As the closest town to the Abel Tasman National Park, Motueka makes a great base to stay and play and explore the Nelson region further. There are plenty of cafes in the township and a colourful Sunday outdoor market. Located in the centre of a rich hinterland where orchards, vineyards and hop gardens flourish, you can pick your own berries in season and enjoy local apples, pears and kiwifruit. more
The Motueka River is famed for its Brown Trout and fly-fishing lodges. The nearby Riwaka Resurgence, off the Riwaka Valley Road, can be reached on foot. The source of the Riwaka River is an underground spring and you can see the water bubbling out of an underground cave.
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Situated on the main street of the beautiful town of Motueka providing the perfect base to explore the Nelson and Tasman region. Relax in our quiet garden setting after a day of exploring all the regions vineyards, art and craft galleries, cafes, bike trails and national parks. All our units are non-smoking, Self-contained and serviced daily and free-parking is available.
Mobile-friendly - Sliding down water polished chutes, jumping into crystal clear pools, abseiling through showering waterfalls, and flying down ziplines. Abel Tasman Canyons provides exciting and action-packed guided canyoning trips in the Abel Tasman National Park, the Kahurangi National Park and Mt Richmond Forest Park. Canyoning: the best adventure to get roped into.
Mobile-friendly - Luxury boutique architecturally designed accommodation in secluded, three-acre stunning waterfront property with pool, on idyllic Kina Peninsula. Now with new plexipave tennis court for those who love tennis. Located within easy drive from Abel Tasman National Park; stunning beaches; Mapua and Nelson; local wineries, cafes and golf courses. The perfect getaway location for couples wanting a world class experience.
Mobile-friendly - Honeywell Hut is just 35 minutes from popular Motueka, and just over 1 hour from Nelson. Set on a large and dramatic sheep and beef farm, Honeywell Hut has all the style of a back country musterer's hut. The one room hut has been loving restored over the years, with a ton of creative, rustic charm.
Mobile-friendly - Our Great Taste Trail loop allows you to experience the extraordinary diversity of what this stunning region has to offer, all while sampling the local produce and warm hospitality. Cycle Journeys is your local tour operator supporting you with a one-step service, so you can create memories without the worries.
Mobile-friendly - Involved in the hospitality and tourism industry for over 20 years, Destination Tasman is a locally owned and operated business based in Motueka run by locals Chrissy and Gary. We operate a pick up and drop off service from many locations including, Motueka, Kaiteriteri, Takaka, Collingwood, Marahau, Mapua, Nelson and everywhere in between.
Mobile-friendly - Small family owned enterprise operating a fleet of current model, two, four, six-berth motorhomes and campervans. Situated in sunny Nelson at the top of the South Island, among national parks and golden beaches. Bases Auckland and Christchurch. Pick-ups from Nelson Airport or accommodation, Blenheim Airport or accommodation and inter-island ferries in Picton, Picton Airport or any accommodation. Other areas by arrangement.
Mobile-friendly - Cycle the Great Taste Cycle Trail in Nelson, New Zealand with The Gentle Cycling Company. Self-guided rides for lovers of food, art & beautiful landscapes. Single day wine or craft beer rides, multi day rides in stunning rural landscapes include routes to Kaiteriteri, gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park.
Mobile-friendly - Golden Bay Coachlines operate daily scheduled services from Nelson to Golden Bay, Abel Tasman National Park and the Heaphy Track via Richmond, Motueka, Takaka and Collingwood. We also provide bus charters in Golden Bay. Operating modern air-conditioned coaches, join us as we take you on a scenic journey through limestone outcrops, rolling hills and vast golden beaches.
Mobile-friendly - Clean, green holiday park set in spacious tree-filled grounds with plenty of campervan, caravan and tent sites, as well as a range of quality affordable accommodation - a bed for every budget. Easy drive to Abel Tasman National Park. Tramping, sea kayaking, fishing, horse trekking, paragliding, tandem skydiving and flightseeing.
We are a family operated business with a modern fleet of reliable Fiat Ducato Roller Team 746 and Ford 696 Zefiro motorhomes. Our main aim is to give you a wonderful touring experience discovering New Zealand. Whether you want to travel from Auckland, Christchurch, Nelson, Able Tasman or Queenstown, contact us for a motorhome to suit your needs.
Mobile-friendly - Small family-owned sea kayak company with many years of industry experience and extensive local knowledge. The Abel Tasman National Park is a very special place to our family (whānau) and we are excited to share its history, stories and natural beauty with you. Our base is brand new and purpose built - just for sea kayaking!
Mobile-friendly - Southern Wilderness specialises in 'Gourmet Guided Walks' on the Heaphy Track, Old Ghost Road and throughout the Nelson Lakes and Abel Tasman National parks. Our guided walks all depart from Nelson and we take care of all the logistics. Our team of guides carry and prepare all meals, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the beauty of these areas.
Mobile-friendly - Ideally positioned at the edge of the Abel Tasman National Park, the multi-award winning Split Apple Retreat is the ultimate in luxury, exclusivity and wellness. Relax and rejuvenate at this boutique hotel and spa with breathtaking 180-degree views over Tasman Bay and the Abel Tasman National Park, and world-class food and wine.
Mobile-friendly - Over 45 years knowledge within the Transport Industry. We offer solutions to your transport requirements, either local or regional, see us first. Nelson to Motueka shuttle, Airport transfers, prestige transport for individual and personalised Wine and Beer trail tours, transport for hiking/walking tracks. In fact we can pick you up from anywhere and drop you anywhere. A flexible, affordable service.
Mobile-friendly - Three beautifully renovated self-contained cottages nestled on the shore of the Waimea Inlet. Private and tranquil with wonderful estuary and mountain views. Situated halfway between Nelson City and the Abel Tasman National Park, the location is ideal for exploring the Nelson/Tasman region. Five minutes drive to excellent cafes, restaurants and galleries in Mapua Village. Motueka and Nelson nearby.
Trampers transport to all tracks in the northern part of the South Island, including Kahurangi Park, Nelson Lakes and Abel Tasman. For all numbers of persons we can pick up by 4WD from accommodation or airport anytime of day to one or both ends of tracks including: Heaphy, Tablelands, Wangapeka, the Cobb Valley, and the Leslie Karamea.
Mobile-friendly - One of the world's 25 best eco-lodges (Nat Geo), set in 50 acres of wilderness, The Resurgence is the closest 5-star lodge to the Abel Tasman National Park. Select luxury self-contained 'Bush Suites' or the full lodge dinner B&B package with 4-course farm-to-table dining. Ideal for active couples who enjoy good food and nature.
Mobile-friendly - The White Elephant Backpacker provides more than basic, yet highly affordable and homely accommodation. Whether you require a double/twin room with your own bathroom or a bed in a dorm, you'll find what you need at this Motueka backpackers. Our well equipped kitchen and dining area with BBQ for your use. TV, Pool Table, Piano and outside games for entertainment.
Stunning getaway in Golden Bay. Only a couple of hours from Nelson by car or from Wellington by flight. Zatori is focused on rest, relaxation & revitalisation. Zatori offers comfort and refinement from luxury suites to flashpacker accommodation. Honeymoon suite with an abundance of space to relax and enjoy Zatori's idyllic surroundings. Special occasions and private events.
Luxury accommodation situated in Riwaka, Motueka - only 50 mins from Nelson - a great base for exploring the Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks or just getting away from it all.
A converted woolshed half an hour's drive from Nelson is the home of Moutere Hills where we make all our wines, using grapes grown in the vineyard, together with other top-quality Nelson grapes.
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Nelson Civic Choir Presents Joy to The World
Joy to the World a Seasonal Celebration– Nelson Civic Choir and Orchestra with Nelson Male Voice Choir December 1st 7pm, December 2nd 2pm Bringing you seasonal joy this Christmas – come join the combined ...
Where: Nelson Christ Church Cathedral, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Trafalgar Square, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:00pm on Friday 1st December 2023
To: 4:00pm on Saturday 2nd December 2023
The Nelson Market
The bustling Nelson Market is famous as a vibrant showcase of regional arts and crafts, fashion, jewellery, fresh, local and organic produce. The Nelson Market is famous for its artisan products. Visiting the market is ...
Where: The Nelson Market, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 1 Montgomery Square, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 8:00am on Saturday 1st April 2023
To: 1:00pm on Saturday 23rd March 2024
Vicki Charles Students Exhibition
You are all welcome to attend this students exhibition on Saturday 2nd December 10am to 3pm. Some fantastic ceramic art to purchase or come along to see what these talented students are making. An open studio to view ...
Where: Vicki Charles Sculptor, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 55 Weka St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 10:00am on Saturday 2nd December 2023
To: 3:00pm on Saturday 2nd December 2023
Children aged 8 - 16 years are invited to sell their goods in the lead-up to Christmas. Each child brings a standard rain umbrella which, upside down, becomes their "stall" in which to place the goods for sale. ...
Where: 1903 Square, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Trafalgar St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 1:30pm on Sunday 3rd December 2023
To: 3:30pm on Sunday 3rd December 2023
The Sweet Caroline Tour: A Tribute to Neil Diamond
The Sweet Caroline Tour: A Tribute to Neil Diamond is putting all those well-loved classics back on stage and in the spotlight, showcased by a world-class international band and produced especially for the ...
Where: Theatre Royal Nelson, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 78 Rutherford St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:00pm on Sunday 3rd December 2023
To: 9:30pm on Sunday 3rd December 2023
Under a Celtic Moon
Scottish born urban folk blues Celtic Soul singer songwriter Isabella(Izzy) Miller Bell Aka Ma Bell returns to Tasman/Nelson Communities to tell her story of the blues under a Celtic Moon. In this concert Ma Bell dons ...
Where: Fairfield House, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 48 Van Diemen St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:30pm on Sunday 3rd December 2023
To: 11:59pm on Sunday 3rd December 2023
Nelson Paint and Wine Event - Milford Sounds: CANCELLED
The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and let’s paint a masterpiece! Join us for a creative night of drinking and painting in the heart of Nelson! No previous painting experience ...
Where: Two Thumb Brewing Co., Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 32c New Street, Nelson, 7010, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 2:30pm on Sunday 3rd December 2023
To: 4:30pm on Sunday 3rd December 2023
Open Meditation Evenings
We warmly welcome you to these open Meditation Evenings, whether you are an experienced meditator or new to meditation and wishing for somewhere to sit in the peace in quiet contemplation. Pure Meditation Evenings ...
Where: Pure Meditation Centre Whakatū Nelson, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 6 Brunner Street, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:00pm on Sunday 17th September 2023
To: 8:00pm on Sunday 25th February 2024
Breathe Yoga Classes
We warmly invite you ~ details for the class are as follows: Time: 7:15 - 8:30 pm $18/class term rate; $22 casual classes Join anytime throughout the term Welcome to Breathe Yoga Classes. It is a pleasure to share ...
Where: Koru Centre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 243 Trafalgar Street, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:15pm on Monday 9th October 2023
To: 8:30pm on Monday 11th December 2023
Dru Yoga Classes with Fiona
Strengthen your body! Relax your mind! Open your heart! Perfect for all ages and abilities for experienced and new beginners to yoga. Breath led flowing movements, sequences and postures, proven to ease physical ...
Where: Saxton Netball Pavillion, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 142 Saxtons Road, Stoke, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 10:00am on Monday 10th July 2023
To: 11:30am on Monday 18th December 2023