Off the Mapp

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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, explore the station from our Kiwi bush retreat, Boundary Creek Cabin or choose The Cottage.

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.


“What we liked most was the beautiful surroundings as well as the beautiful family. The Cob House stay was a highlight of our New Zealand adventure.”

“Cob Cottage is better than any of the photos show. In addition to being physically gorgeous (the place just glows inside), the experience of living there affords a great sense of kiwi adventure--the bathtubs, outdoor shower, amazing explores of their 5,000 acre property and the wonderful owners. We were having such a great time, we stayed an extra night! Would not change a thing! If there wasn't a word limit on this, I'd write a lot more!”


Hiking and walking

4 wheel drive vehicle touring


River activities

Conservation and carbon farming


Bird watching

4597 Waihopai Valley Road, RD6, Blenheim

Phone: 03 572 4222



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