Kanuka Ridge Abel Tasman Backpackers is located in Marahau, 4 km (4 minutes drive) from the Abel Tasman National Park , 60 km (1 hours drive) from Nelson and 171km (2.5 hours drive) from Picton.
Please note there is no supermarket in Marahau. Only a small general store.
Motueka is 16 km away (20 minutes drive), and is the nearest town to Marahau. There are 2 supermarkets in Motueka, banks and ATM / cash machines available.
The closest fuel station is 8 km before Marahau.
Please note: currently cellular phone reception is very poor in the Marahau / Abel Tasman area so enjoy a cell holiday!
Our address is:
21 Moss Road
GPS Coordinates: -41.016806, 172.980227
Driving from Nelson / Motueka, continue on State Highway 60 for 8km past Motueka. You will see the Pah Road turn-off leading to Kaiteriteri. Do not take this road. Instead continue towards the left on highway 60. After another few hundred meters, you will see the Sandy Bay Road turn-off towards Marahau, that leads over the Marahau hill towards Marahau.
After approx 6 km and on the other side of the hill, you will see the Kanuka Ridge sign which is yellow and red. Turn left into Moss Road. We are the first on the left.
If you are driving from Golden Bay the directions are the same except you will find Sandy Bay Road on your left after you descend the big Takaka hill.