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Phone 0800 278 282
International +64 3 527 8083
Fax +64 3 527 8282
Email info@aquataxi.co.nz


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Getting Here

Driving Yourself

Approximate driving times to arrive at our Aqua Taxi base located in Marahau/Kaiteriteri from:

From Duration
Motueka 20-30 mins
Takaka 1 hr 45 mins
Richmond 40-50 mins
Nelson 1 hr 15 mins
Picton 2 hrs 40 mins
Blenheim 2 hrs 30 mins
Christchurch 6 hrs
Westport 4 hrs 10 mins


AquaTaxi Bus

We operate a bus transfer from Nelson or Motueka. Please ask at time of booking. Bus from Nelson is $30 return ($15 one way) and from/to Motueka is free for all one day tours. Guests using our one way AquaTaxi service will be charged $7.00 for bus transfer from/to Motueka.

Driving from Nelson to Motueka

Leave Nelson via Wakatu Drive and you will arrive at the traffic lights at the bottom of Queen Street in Richmond. Go straight ahead to the Richmond traffic roundabout (traffic circle), and take the right-hand exit onto Highway 60.

Drive about 40 kms (25 miles), and you will drive into High Street at Motueka.

Drive straight on through Motueka (or enjoy a café stop) and then head to beautiful Marahau which is well sign-posted. (Instead of turning right to Kaiteriteri, make sure you turn first left, then 200m further on turn right, to Marahau).

Driving from Motueka to Marahau

From Motueka, we suggest that you stay on State Highway 60 until the Kaiteriteri junction.

Stay on the highway for another 200 metres as the road turns to the left, then take the next right-hand turn off the highway. It is well signposted Abel Tasman National Park via Marahau.

Marahau is approximately 10 kms (6 miles) from the turnoff. You will go over a hill and carry on down a windy road to come out beside the Marahau beach.


Sandy Bay Road runs beside the beach and leads to the small village of Marahau, then veers away from the beach to the National Park entrance and public car park. We are located at the AquaTaxi Base 500m past the beachfront on the left.



Alternatively if you have booked to depart from Kaiteriteri use the same directions; then follow the Kaiteriteri signposting. The AquaTaxi booth is located on the left hand side of the road next to the car park and across from the main beach.