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Off the Mapp

Off the Mapp
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4597 Waihopai Valley Road, Blenheim
035724222
http://www.offthemapp.co.nz

Hosts Jenny and Roland Mapp invite you to step ‘Off the Mapp’ and follow in the footsteps of the old musterers from a bygone era on the banks of the River Spray in the Waihopai Valley in Marlborough, New Zealand.

Enjoy the historic high country merino station, stay in our lovingly restored Cob Quarters, full of mementoes from the past, explore the station from our Kiwi bush retreat, Boundary Creek, relax in the comfort of the Cottage or the Farmhouse.

Hike on the tracks, swim in the crystal clear Spray and Waihopai rivers, explore our conservation wilderness, help with our predator control programme, go bird watchinghunting or fishing… you’ll discover peace, privacy, adventure and rugged natural beauty all year round.

Environment Friendly Action

We employ alternative energy resources: wind/solar/water We recycle where possible We compost food waste We use bio-degradable cleaning agents We use reclaimed or low embodied energy building materials We use renewable natural furnishings We instruct staff in green practices We mention green/eco issues on our website We conserve/care for wildlife in our area/ natural pest eradication

Other Environment Friendly Initiatives

Carbon Farming, Biodiversity, Environmental Protection and Conservation.

Dietary Selections: We offer

Vegetarian Locally sourced food Home-grown spray-free produce

Facilities

Three very different self contained accommodations.

Total Capacity

14

Activities

Relax and rejuvenate in our outdoor baths, showers or brave the river, explore the property on foot and discover hidden valleys of ecological significance, mountain bike or take a 4WD tour to the tops to marvel at the spectacular views, take a thrilling helicopter ride, hunt for wild boar, goat or deer (or just observe and photograph them), enjoy some trout fishing or bird watching, help us in our conservation and pest eradication programmes, and step back in time as you learn the fascinating history of Spray Point Station and the Waihopai Valley @ Off the Mapp.

Tariff Includes

Self contained accommodation

Directions

From Blenheim take State Highway 6 towards Nelson 10.1 km Turn left onto State Highway 63 (signs for Route 63/Wairau Valley/Westport) 3.4 km Turn left onto Waihopai Valley Rd 45.3 km
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