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Discover a hidden conservation wilderness, a high country playground, an historic station, an exceptional retreat.
Off the Mapp is an historic high country merino station in Marlborough, New Zealand, set on the banks of the River Spray in the Waihopai Valley. Host Jenny Mapp invites you to step ‘Off the Mapp’ and follow in the footsteps of the old musterers from a bygone era. Stay in our lovingly restored Cob Quarters, full of mementos from the past, or explore the station from our Kiwi bush retreat, Boundary Creek Cabin.
Hike on the Waihopai Walking Track, swim in the crystal clear Spray and Waihopai rivers, explore our conservation wilderness, help with our predator control program, go bird watching, hunting or fishing… you’ll discover peace, privacy, and rugged natural beauty all year round.
Only 1 hours' drive from Blenheim.
The cob cottage is perched on the banks of the Waihopai River with views to the mountains and across the station. Built in the 1900s for blade shearers and drovers on the main stock route to Molesworth Station, the cottage is a blend of history, charm and offers traditional high country hospitality.
Relaxing is mandatory and made easy with separate sleeping and living spaces. The spacious bedroom offers a queen-size bed and four natural timber bunks. In the living area unwind in front of an open fire, or sit and enjoy the views of the mountains from the rear veranda. The front deck provides a perfect spot for breakfast in the morning sun.
A separate indoor bathroom is a modern luxury, and a short path from the deck leads to the heated outdoor shower on a ledge overlooking the river and our wonderful gas-fired hot baths under the stars. Kitchen facilities and BBQ gas cooking are built into the rear veranda.
NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave; Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);