Situated at the top of the South Island of New Zealand, Nelson City has an airport with frequent flights to and from the major cities around the country and connecting flights to smaller centres. It is a 35 minute flight from Wellington, and approximately 20 minutes (24 km) to drive to the cottages from Nelson airport.
If you are travelling by car from the North Island, there is a car and passenger ferry between Wellington and Picton which is in the Marlborough Sounds. The drive from Picton to Mapua takes appoximately 2.5 hours (140 km).
Traveling West from Nelson or Richmond, Matahua is the last peninsula on the Waimea Inlet before you reach the village of Mapua. The cottages are half a kilometre from the main coastal road which connects Nelson City with Golden Bay and the Abel Tasman National Park (State Highway 60). We are located at the end of Apple Valley East Road .
Turn right into Apple Valley East Road from State Highway 60. This turn off is 1.6 km after the Bronte Peninsula turn off. You'll pass two houses on either side of the road. Continue and drive down the hill towards the estuary. There is a vineyard on your left. Pass a white house on the right. Drive through the gate which says "private road" and has number 43 on the post. Drive past our house which is green with a grey roof. We will show you to the cottages from here. If we are out when you arrive there will be a note in the box beside the door to the office.