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Old Macdonalds Farm and Holiday Park

Marahau, Marahau, New Zealand
Old Macdonalds Farm and Holiday Park
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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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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location, Location. 5 min. walk to the start of Abel Tasman and 10 min walk from all the water taxis etc. But the staff can arrange all that for you. It is a very quiet location away from roads, noise etc. The cabins were new and clean.The kitchen was a little worn but had everything you need. The staff was... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family stayed here for one night in a cabin before walking the Abel Tasman. The location was very pretty, back from the beach with a meandering stream on one side. Our cabin was tidy and the kitchen on the outside deck was unusual but really effective in summer. They had good space to leave our vehicle, and the staff... More 

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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 weeks ago

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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

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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75 reviews 75 reviews
12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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13 helpful votes 13 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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494 reviews 494 reviews
75 hotel reviews
251 helpful votes 251 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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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
50 helpful votes 50 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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