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Old Macdonalds Farm and Holiday Park

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Marahau, Marahau, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed here alone with my small dog for 3 nights in a tent at a non-powered site. I found the staff helpful and welcoming without too many draconian rules and constant oversight. The dog loved it. Environment is truly beautiful and facilities comfortable, if not modern. Rambling around the property there was always plenty to see and do. I... More 

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Mosgiel, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed either side of completing the Abel Tasman track and this is an excellent location to base a walk in the park from. The service was good and our 5 bed cabin was clean and comfortable. We really appreciated the air conditioning unit - a rare extra for this type of accomodation. The property is rustic with aging facilities... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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73 reviews 73 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We have stayed at Old Macs about 5 times now and it is a real family favourite even though my kids are in their late teens. It is so relaxed and peaceful and doesn't get the winds that can swoop through Marahau. The swimming hole is divine and warms up a lot during the day and is crystal clear. The... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Lovely campground with good clean facilities and very accommodating owners - nothing is a problem. Situated right at the start of the beautiful Abel Tasman track - bit of a walk to the beach if you don't have a vehicle but hard to beat - highly recommended.

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64 reviews 64 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I would recommend staying here. Great, clean facilities and friendly staff plus a great location next to the river and so close to the national park! We also organised a day of kayaking through the reception and that was a good experience too.

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Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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418 reviews 418 reviews
70 hotel reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Makes for a decent place to stay, before embarking on the Able Tasman Coastal Trek, regardless of the fact that it is a good 10-20 minute walk to the trailhead. While the communal facilities (kitchen-area, bathrooms, etc) are nothing to brag about, the non-powered campsites themselves are decent-sized, semi-private (due to plenty of trees and hedges), and located on comfortable... More 

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Graz, Austria
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We stayed there in March 2014 for 2 nights in a tent on an unpowered site. The campsite itself was nice with a lot of bushes for privacy, but other things were not so nice: the washing machine did not work properly and there was no closed shelter to eat, where you are protected from midges and sandflies. This is... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

- Don't expect much - Old stuff: Basic - Friendly staff - Bad kitchen - You're better off with your own campervan - No free wifi - Food in the shop is expensive - Stayed 1 night - Won't be here again - A bit far from operators

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This place is truly a gem on the doorstep of Abel Tasman park. While it is described as a Backpackers, we stayed 2 nights in a studio apt with plenty of space, An ample kitchen, and very nice bathroom with spa in the room. It appeared to have nice backpacker facilities, with plenty if lawn space, outdoor kitchen, a swimming... More 

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Soest, Germany
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Old Mac's has gorgeous sprawling grounds with beautiful trees and greenery everywhere you look. Facilities and accommodation are great for the price and all are well maintained and super clean. With the entrance to Abel Tasman National Park just down the road and Marahau's beautiful beaches just as close, it's a wonderful location. The staff are all friendly and helpful... More 

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Address: Marahau, Marahau, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Marahau
Also Known As:
Old Macdonalds Farm And Holiday Park Marahau, Nelson-Tasman

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