Motueka & Nelson/Tasman Region

Everything about our little town Motueka from A to Z:

Motueka

Motueka Town Center:

Motueka Town Center Scene

Motueka town center scene, all shops at once place

Motueka Museum

Motueka Museum

Dining:

Check out Up The Garden Path and Toad Hall if you’re after a professional kitchen, Sprig & Fern for an evening beer, and KT’s opposite the clock tower for an authentic fish&chips experience.

Sunday Market:

Plants and stuff at the Motueka Sunday Market

Plants and stuff at the Motueka Sunday Market

Airfield/Sky-Diving:

Sky Diving at the Motueka Airfield

Sky Diving at the Motueka Airfield

Janie Seddon:

The ship wasn’t of any use anymore, so they just left it stranded near the port. A few years ago, it almost was removed, but Motuekans wanted it to stay.

A few more years and she'll be gone

A few more years and she’ll be gone

The Sandspit:

A narrow strip of sand along the quay, several kilometers long. A sanctuary for rare birds to breed.

Kiting at the Motueka Sandspit

Kiting at the Motueka Sandspit

Motueka Inlet:

A nice family walk around the Motueka Inlet

A nice family walk around the Motueka Inlet

Orchards (apples, pears, kiwifruit, hops, …):

Motueka town is surrounded by orchards, thanks to the good soil in the area.

View from above: Hundreds of orchards

View from above: Hundreds of orchards

Good-bye hops (end of February)

Good-bye hops (end of February)

Beautiful small vinyard

Beautiful small vinyard

The majority of the orchards around are growing apples

The majority of the orchards around are growing apples

Harvest time is soon: Bird-protection on vinyard

Harvest time is soon: Bird-protection on vinyard

Motueka River Valley

Lovely scenery on either side of the river. Enjoy the ride while travelling to the West Coast.

Winter at the Motueka River

Winter at the Motueka River

Towards Abel Tasman National Park (North)

Kaiteriteri Beaches:

Golden sand beach at Little Kaiteriteri

Golden sand beach at Little Kaiteriteri

Building a sand-castle

Building a sand-castle

Nice sheltered swimspot for kids

Nice sheltered swimspot for kids

Feel like collecting your own dinner?

Feel like collecting your own dinner?

Split Apple Rock:

The famous split apple rock in Kaiteriteri

The famous split apple rock in Kaiteriteri

Kayaking:

There are dozens of providers of sea kayak adventures in Kaiteriteri and Marahau.

Early morning, the kayaks are already waiting for us

Early morning, the kayaks are already waiting for us

Great adventure for the kids!

Great adventure for the kids!

Marahau:

The southern entry of the Abel Tasman National Park is in Marahau. Within an afternoon you can easily reach amazing beaches in the park.

1-2 hours walk to Apple Tree Bay

1-2 hours walk to Apple Tree Bay

Towards Golden Bay (North-West)

Riwaka Resurgence:

This is where a small river comes out of a mountain

This is where a small river comes out of a mountain

Takaka Hill:

You need to cross that hill to get to Takaka/Golden Bay. It’s quite high up and rewards with amazing views.

Views from Takaka Hill

Views from Takaka Hill

Ngarua caves at the top of Takaka Hill

Ngarua caves at the top of Takaka Hill

Takaka:

It’s a bit of a hippy central in New Zealand. Great for a day-trip from Motueka.

Takaka town center

Takaka town center

Lots of murals in Takaka

Lots of murals in Takaka

Beautiful hidden beaches

Beautiful hidden beaches

Pupu Springs:

Full name: Te Waikoropupū Springs. Near Takaka town.

The source of a seriously big river

The source of a seriously big river

One of the clearest fresh water sources

One of the clearest fresh water sources

Collingwood:

A charming little town at the end of the World

A charming little town at the end of the World

Secluded? Oh yes..

Secluded? Oh yes..

Kahurangi National Park:

100 km bush. Zero civilization.

100 km bush. Zero civilization.

Wharariki Beach:

Fur seals at Wharariki Beach

Fur seals at Wharariki Beach

Little islands off-shore

Little islands off-shore

Dune-jumping!

Dune-jumping!

Whanganui Inlet:

The tide is going out at Whanganui Inlet

View from Knkuckle Hill: The tide is going out at Whanganui Inlet

Farewell Spit:

Amazing green sheep-hills

Amazing green sheep-hills

Endless white sand beach

Endless white sand beach

Towards Mapua (South)

Kina Beach:

Late afternoon sun at Kina Beach

Late afternoon sun at Kina Beach

Pied Shag

Pied Shag

Ruby Bay:

Star fish at Ruby Bay

Star fish at Ruby Bay

Mapua Wharf:

Vibrant art and restaurants at Mapua Wharf

Vibrant art and restaurants at Mapua Wharf

Towards Richmond (South)

Upper Moutere:

Sheep on rolling Moutere Hills

Sheep on rolling Moutere Hills

Inside the Moutere Inn, the oldest pub in New Zealand

Inside the Moutere Inn, the oldest pub in New Zealand

Rabbit Island:

Grey sand beach on Rabbit Island

Grey sand beach on Rabbit Island

Plenty of space for all sorts of beach-sports activities

Plenty of space for all sorts of beach-sports activities

Richmond Mall:

Quite a large indoor shopping mall. Hosts the annual christmas parade (in summer).

Christmas parade in Richmond

Christmas parade in Richmond

Nelson City:

Nelson Cathedral

Nelson Cathedral

Celebrating New Year's eve in Nelson

Celebrating New Year’s eve in Nelson

Founders Park heritage town

Founders Park heritage town

Saturday Market:

Nelson Saturday Market

Nelson Saturday Market

The Center of New Zealand:

Amazing views from the Centre of New Zealand, 20 min walk

Amazing views from the Center of New Zealand, 20 min walk

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