The Apple Pickers' Cottages
 Holiday accommodation, Mapua, Nelson, New Zealand.


The Apple Pickers' Cottages at Matahua are three holiday cottages on the shore of the beautiful tidal Waimea Inlet, near Mapua village.

Our organic property is a mix of fruit trees,  gardens, and regenerating native  bush which stretches around the estuary shore.

The cottages are well equipped for a relaxing holiday with hammocks, good books, board games, barbeques, braziers and endless views to gaze at. On a full tide, you can explore the quiet estuary by kayak or paddle board. 

The cottages are secluded and private, and also extremely accessible; just 20 minutes (24km) from Nelson airport and less than 5 minutes to the coastal village of Mapua. Mapua’s thriving wharf area has cafés, restaurants and galleries representing local artists.

Good cellphone coverage and free wifi.

 Children 12 years and over.

Karaka Cottage
2 bedrooms, waterfront

Karaka accommodates up to 4 people. 3 separate decks with wonderful views, an outdoor bath, private garden and a well equipped kitchen.

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Miro Cottage
1 bedroom,  waterfront

Miro accommodates 2 people. It has a lovely sunny deck overlooking the inlet,mountain views, a private garden and well equipped kitchen.

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Rata Cottage
1 bedroom, vineyard views

Rata accommodates 2 people.  It has a kitchen/dining area,  a separate bedroom and a lovely sunny deck. Read more