We aim to make your stay at the Waters as exciting or as relaxing as you wish. We have compiled a group of dedicated professionals to help us to achieve your aims. All these activities require bookings in advance so please get in touch with us.

Kayaking within the Abel Tasman Park


Your host Isaac is a licensed captain and can take you on a private tour with the property’s modern jet drive boat – weather permitting. The huge advantage is that you don’t have to book weeks in advance not knowing how the weather is going to be – picnic on board or fishing is also possible. Enjoy a customized day on the Tasman sea. Himself a passionate golfer, he can arrange a ‘golf tour’ of the nearby courses (including a choice of affordable club rentals) or take you on a winery tour so you can enjoy the tastings.


Massage Amongst the Olives. This is simply a wonderful experience and you can choose your location. Be it under the olive trees with the sound of the sea or on your private deck in the afternoon sun. Whatever makes you feel comfortable. Tracey is a qualified massage therapist who lives locally. With memberships held in Bowen Therapy, Diploma's in Shiatsu and Remedial massage and certificates in Reflexology Tracey is well qualified to help you relax completely in this wonderful environment.


For those needing to see as much as possible in a short space of time we can arrange for Andy and his team at Helipro to pick you up from our front lawn. Operating R44, Hughes and Squirrel helicopters your group, large or small, is well catered for. Trips can be arranged anywhere from whale watching at Kaikoura, Lord of the Rings destinations within the Abel Tasman National Park to wine tours in the Blenheim region.

Kayaking within the Abel Tasman Park is one of the most popular activities for visitors within this area. There are various groups providing kayak tours (either fully guided or part guided) within this region.These can range from ½ day to 3 day classics, part kayak or part walking and we can help you decide. These tours are provided from the Kaiteriteri Beach or Marahau bases. For those wanting to stay closer to home and would like Kayak lessons these can also be arranged from qualified instructors. You simply have to walk across the lawn, down the path and the staff from the Whenua iti Outdoors Education Trust will be there to meet you.


Rod Stuart and the Team from Abel Tasman Charters are also at your disposal. Specializing in chartered scenic cruises into the Abel Tasman park the pick up point is at Stephens Bay, some 35 minutes away. Abel Tasman Charters specialize in scenic cruises, kayaking and snorkelling and can customize your cruise. Abel Tasman Charters also welcome children under 12. See for further information.


Dinners and Snacks
Nelson has many fine cafés and restaurants, see the list under local restaurants, but should you wish to dine here we would be delighted to cook for you. These past few months we have been working with some of Nelson's leading caterers to form menus suitable for the B&B. This may consist of a lighter dinner, which does suit some guests who have travelled a long way throughout the day and want an early night. To those groups or families requiring a BBQ with salads or the more romantic dinner for two right on the sea front. Due to the Port Of Nelson operating one of the largest fishing ports in the Southern Hemisphere we will always include fish and shellfish amongst the choices. Our menus reflect the seasons and change regularly.

Picnic Lunches
We are able to provide picnic hampers for you, for down on the beach or for your travels further afield.

A List of activities in the vicinity of the Waters


A selection of delicious local restaurants


A selection of regional wineries


Other personal favourites of ours are.


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