Welcome to

A unique Destination

with a pristine

beachfront setting

We welcome you to the Waters at the edge of our olive grove, just meters from the beach, and perfectly located to explore Nelson to the East, Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks to the North, and the Vineyards of the Moutere to the West.


The Waters is a luxurious boutique Bed & Breakfast dramatically set above the turquoise Tasman Bay in the heart of the Nelson Wine region on the South Island of New Zealand. This region and especially the Kina Peninsula where The Waters is located, is lucky to receive on average the most sunshine hours of the South Island and is called the ‚Provence of the Southern Hemisphere’. Vineyards and olive groves like the one at The Waters are conveying a mediterranean feeling.

The Suites are slightly elevated and only a few meters from the beach, which guarantees fantastic views of the Abel Tasman National Park – easily accessed for hiking or more adventurous trips.

Boutique Suites




The three Suites ARIA*, ORIWA and MOANA

Each of our three 40m2 Suites feature the same level of comfort and furnishings. Entertainment is top notch too, with a flat-screen TV and DVD, as well as an MP3 player system. Super King sized beds ensure your nights sleep is deep and restful. Double glazed windows and well insulated walls ensure your privacy and warmth. 

Two terraces, one with beautiful sea view and one facing Mount Arthur Mountain Range, cantilevered over a pond, are appointed with a table and two chairs each.

*Disabled accessible

The Suite TAHUNA is the  one offering both, a bathtub and a shower. The view towards Abel Tasman National Park is just amazing.

Airconditioning & Reverse Heating in all Suites, bathrobes & all natural toiletries supplied.

Our Suites have been individually decorated and have their own style and charm. We have added lots of luxurious extras to make our guests feel at home and ensure they enjoy their stay.

AUMOANA Beach Bach

Your small celebrations venue or day use playroom at the beach

For a minute there I lost myself...


Your Personal Service

We make your stay unique

With a manager’s residence
on-site, you’re never far from a friendly helpful face. We are happy to recommend tours, excursions, suggest itineraries, and generally share our local knowledge.


Guest - Savage
Guest - Savage
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A fantastic place to stay, a great place to relax. The hosts were great. We saw dolphins in the ocean right outside our room, which was very special. We can only recommend it.
Guest - Nikki G: Auckland, NZ
Guest - Nikki G: Auckland, NZ
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"The Waters" was a perfect getaway retreat for a weekend away. Very private, clean, modern and self contained apartment in a great location to explore beautiful Nelson! The homemade breakfast was delicious with lovely fresh local produce. We definately plan to return one day!