Mārahau Cottage  

Mārahau Cottage is an amazing spot for your next break away! It is available to Nelson / Tasman residents who have a Ministry of Education (MOE) number.

The cost is $130 per night for up to a maximum of 6 people. The cottage is available over the weekend from 4pm Friday until 3pm Sunday. There is a minimum stay of two nights (Friday night and Saturday night), so the cost for the weekend is $260.


The cottage is also available over the Term 1, 2 and 3 holidays. This holiday period has a minimum length stay of 4 nights. The cost is also $130 per night for up to a maximum of 6 people.


During the summer school holidays the cottage can be rented for a week at a time at $150 per night (Friday to Friday). The cost for a weeks stay is $1,050.

The Mārahau Outdoor Education Trust, is a not for profit organisation. The trust is made up of local principals and teachers who donate their time to run the facility. All money raised goes towards helping school students experience the outdoors.

Please note that you will be responsible for cleaning the cottage and leaving it ready for the next school group to use. This model is based on trust and respect for a shared educational facility. You will need to bring your own linen and cleaning products.

To book please check the availability of the cottage on the calendar and then click on the "Book now" tab up above. You will be required to pay the full amount straight away into our trust bank account to secure your booking. Once your booking is confirmed, you will not be able to receive a refund or defer your stay if you decide to cancel. 

Please deposit the full amount of your booking into our NBS trust account:

Name: The Marahau Outdoor Education Trust

Account: 03-1354-0553723-00

When setting up the payment, please use your surname as the Code and use your MOE number as the Reference for your booking.