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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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 new boutique architecturally designed accommodation in secluded, three-acre stunning waterfront property with pool, on idyllic Kina Peninsula. 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 - Farm fun for all at Animal Farm Rare Breeds Farm Park. We are easy to reach; located at 389 Gardner Valley Road in Upper Moutere, only 15 minutes drive from Motueka and 30 minutes from Nelson. 17 hectares of friendly animals and fun for everyone. We (and all our animals!) look forward to meeting you. Come enjoy.
Mobile-friendly - We offer boutique guest house accommodation or a luxury, executive style, self-contained cottage. Enjoy stunning panoramic views from our custom-designed property on 25 private acres of rural beauty. Relax in private, luxury quality surroundings. Enjoy a cool drink on the deck before enjoying your BBQ'd steak dinner. We have it all.
Mobile-friendly - Fiona from Baton Run Adventures offers Horse Treks for novice riders to the most experienced with variety of very individual horses. Half day up to three day treks amidst 5,000 acres spanning 5 valleys. Beautifully dressed bach accommodation available on-site close to the station or more remotely in the alpine lodge. Buggy rides available for partners not horse riding.
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 - 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 - In The Hideaway Report June 2016, renowned luxury-travel company Andrew Harper concluded of Edenhouse: "Hospitality just doesn't get any better than this". This enchanting luxury lodge is situated within 48-acres of private grounds and internationally acclaimed gardens. Perfectly positioned between Nelson and The Abel Tasman National Park – it's surrounded by the activities and experiences in which its guests delight.
Friendly, family orientated, affordable accommodation in beautiful Motueka, Great base for kayaking, tramping and cycling trails in Kahurangi and Abel Tasman National Parks. Fernwood Holiday Park has spacious tree lined sites for caravans/camper vans/tents. It is within easy access of local amenities, cafes, wineries and art and craft galleries and the excellent Motueka Sunday market.
Mobile-friendly - Cycle the Great Taste Cycle Trail in Nelson, NZ 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 - Peaceful location over the road from the beach! Options of one & two-bedroom self-contained Baches and five powered campsites. Within easy reach of all the Tasman/Nelson region has to offer including Abel Tasman National Park, the cafes of Mapua, local wineries. Small and tucked away so you can enjoy our idyllic spot with just a few. Pet friendly by arrangement.
Private, beautifully furnished, self-contained cliff top country house on a working apple orchard close to cycle taste trail. Stunning uninterrupted views across Tasman Bay. Breakfast provisions included. Just a 40 minute drive from Nelson city and 30 minutes from the Abel Tasman National Park. Guests invited to help themselves to fresh produce from the well maintained vegetable garden and orchard.
Mobile-friendly - Lancewood Villa Eco-accommodation. between Nelson city and Motueka, the perfect location for exploring award-winning vineyards, local arts, and the Abel Tasman, Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks. Two Studios and our romantic luxury suite offer resort-style rooms with ensuite bathrooms. Self catering or simply B&B. Set in 33 acres of farmland and native bush.
Mobile-friendly - Three award-winning self-contained holiday cottages situated at the water's edge of the beautiful Waimea Inlet, set in a landscape of vineyards and orchards. Perfectly situated between Nelson and Abel Tasman National Park. Private and tranquil, yet only 5 minutes from the coastal village of Mapua.
Mobile-friendly - Built on a 30 year reputation of excellence this private 5 star Luxury Lodge has developed a patina of understated exclusivity. Surrounded by first-class adventure - Able Tasman, trout-fishing, golfing, hiking coupled with exquisite cuisine and friendly staff, will ensure your time spent here in our beautiful part of the world will be an experience to remember.
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.
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 - We provide daily coach services between Nelson and the Abel Tasman region including Motueka, Kaiteriteri and Marahau. Day trips and packages are available incorporating boat cruises, sailing and sea-kayaking and we’re the specialty company to get you there for a hike or to just do your own thing. You’ll love our quality vehicles and informative commentary.
Mobile-friendly - Enjoy a scenic flight with stunning views as you climb to altitude over snow-capped mountains, golden beaches and turquoise oceans...paradise. At 16,500ft the aircraft door opens and the fun starts! Experience 70+ seconds of adrenaline fueled freefall over the center of NZ, taking in views of both the north and south island.
Mobile-friendly - Southern Wilderness specialises in innovative day and multi-day Gourmet Guided Walks through the three National Parks of the Nelson Tasman region. Experience fantastic tracks with relative ease and luxury - without the heavy burden of carrying your own food and equipment or the time consuming task of organising all the logistics of your trip. Custom package options also available.
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.
New Zealand's fly fishing locations are world renowned. Stalking and site casting to big wild brown trout in crystal clear water is a fly fisherman's dream come true. The wide choice of rivers available from Stonefly Fishing Lodge enables guests to experience relatively gentle flowing easy access rivers to more adventurous back country streams. Guided two and three day excursions.
Mobile-friendly - Multi award-winning Stonefly Lodge is situated on 150 acres of private forest on the banks of the Motueka River, in the north west region of the South Island. Only 50 minutes drive from Nelson. The luxury lodge offers access to world class brown trout rivers, spectacular New Zealand scenery and wilderness activities, all within an hour's drive from the lodge.
Mobile-friendly - Fly into some of the Lord of the Rings secret locations. Explore the mystical environment and venture into the unknown. Experience the isolation and spectacular rocky landscapes south of Rivendell (Mount Olympus). Fly over Chetwood Forest. Visit Lake Canaan Down and Harwoods hole.
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Turf Hotel Autumn 5km Series
5km race for runners and walkers held in the first 3 Wednesday's during April. Meet at the Turf Hotel Main Road Stoke for registration. As series is run in the evening bright clothing needs to be worn along with ...
Where: Turf Hotel, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 228 Songer St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 6:00pm on Wednesday 4th April 2018
To: 7:00pm on Wednesday 18th April 2018
The Phantom of The Opera
The winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, The Phantom of the Opera has been seen by over 100 million people in 144 cities in 27 countries. The Phantom of the Opera is the longest-running show in ...
Where: Theatre Royal Nelson, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 78 Rutherford St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:00pm on Sunday 8th April 2018
To: 11:59pm on Saturday 21st April 2018
Raw Food Demonstration
We have a number of very interesting raw food demonstrations coming up over the next few months. Our visiting Raw Food Expert, Sally Rees, will demonstrate wonderful ways of preparing and eating raw food. Themes ...
Where: Nelson Farmers Market, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Maitai Boulevard, off Paru Paru Road
From: 11:30am on Wednesday 18th April 2018
To: 12:30pm on Saturday 25th August 2018
Nelson Farmers Market
Every Wednesday Rain or Shine the Farmers Market comes to Maitai Boulevard bringing you local fresh produce and products from all over the top of the south region. Come down have lunch and sample some incredible ...
Where: Maitai Boulevard, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Paru Paru Road, Nelson, 7010
From: 10:30am on Wednesday 28th June 2017
To: 2:00pm on Wednesday 26th September 2018
Vision of Vedanta, Exploring the Deeper Meaning of Yoga
A talk by H.H. Swami Swaroopananda, the Global Head of the Chinmaya Mission Worldwide. Swami Swaroopananda is an inspirational speaker and can change your outlook on life. Don't miss this one night event! As he is ...
Where: Fairfield House, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 48 Van Diemen St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:00pm on Wednesday 18th April 2018
To: 8:30pm on Wednesday 18th April 2018
National Geographic 50 Greatest Photographs
50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic showcases many of the most compelling imagery published in the history of the magazine. This exhibition will transport visitors behind the lens of some of National ...
Where: The Nelson Provincial Museum, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Cnr Hardy & Trafalgar Sts, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 10:00am on Saturday 17th March 2018
To: 4:30pm on Sunday 27th May 2018
(Un)conditional II is co-curated by Sarah McClintock and opens in Nelson at The Suter Art Gallery, Saturday 17 March, 5pm and features work by Ayesha Green, Cushla Donaldson, Eve Armstrong, Gabby O'Connor, and Rob ...
Where: The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatu, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 208 Bridge St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 9:30am on Tuesday 20th March 2018
To: 4:30pm on Sunday 27th May 2018
Animates Linwood – School Holiday Activities
Looking for something free to keep the kids entertained these school holidays? Animates has you covered! These School Holidays Animates will be running two activity sessions where your children can learn everything ...
Where: Animates - Elms St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 1 Elms Street, Stoke , Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 11:00am on Thursday 19th April 2018
To: 11:45am on Thursday 26th April 2018
Weber Bros Circus
Weber Bros Circus is back in New Zealand! After our six year world tour visiting, Australia, South Africa, Asia and Europe, Weber Bros Circus is back. Weber Bros Circus brings you an exciting new show 'Adrenaline' ...
Where: Saxton Field Complex, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Saxton Road East, Stoke, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:30pm on Thursday 19th April 2018
To: 3:00pm on Sunday 29th April 2018
Hangar 18 have just returned from their triumphant Asia Tour which saw the band perform in The Philippines, Hong Kong and China. The band are now touring NZ on a short stint of shows before heading back to Australia to ...
Where: Paradox, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 137 Bridge St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 8:00pm on Friday 20th April 2018
To: 11:30pm on Friday 20th April 2018