How To Get There


Marahau is the gateway to the Abel Tasman national park and is situated at the southern entrance. To get to Marahau from Nelson you take a right turn after Richmond south of Nelson (State Highway 60). That will take you through Motueka before heading onwards to Marahau. Motueka is a great place to stock up on your supplies as Marahau has limited shops.

There are two routes to get to Marahau, the quickestway is via the Marahau Hill, alternatively you can go via Kaiteriteri beach which is an extra 15min drive but will show you a taste tester of the golden sand Abel Tasman has to offer.

Guests Must Prebook


Free Shuttle 

Adventure Inn offer a Free Shuttle (with minimum numbers) from Nelson (8), Richmond(6), Motueka(4) and Kaiteriteri(3).  Inquire to find out if this is an option for you.

Where to find us

Our venue is at 269 Sandy Bay Road. We are a rear property behind the community hall and fire station. You walk down our driveway to access the backpackers. Private vehicles are not accepted onsite.


By Public Bus

If you are arriving by public bus please ask your friendly driver to drop you off at the closest drop off location ( next door at Aqua Taxi)

By an Orange Bus

If you are arriving by Stray please let your driver guide know and they will be able to drop you off at Aqua Taxi (next door)

By a Green Bus

If you are arriving by Kiwi, please call or email us direct to arrange for a shuttle to collect you from Kaiteriteri. (i.e. as soon as you make your booking is recommended) minimum numbers apply.


Where to get supplies

Shops in town are limited for supplies, please make sure if you need food for your duration here you stock up in either Nelson or Motueka before arriving.
We allow alcohol on site but only up until 9pm.