Manuka Island
Eco Cottage

Manuka Island is a unique setting,
ideal for those who appreciate the natural environment.
We offers privacy, tranquility and waterfront magic near Nelson, New Zealand.


Manuka Island Eco Cottage

This beautifully appointed self-contained luxury cottage, designed and constructed in environmentally friendly materials, is situated on what is technically an island on the edge of the Waimea Estuary only 20 minutes drive from Nelson city and Motueka.

The four acre Island is privately owned in what the Department of Conservation identifies as being one of the most highly significant areas in the Waimea Inlet. Whilst having easy drive on access, the island has a one kilometre long driveway through rural land which ensures total privacy.   Manuka Island Eco Cottage is superbly furnished for style and comfort.

The cottage is spacious with indoor-outdoor living capturing all day sun. Manuka Island Eco Cottage which is purpose built, has amazing rural, mountains and sea views from every aspect. A highlight for many guests is identifying many of the special birds of the Waimea Inlet whilst sitting on the deck, relaxing in this special, natural environment with a glass of Nelson wine. Click here to see our Manuka Island bird life photo gallery.


Things to do

Nelson is a total holiday destination. Whether it’s cafés, wineries, beautiful beaches, arts & crafts or outdoor activities such as The Great Taste Cycle Trail, enjoy it all here.


Manuka Island Birdlife

Our guests always comment on the outstanding birdlife on Manuka Island, from the very rare banded rail through to wading birds. Visit our birdlife gallery to get a taste of what you might see here.

Please take a look around our website, view our photo galleries and contact us to make a booking or enquiry.



Contact us

Belinda Heaphy & Graham Postles
phone: +64 27 242 1400 | +64 3 544 2762