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Haumoana - for Wakatu Shareholders
Haumoana is located on spectacular private beachfront in beautiful Marahau, the Southern gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park. The bach is well suited to whanau get-togethers & good old-fashioned kiwi beach holiday fun for all ages. Marahau, the Southern gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park. The bach is well suited to whanau get-togethers & good old-fashioned kiwi beach holiday fun for all ages.
The bach offers well equipped kitchen & dining room with wetback fireplace for heating & hot-water supply, flush toilet, separate shower & utility room, a 4 bunk room & a 6 bunk room. Access between rooms is by covered outdoor verandah.
Lighting & power for the water pump are supplied by a solar system. Electricity for charging phones, computers & running other appliances is not available. Gas is supplied for the gas hob in the kitchen & separate outdoor gas BBQ. Water is rain-fed tank-water available for showering & boiling for drinking. There is no fridge/freezer at present - cool storage requires chilly bins & ice.
Hooked on Marahau, Fat Tui & the Park Cafe are nearby dining options, the closest shop is in Kaiteriteri & the nearest supermarket in Motueka.
The kaitiaki of the Marahau whenua lives at the bach at the Southern end of the property & will generally welcome you, provide assistance where needed & complete a property check following your departure.
End of Stay Responsibilities
At departure you must leave Haumoana properly cleaned & presented for the next whanau with all personal belongings, rubbish & recycling removed by 10am on your check-out date.
Any breakage, loss or maintenance issues should be reported to the Kaitiaki or Holiday Nelson.
View the booking calendar on this listing page to select available check-in & check-out dates.
Bookings for the period 23 Dec ~ 10 Jan are are decided by ballot at the end of October each year. You can register your interest for the ballot via the 'Ask us a question' link next to the Book Now button or by placing a booking request via the booking calendar.
It costs just $60/night to book Haumoana & a maximum of 10 guests are permitted to stay. A 2.5% card surcharge applies to card payments.
Camping is possible. Permission for camping must be sought separately directly from Wakatu Inc. Guests not forming part of the booking for Haumoana are NOT permitted to use the bach facilities.
Due to the need for maintenance work at Haumoana, the bach will not be available for the months of October & November.
The bach will be reopened as early as possible.
How to Book
Bookings are confirmed only once payment & bond are received. The NZD 16.00 booking fee noted beneath the calendar does not apply for Haumoana.
Book Online Now by Visa or MasterCard
Click the BOOK NOW tab or scroll down to the booking calendar below to book now. Shortly after receipt of your booking request we will bill your card, hold the details as bond for your stay & we'll confirm your booking by email.
Please note a 2.5% surcharge is applied to card payments.
Hold Dates, Submit Card for Bond, Pay Rental by Bank Transfer
To secure your dates immediately & submit your card for the bond please follow the procedure above, but state "CARD FOR BOND ONLY" in the booking form notes.
Pay the booking amount shown in the online booking form ($60/night x No. of nights) to Westpac Account number : 03 0703 0708101 000 in the name of HOLIDAY NELSON LIMITED.
Reference your payment as “SURNAME + HAUMOANA” & ensure you email us to confirm payment has been made.
Pay Bond & Rental by Bank Transfer
Make the full rental payment by bank transfer (details above) & include an additional refundable $250 for the bond. Email us when this is done so that we can hold your dates until we can confirm your booking when payment is received.
Credit card details OR a $250.00 refundable payment is required as bond for the stay. The cardholder/payee is responsible for leaving the property, its chattels, furnishings & grounds in the condition found at arrival. By proceeding with this booking you authorise Holiday Nelson Limited to charge the bond for the fair cost of replacement, repair, or services required for Wakatu to restore the property, its chattels, furnishings or grounds to that condition, where it can be established that such issues arose in the course of your stay & cannot be attributed to fair wear & tear. Should a claim for recovery of costs exceed the bond, an invoice will be raised for immediate payment of the remaining amount.
Cancellation or Postponement
Refunds are not available in the case of cancellation, but you can request postponement. A $50 administration fee will apply. In this case, 100% of the value of your booking will be transferrable.
Arrival & Property Instructions
These will be emailed to you upon booking confirmation.
A key safe code will be provided allowing self-check in anytime after 2pm on your day of arrival. Check out is by 10am on your day of departure. These times may be flexible subject to surrounding bookings.
The Hirer hereby acknowledges that WakatÅ« Inc. has made no representation as to the suitability of the premises for the purpose stated. The Hirer shall use and occupy the premises entirely at the Hirers risk in every respect. WakatÅ« shall have no liability to the Hirer or to any person for damages or loss suffered by the Hirer or other persons in respect of the Hirers use and occupation of the premises.
- Absolute waterfront
- All day sun
- BBQ (gas)
- Beach access
- Boat parking
- Clothes line
- Coffee plunger
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Great for Kids
- Mobile phone coverage
- Off-street parking
- Outdoor furniture
- Sea Views
- Solar Power
- Walk to Beach
- Walk to Restaurants
- Wood-burner with wood supply
295 Sandy Bay, Marahau. The Southern entry point to the Abel Tasman National Park, home to the region's famous golden sands & an ideal place from which to explore & enjoy beautiful Nelson & Tasman. Kaiteriteri Beach is a 15min. drive. Motueka & Te Awhina Marae are 25min drive, Takaka, Golden Bay & Onetaahua Marae at Pohara just over 1hr drive & Nelson is a 1hr drive.
- Local Wineries
- Abel Tasman National Park
- Mount Arthur / Flora Saddle
- Kahurangi National Park
- Kaiteriteri Beach
Kiaora, our whanau always enjoy our time at Haumoana, reconnecting with the whenua and my grandmothers whanau is the main kaupapa of being there.
M Kahukura - Apr, 2017
Kia ora, Haumoana was magnificent! The Kaitiaki was very friendly & left us to it! Each of us had a great time!
Makoi Takao - Mar, 2017
was awesome as. Kia ora whanau! :)
K Gilbert - Feb, 2017
Kia ora Jarrod We had an amazing stay at Haumoana! Thank you for such a brilliant place to hang with whanau.
H Kaveney - Jan, 2017
We had a fabulous, fabulous time!! Beautiful weather, beautiful tides, beautiful scenery, beautiful people! Our young women felt very privileged and blessed to be on their land and learn of the history of Wakatu and the land. They had a big clean-up of the house, cleaned out the fireplace, and set it up again for the next guests. Before we left they collected wood for the fire and weeded in between the spinifex. I want to personally thank you and express my appreciation for the opportunity we have to access such a beautiful spot. NgÄ mihi ki a tÄtou ka taea te noho i te whenua tapu o rÄtou mÄ kua mene ki te pÅ.
C Hawea - Apr, 2016
Firstly thank you very much to Wakatu Inc for making this whare and beautiful space available to whanau. Its affordable and best highlight for our tamariki was to have nature adventures everyday of our stay at Marahau and explore our Whenua with a warm homely feeling â€“ and Kaimoana everyday, Kei runga noa atu.
R Losefa Kahukura - Apr, 2016
Kiaora Jarrod We had an awesome stay at haumoana, the weather was awesome and the batch had everything we needed bar a fridge lol.
S Kelly - Apr, 2016
Our time at Haumoana was magical. An amazing place and we are already planning our return. The house was really well stocked, I was surprised that everything extra we needed was already there. My only complaint, and it's very slight was the lack of fridge which we thought might be remedied with a modern solar panel. There is a shop very close by however, and motueka is not far to buy meat daily so this is, only a minor complaint. Thank you! Can't wait for our next trip.
M Mason - Jan, 2016