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Marahau mountain biking 1.jpg
Marahau is located in New Zealand
Marahau's location within New Zealand
Coordinates: 41°0′28″S 173°00′32″E / 41.00778°S 173.00889°E / -41.00778; 173.00889Coordinates: 41°0′28″S 173°00′32″E / 41.00778°S 173.00889°E / -41.00778; 173.00889
 (2009 [1])
 • Total500
Time zoneUTC+12 (NZST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+13 (NZDT)
Area code03

Marahau (Maori: "Mārahau") is a very small town in the Tasman Region of the South Island of New Zealand, approximately 19 kilometres (12 mi) north of Motueka. Its location on Tasman Bay and at the southern entrance of Abel Tasman National Park makes it a popular holiday destination for those keen on outdoor activities. People access the Abel Tasman from Marahau by tramping, kayaking and water taxi.[2] In Marahau itself, the beach offers sheltered and safe swimming, and horse trekking is popular throughout the busy summer season.[3]

Kayaks on Marahau Beach


  1. ^ "Nelson - Towns - Marahau". New Zealand Tourism Board. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Marahau Travel Guide". Jasons Travel Media.
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