note we do not have dumping facilities on site - please make sure you dump waste before coming **
** Cancellation Policy: Deposits for Summer bookings and group bookings are non-refundable from the 1st December. Cancelling before December is 10% off your deposit for booking fees. Prices are subject to change. **
** Bookings Policy: We reserve the right to change or alter bookings as we see fit.
Meet The Macdonald Family
The Macdonald's welcome you into their home - 100 acres nestled in the Marahau Valley just 400 meters from the Abel Tasman National Park, We have family cabins & camping alongside our office area "The Hub" of the farm, or go International where we have "Cowman's Cottage" more cabins & camping @ our busy backpacker area/hostel, then a little further up the track is our jewel "The Bull paddock camping ground" , hidden alongside the Marahau river, here we have large powered & non-powered sites all planted by the Macdonald's making the most out of our natural surrounds, swimming holes & birdsong.
All About Marahau
Marahau once farming Tobacco & hops for beer, is a sunny valley located one hour's drive from Nelson city or twenty minutes from Motueka our closest town & best for supplies. Tourism is now the main focus of our local community here in Marahau making us a destination with café's, to choose your nightly cuisine all within walking distance, local arts & crafts, a quiet horse trek along the beach or forest floor with Brian. You can freedom Kayak with Mitch along the sheltered golden coast of the Abel Tasman National Park, hike through the native bush , or book a water taxi with Gavin & picnic on a golden stunning beach. All making Old Macdonald's Farm Holiday Park the base to be here in Marahau. Amazing clear night skies without the distraction of street lighting is a sight to behold.