Some recommended places to stay…


Kaiteriteri Campground                                                                                                                                                                                        This is a beach front campground in the middle of Kaiteriteri and just a couple of minutes walk from our base.

Bethany Park                                                                                                                                                                                                           A quiet campground located on Martins Farm Road, a short drive or a 15 minute walk from Kaiteriteri Beach.

Kaiteriteri Lodge                                                                                                                                                                                                  This offers backpacker style accommodation right next to the beach.

Torlesse Motels                                                                                                                                                                                           Located in Little Kaiteriteri, just next door to Kaiteriteri Beach.

Bellbird Lodge
Nestled on the hillside in a tranquil setting with panoramic seaviews, Bellbird Lodge is close to Kaiteriteri Beach with its stunning golden sands and safe swimming at the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park.

Everton Bed & Breakfast
We offer friendly accommodation with spectacular views and a perfect beach at your doorstep.


Old Macdonalds Farm                                                                                                                                                                                           A spacious and peaceful campground behind Marahau, about 15 minutes drive from Kaiteriteri.

Abel Tasman Marahau Lodge
Located at the Abel Tasman National Park entrance, Abel Tasman Marahau Lodge is a privately-owned accommodation and conference facility, purpose built, personally serviced, affordable and accessible.

Motueka & surrounding area

Motueka Top 10 Holiday Park
We’re a clean, green holiday park set in spacious tree-filled grounds with plenty of campervan, caravan and tent sites, as well as a range of quality affordable accommodation – we’ve a bed for every budget.

Laughing Kiwi Backpackers
The Laughing Kiwi is a vibrant, new, happy home where you are welcomed by two well traveled laughing Kiwis. The functional kitchen, built by Mark, is beautifully finished in native Rimu and Macracarpa timbers. Loose yourself in the new blue lounge suite and listen to a few tunes on the stereo. Play a board game, or two, or chill out with a selection of good books.

Happy Apple Backpackers
Come and enjoy the friendly atmosphere of our Motueka backpackers centrally located on the Motueka High Street. Newly decorated, complete with a separate internet room and TV lounge, Happy Apple features a fantastic new outdoor BBQ area in a lovely park-like setting. We have budget accommodation to suit all.

Hat Trick Lodge Backpackers
Great place to stay: The most modern backpacker and holiday lodge in Motueka – located only metres from the information centre, great cafes, shops, supermarkets, golfing and the town’s park.

Ruby Bay Lodge and Vineyard
Situated at the top of New Zealand’s South Island, between Nelson and the stunning Abel Tasman National Park. Luxurious Lodge and Cottage accommodation, offering the discerning traveller an insider’s perspective of Nelson’s vibrant wine region, whilst experiencing the very best in hospitality and gourmet produce.


Prince Albert Backpackers and Bar                                                                                                                                                                Award winning backpackers hotel with free waffles for breakfast!

Tasman Bay Backpackers                                                                                                                                                                                  Comfortable backpackers 5 minutes walk from central Nelson.

YHA Nelson                                                                                                                                                                                                     Centrally located backpackers.

Tahuna Beach Holiday Park
Nelson’s Tahuna Beach Holiday Park is the ideal location for your holiday in Tahuna, Nelson. Whether you’re visiting Nelson on business or on holiday, Tahuna Beach Holiday Park has the most comprehensive range of accommodation from Camp Sites and Cabins to Self Contained Units and Park Motels.

Inn Between
Inn Between is located on a quiet side street, right next to the famous Nelson Cathedral and Church Hill Park, and a few short steps from the from all the fun back in the centre of town.

Paradiso Backpack Hostel
Paradiso backpack hostel is only a 5 minute walk to town, where vibrant nightlife, restaurants, craft shops and Cafés abound. We offer travel/trekking info, camping, free storage, Abel Tasman Park gear hire, FAX, culture, relaxation and good deals on travel, kayaking, skydiving, mountain bikes, daily bone carving courses, and much more!

Golden Bay

Ratanui Lodge                                                                                                                                                                                                          Boutique Hotel Accommodation and Dining Room in Golden Bay.

Adrift Cottages and B&B – Tukurua
This Golden Bay accommodation sits on the water’s edge overlooking the quiet, private, sandy Tukurua Beach. We are a small, family-run retreat so you can be confident of receiving a warm personal welcome and friendly kiwi hospitality.

Golden Bay Hideaway – Wainui Bay
The Only Accommodation at the North End of the Abel Tasman Coast Track. Take a holiday at Golden Bay Hideaway and choose from three very different types of accommodation in Wainui Bay.

Sans Souci Inn – Pohara
The seven bedroom adobe inn is an artistic blend of Mediterranean and ecological architecture situated on three acres of gardens. Lush subtropical vegetation contrasts with white washed adobe (sun dried clay bricks) and the grass roof blends into the landscape. The laid back, casual and homely atmosphere is a panacea for the stressed and tired holiday maker.