Frequently Asked Questions

A short list of queries about coming out to the Abel Tasman

Information about The Barn

A quick summary of some FAQ’s about what is going on at The Barn and in the Abel Tasman.

We have pets on site and welcome new additions to come visit. However you are personally responsible for your animal and any complaints by other guests may result in immediate cancelation of your booking with zero refund. In short, if your furry friends are anti social then leave them at home. We also do not allow pets inside. 

We are always open but may have the office shut in winter or sometimes closing early. In this case we leave all bookings a message, map and key outside the office. This will show you were your room is and the rest of the site. Just pop come say hello in next morning to check in!

Absolutely! We all love living out here and know the right places and things to do dependent on weather and personal preferences. We can arrange free transport for you to get picked up out the front of our office and transport back to The Barn at the end of the day free of charge!

Of course! We have free bag lockers just beside the office that you can store your gear in.

We have our car parking for just $5 a night, or the Doc Car park is just 100m down the road! We can even organise bookings on arrival at The Barn

The closest dump station is in the back of the Motueka New World car park, so best to use that one on the way out. Its Free!!!

Yes! About as close as you can get. It is just 100m down the road at the doc Car Park. From there, head past the park cafe and up Harvey Road to The Barn. Be sure to check the time table.

We have a small shop onsite that sells a few of the favourites (including Ben and Jerry’s ice-cream). In addition, we have a range of Adult Drinks and your morning espresso!

We provide all linen for all rooms. In addition private cabins will have towels included as well.

We often get group bookings coming to stay with us at The Barn. Feel free to contact us if you want to enquire, or make a booking here

We can organise all aspects of school trips including all activities in the park and educational focused trips. If this is of interest, please contact us directly to get a tailored package to your requirements

We can provide a range of options locally, and have contacts for nation wide trips that can be tailored to your requirements. Please contact us directly to find out more.

We have a range of gear available for hire, including tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats, cookers, gas canister, pots & pans and cutlery. In addition to the gear, we also have a bit of good advice around the best spots to camp, tides and can book transport in or out of the park. All this can be arranged on arrival. 

Yes, depending on the time of year we can even close the site to the public for your function. We can make arrangements in the area for transport, activities and restaurants. Just get in contact with us for options.

The bus companies have stopped operating for winter due to covid, so either find a rental car or a shuttle with Tasman Passenger Services

If you have any questions that are not in the FAQ’s list, or want some more information then please Contact Us.