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 - Quiet, warm and affordable accommodation in Motueka. Close to civic amenities and with excellent facilities. Short drive to Abel Tasman National Park and beautiful beaches. Superb wineries, potters, artists, golf, water sports, fishing, restaurants and cafes are close. Choice of units. We have it all.
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 - 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 - We offer boutique B&B 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. We are ideally located for day trips walking/kayaking in Abel Tasman National Park, exploring local beaches and wineries, plus there are many places to dine nearby.
Mobile-friendly - Fiona from Baton Run Adventures offers Horse Treks specialising exclusively for riders with experience with a 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 farm 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.
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 - 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 - 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.
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.
Nelson Tasman Air invite you to immerse yourself in what is truly amazing here. They'll introduce you to the most incredible places and experiences as the Nelson Tasman region is home to some of the most outstanding natural beauty in New Zealand. They make sure you'll love every second of your journey with them.
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 '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.
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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David White Harm Ends Futures Begin - Nelson Labour Party
Nearly ten years ago, Kiwi mum Helen Meads was murdered by her husband. Helen had been a victim of his abuse for years, before she bravely decided to end the relationship and start a new life with their ...
Where: NMIT Nelson Campus, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 322 Hardy St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 6:00pm on Monday 18th March 2019
To: 8:00pm on Monday 18th March 2019
Cardio Latino (Fitness Class)
Latino style takes over Nelson. Unete al estilo Latino! Come and join the Latino fever! Learn how to dance all this styles while you're exercising your whole body in this new fitness class in #Nelson. Merengue, ...
Where: Peta Spooner Academy of Dance, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Cnr Hastings & St Vincent St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:30pm on Monday 4th March 2019
To: 8:30pm on Monday 15th April 2019
Ex-detective, turned full time artist ,Brenda Knight, will be exhibiting a series of new paintings in her latest exhibition ‘Love this...’ You are warmly invited to attend the Opening on Friday, 1st March 5.30. - ...
Where: Red Art Gallery, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 1 Bridge St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 5:30pm on Friday 1st March 2019
To: 2:30pm on Saturday 23rd March 2019
Dru Yoga Classes
Strengthen your body! Relax your mind! Open your heart! Perfect for all ages, states of health and levels of fitness. Soft and flowing yet powerful movements and sequences, proven to ease physical discomfort & relieve ...
Where: Tahunanui Community Centre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 61 Muritai St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 6:30pm on Monday 4th March 2019
To: 8:00pm on Monday 27th May 2019
Life Before Dinosaurs: Permian Monsters
Step back in time 290 million years when bizarre-looking animals dominated life on land and sea, and find out about the greatest extinction the world has ever seen in ‘Permian Monsters: Life before the Dinosaurs’. ...
Where: The Nelson Provincial Museum, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Cnr Hardy & Trafalgar Sts, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 10:00am on Wednesday 26th December 2018
To: 4:30pm on Saturday 6th April 2019
Meditation & Mindfulness Training
Discover the scientifically proven benefits of meditation and mindfulness… - Reduce stress levels - Manage your emotions better - Improve heart health - Increase general well-being and happiness - Improve your ...
Where: Nelson Buddhist Centre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 87 Nile St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 5:30pm on Tuesday 8th January 2019
To: 6:15pm on Tuesday 2nd April 2019
8-week Salsa Course - Beginner
Salsa has been sweeping the world by storm for a few decades now! Come learn this fun & addictive partner dance, discover the world of Latin dancing, and I guarantee you'll wonder how you went on without it before! ...
Where: Trafalgar Hall, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 67 Trafalgar St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:30pm on Tuesday 19th February 2019
To: 8:30pm on Tuesday 9th April 2019
Sculpture Ceramic Classes
Vicki Charles Sculpture. 10 week sculpture course. Bring in a photo of what you would like to make and l will assist you with sculpture techniques to create your piece. $75 for a 10 week course. Clay 6kg - ...
Where: NMIT Nelson Campus, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 322 Hardy St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 6:30pm on Tuesday 26th February 2019
To: 9:00pm on Tuesday 30th April 2019
Alex Williamson: CANCELLED
Best known to his fans for his ‘Loosest Aussie Bloke’ and ‘Bogan Aussie’ characters that reach over 2.5 million of his social media followers, Alex has performed a phenomenal number of shows to a prodigious ...
Where: Theatre Royal Nelson, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 78 Rutherford St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:30pm on Wednesday 20th March 2019
To: 11:59pm on Wednesday 20th March 2019
Eddyline 5k Series
Fun 5k Run & Walk event. Registration from 5:30pm at end of Champion Rd by entrance to Richmond Aquatic Centre Briefing 5:50pm, Walkers start 6:05pm, Runners start 6:15pm. Alternating between different 3 courses. ...
Where: Eddyline Brewery, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 8 Champion Road, Richmond, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 6:00pm on Wednesday 7th November 2018
To: 7:30pm on Wednesday 27th March 2019