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About Us

We are a family run local business. We are people who love the outdoors, we appreciate the beauty of nature and all that it holds. We are about experiences, about memories created and treasured, and above all having fun in life.

We are a family run local business, we live just around the bay in the Glen, Mel is originally from North Canterbury but her ancestral roots are in Nelson as her great, great, great grandfather was one of the early settlers that provided the drinking water to Nelson prior to the supply being connected. Clive originally from South Africa, has always had a love for the sea from a young age and spent many hours of his youth out on a paddle ski. Clive is a qualified sea kayak guide and a volunteer with the Nelson Coast Guard.

We have a fantastic local skipper/guide/operations manager, Justin Hobbs, who has 18 years’ experience of working in Abel Tasman National Park both as a skipper and a guide and has a wealth of knowledge and is a keen conservationist as we all are in the Abel Tasman Eco Tour team.

We are continuing where the original owners, Stew and Helen, have left off, supporting the same charitable and community organisation with both time and money, as much as we possibly can. The tours will be run in the same manner as the original owner has run them, focusing on educating, inspiring and enhancing customers overall experience of a visit to Abel Tasman National Park. We aim to be as sustainable and carbon free as possible and will look to new technology and ideas to achieve this. We are currently converting 3 acres of our own land into native bush, this year planting 2,200 natives on rather steep terrain which kept us busy and fit over the winter months!

We look forward to taking you out to experience, explore and enhance your time in the stunning Abel Tasman National Park, learning about the ecology, history and conservation of the park.

Ngā mihi

Mel, Clive and Justin

Clive and Mel.

The Area

Marahau is a stunning coastal village and is one of the main gateways to the Abel Tasman National Park, with the lush native bush, golden sands, turquoise waters, rugged coastline and tidal lagoons of the Abel Tasman National Park on it’s doorstep, it really is a coastal paradise. Marahau has a beautiful beach and a lovely community feel, there is certainly plenty to do and see and some fabulous places stay. Below is just a few places to stay in Marahau and the surrounding area, to find out more, please visit the Nelson Tasman website.

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