321 Sandy Bay-Marahau Road , Motueka, 7197, New Zealand
How to find us:
There are two ways to get to here from Picton.
The fastest and easiest way is to take the State Highway 1 to Blenheim and from there you turn right onto the State Highway 6 direction Havelock/Nelson.
If you have a little bit more time and would rather enjoy the scenic route between Picton and Havelock, take the "Queen Charlotte's Drive" along the beautiful Marlborough Sounds coastal road. The road is quite windy but absolutely worth the detour. The road will automatically bring you to Havelock.
If you have time for a lunch stop and would like to experience some of New Zealand's finest sea food, try one of the wonderful NZ Green Lipped Mussel restaurants along the main road in Havelock, for example "The Mussel Pot" or "The Captain's Daughter".
FROM HAVELOCK you head over to Nelson by following the State Highway 6 further west. You pass Nelson and drive along the beautiful coastline until you reach Richmond. From there you follow the signage and turn right onto State Highway 60 direction Motueka/Abel Tasman National Park. You will pass Motueka after about 25 Minutes. Motueka is the last stop for a gas station, supermarket, pharmacy, bank etc before getting out to Marahau.
FROM MOTUEKA you follow the main road (State Highway 60) through Riwaka up to a junction. From here there are two ways to get to Marahau:
// direct route over the Marahau Hill
follow the signs to Marahau (10km from that point). DON'T go to Kaiteriteri.
// scenic route via Kaiteriteri
follow the signs to Kaiteriteri. The road will lead you along the shore in a very windy road through Kaiteriteri and over the hill to Marahau. At the end of the road you turn right direction Marahau/Abel Tasman National Park.
FROM TAKAKA/GOLDEN BAY
If you arrive from Golden Bay/Takaka, the State Highway 60 will lead you all the way over the Takaka Hill. When you arrive at the bottom in Riwaka, turn left at the first option direction Marahau/Abel Tasman National Park. From there follow the description above (WITHIN MARAHAU).
FROM ST. ARNAUD/NELSON LAKES NATIONAL PARK
When travelling from Nelson Lakes National Park/St. Arnaud, please take the State highway 63 direction Nelson/Murchison and turn right at the junction in Kawatiri onto the State Highway 60 direction Nelson. From there you can either go all the way to Richmond and follow the description below (FROM PUNAKAIKI/WESTPORT).
When you're heading north from the Pancake Rocks (Punakaiki) follow the State Highway 6 to Westport and all the way to Richmond (direction Nelson), then turn left onto State Highway 60 and head to Motueka. You will pass Motueka after about 25 Minutes. Motueka is the last stop for a gas station, supermarket, pharmacy, bank etc before getting out to Marahau. From here please follow the description above (FROM MOTUEKA).
WITHIN MARAHAU follow the main road along the water passing several shops/tour operators and a cafe. When you head further through the town (away from the water front) you will see The Aquataxi base, R&R kayaks and several other businesses on your left. Pass those and you'll be able to spot our sign in the background. Take the driveway to your left where you see our sign and the sign for the Fat Tui Burger Cart. From that driveway you turn immediately left again and will end up right in front of our house.
We will greet you outside and will let you know where to park your car.