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Nelson Coastal Barnstay

Nelson Coastal Barnstay
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146 Aporo Rd, Nelson
03 526 6877
Situated on the Ruby Coast Scenic Drive between Nelson and Motueka enroute to the Abel Tasman National Park, with spectacular sea and mountain views, our two eco-friendly coastal cottages, Wheki Cottage & the Barn, each comprise two bedrooms, an upstairs bedroom and a downstairs bedroom, which have all mod-cons & can cater for from 5 - 7 people. 

While our accommodation is non-smoking, we do welcome children, who will enjoy the country experience of our farmyard animals - a kune kune pig, chickens, a dog, and two cats. A short walk takes you through the neighbouring property down to a secluded beach for a stroll or a swim. 

Dedicated telephone and e-mail facilities available for your convenience on application. 30 minutes drive from Nelson City and airport and 10 minutes from Motueka. Safe, sandy swimming beaches nearby at Rabbit Island, Kina and Kaiteriteri. 

For lots more information, visit our website at www.nelsoncoastalbarnstay.co.nz 

A warm welcome awaits you at our country cottages.

Environment Friendly Action

We conserve heat We conserve water We recycle where possible We compost food waste We use sustainable toilet/grey water waste disposal We use bio-degradable cleaning agents We use renewable natural furnishings We mention green/eco issues on our website We conserve/care for wildlife in our area/ natural pest eradication We participate in community environmental initiatives We use principles of permaculture and/or biodynamic method of farming


Two spacious bedrooms, 1 bathroom each cottage. Completely self-contained with all facilities, including laundry. All quality linen provided.

Total Capacity

5 - 7 guests


VCR Hi-Fi with CD & DVD player Phone & Broadband

Tariff Includes

Accommodation only


As you travel along State Highway 60 (the Coastal Highway) from Richmond towards Motueka, take the Tasman exit at Aporo Rd (best not to take the Mapua/ Ruby Bay exit). Our driveway entrance is a left turn, exactly 3km from the Tasman turnoff from the highway at 146 Aporo Rd, as shown on the above printable map.
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