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 - 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.
Situated in the heart of Motueka, the Laughing Kiwi Backpackers hostel, offers clean affordable accommodation in 3 separate houses, each with its own unique atmosphere. The purpose built Backpacker Lodge, Homely Villa and Self Contained Bach. Backpacker accommodation room types include private doubles, with or without ensuite, private twin, 3 or 4 bed share rooms & 6 bed dorms.
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 - 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.
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.
An award winning one stop shop for destination weddings & Significant events from intimate or lavish on mountaintops to the sea and everywhere in between. Celebrant, Hair & make-up Photography, Transport, accommodation, venues & Catering. "MOONRAKER" is a unique and exclusive' pampered self catering or fully hosted home accommodation ideal for honeymooners, family or small group bookings.
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 - Based in sunny Motueka near Nelson I have a range of bikes available: Triumphs, BMW's, Suzukis, Tourers, Dual Purpose, LAMS and Budget - check website for latest range. Skip the humdrum of the cities, fly direct into Nelson - I collect. Free clothing top to toe. Free helmets. Free panniers and more.
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Animates Nelson - School Holiday Activities
Looking for fun activities to do with the kids these school holidays? We have you covered! We're running free School Holiday activities in all Animates stores on Thursday 11 & 18 of July at 11am. Both sessions will ...
Where: Animates - Elms St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 1 Elms Street, Stoke , Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 11:00am on Thursday 11th July 2019
To: 11:40am on Thursday 18th July 2019
The Red Plague
The play is based on the true life story of New Zealander, Ettie Rout, a journalist, campaigner and safe sex pioneer during the first world war, dubbed "the wickedest woman in Britain." Against government backing she ...
Where: The Suter Theatre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 208 Bridge St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:30pm on Thursday 18th July 2019
To: 9:00pm on Saturday 20th July 2019
Learn the Art of Screen-Printing
Learn the art of screen-printing while making your own creation inspired by our exhibition ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’. - Choose to print onto one of our tote bags or bring your own white t-shirt. - This ...
Where: The Nelson Provincial Museum, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Cnr Hardy & Trafalgar Sts, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 3:00pm on Tuesday 9th July 2019
To: 4:30pm on Thursday 18th July 2019
Te Tauihu Talks - A Conversation on Courageous Leadership
Te Tauihu Talks is a series of fireside chats being held across the Top of the South as part of the Te Tauihu Intergenerational Strategy project. The fireside chats will feature a number of invited guests who are ...
Where: Saxton Oval Pavilion, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Saxton Road, Stoke, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 6:00pm on Thursday 18th July 2019
To: 8:00pm on Thursday 18th July 2019
Gameshow of Thrones
Are you missing Game of Thrones? Never seen it? GREAT! TV's most epic story has come to a close on our small screens but a similar world is available for your pleasure every Friday in July at the Refinery ArtSpace. The ...
Where: Refinery ArtSpace, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 3 Halifax St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 8:00pm on Friday 5th July 2019
To: 9:00pm on Friday 26th July 2019
With a love of both new tunes and old school classics, there’s an eclectic mix in Dayna Sanerivi's extensive song list. Her sound is influenced by Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Pop, and Funky Folk genres. Dayna performs ...
Where: The Boathouse, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 326 Wakefield Quay, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:30pm on Friday 19th July 2019
To: 10:30pm on Friday 19th July 2019
Rumba - Latin Party Nelson: Colombian IndepenDance
Hola amigos...RUMBA goes Colombian this time! As some of you know NelsonSon Afro & Latin Dance only run this event every 2 months and this time we've prepared an amazing experience in our new CASA (venue)! Colombian ...
Where: Little Rock Bar, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 165 Bridge Street, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:00pm on Friday 19th July 2019
To: 3:00am on Saturday 20th July 2019
Levity Beet – Musical Invention Show
Levity Beet will have your children mesmerised and charmed with his latest live performance - The Musical Invention Show. Wowing adults and children alike in this lively and humorous 45-minute show, Levity will ...
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 48 Nile St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 2:00pm on Saturday 20th July 2019
To: 2:45pm on Saturday 20th July 2019
Archery Have a Go Holiday Special
Holiday Special!!! Come out to our special Have a Go Session and shoot at special targets! Ever wanted to shoot an arrow at an angry mushroom? Here is your chance! Maybe you’ve always fancied having a go at Archery ...
Where: Archery Park, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 194 Cable Bay Rd, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 10:00am on Saturday 20th July 2019
To: 1:00pm on Sunday 21st July 2019
The Nelson Market
The Nelson Market is famous as a showcase for the arts, crafts and produce of the Nelson region. You will find pottery, woodware, jewellery, homewares, clothing and foods. The market is enhanced with a wide variety ...
Where: Montgomery Square, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 1 Montgomery Square, nelson, new zealand, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 8:00am on Saturday 22nd June 2019
To: 1:00pm on Saturday 1st February 2020