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 - 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 - Fortune, the prestigious U.S publication, concludes "It's worth planning your trip well in advance to secure a coveted reservation at Edenhouse, Nelson Tasman's most sought-after luxury lodge." Each couple enjoys over 1,200square feet(110square metres) including two-bathrooms and a sitting room. Tariff includes dinner, fine wines and all other beverages. Edenhouse is renowned for its peace, beauty and space.
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.
Kaiteriteri is a seaside resort village just 13 km from the busy township of Motueka, and 5 km from Marahau - the main gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park in Nelson Region. Goldensands Holiday Homes has a portfolio of holiday homes in and around Kaiteriteri available for short term rent and let.
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.
Mobile-friendly - New Zealand Guided Private Tours provide private and customised tours with your own driver, for small groups from 1 to 4 persons touring both the South and North Islands. Day tours from Nelson. Enjoy stunning Tasman in the South Island of New Zealand. Enjoy the journey, not just the destination.
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 - 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.
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NCMA Lunchtime Concert Series: Schola Musica
NCMA Schola Musica is a chamber orchestra in which young string players learn some of the beautiful string repertoire written by great composers. The rewards for young musicians playing in such a group are numerous. ...
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 48 Nile St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 1:00pm on Thursday 12th December 2019
To: 1:45pm on Thursday 12th December 2019
Hemp Info Evening with The Hemp Farm's Dave Jordan
Nelson and Tasman Industrial Hemp Association (NATI HA) invites you to an evening with Dave Jordan – CEO of The Hemp Farm. Hemp seed/oil is one of the most nutritious foods available. Additionally, anything that ...
Where: The Earth Hub, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 235 Haven Rd, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:00pm on Thursday 12th December 2019
To: 9:00pm on Thursday 12th December 2019
Pottery Sculpture Classes
Ceramic Sculpture Classes Thursday evening. Start any week. $20 per lesson. Materials and firings extra. Contact me for more information 02041178511. Weekly sessions aimed at all artistic levels in small group ...
Where: Vicki Charles Sculptor, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 55 Weka St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 6:30pm on Thursday 14th November 2019
To: 9:00pm on Thursday 19th December 2019
Dru Yoga Classes
Strengthen your body! Relax your mind! Perfect for all ages, states of health and levels of fitness. Suitable for beginners and the more experienced. Soft and flowing yet powerful movements and sequences, proven to ease ...
Where: Enner Glynn Playcentre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 8 Enner Glynn Rd, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 6:00pm on Thursday 5th September 2019
To: 7:30pm on Thursday 19th December 2019
Soul:motion (Hospital UK)
*A night of soulful drum & bass vibes. Support from: - Habit (Mayan Audio) - L0st (Feral Inc Audio) - Phants (Feral Inc Audio) - Gawn Deep (Mindtech Recordings/Feral Inc Audio) - Dead Space ...
Where: East Street Cafe & Bar, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 8 Church Street, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 10:00pm on Friday 13th December 2019
To: 3:00am on Saturday 14th December 2019
Brett Hallam Holland
Former Nelson Resident returns performing tunes from his latest album 'No fixed abode'. Dynamic guitar combined with crafted songs reflecting on life, travel and social issues. Add in a healthy dose of humour, (Ashburton ...
Where: The Boathouse, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 326 Wakefield Quay, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:30pm on Friday 13th December 2019
To: 9:30pm on Friday 13th December 2019
The Christmas Journey
Come on a journey to the city of Bethlehem on a night that changed history. Follow the star and your Roman Centurion guide through the ancient city, meeting characters and taking part in experiences along the way as if ...
Where: Headingly Centre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 452 Lower Queen St, Richmond, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 5:30pm on Friday 13th December 2019
To: 7:00pm on Sunday 15th December 2019
Al Fresco Summer Movies - Trip to the Moon/A Christmas Carol
Trip To The Moon 1906 16mins One of the few surviving films by Georges Méliès, whose film making talents and creativity were celebrated in the 2011 movie Hugo. In Trip To The Moon an association of astronomers has ...
Where: Botanical Reserve, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Milton Street, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 9:00pm on Saturday 14th December 2019
To: 10:45pm on Saturday 14th December 2019
Chroma Choir: Benjamin Britten's St Nicholas
As well as traditional Christmas carols, including audience participation. Guest Conductor: Costa Simpson Tenor: Chris McRae Orchestral Ensemble Organist: Alan K Gray And members of the Nayland College Junior ...
Where: Nelson Christ Church Cathedral, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Trafalgar Square, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:00pm on Saturday 14th December 2019
To: 9:00pm on Saturday 14th December 2019
The Dance Xperience
This Is Who We Are, is brought to you by Fargher Academy of Dance. The performance includes a variety of numbers from hi-energy jazz, emotive lyrical & contemporary pieces, beautiful classical ballet, funky hip hop ...
Where: Theatre Royal Nelson, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 78 Rutherford St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 1:00pm on Saturday 14th December 2019
To: 11:59pm on Saturday 14th December 2019