Everything about our little town Motueka from A to Z:
Motueka Town Center:
Motueka town center scene, all shops at once place
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.
Plants and stuff at the Motueka Sunday Market
Sky Diving at the Motueka Airfield
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 narrow strip of sand along the quay, several kilometers long. A sanctuary for rare birds to breed.
Kiting at the Motueka Sandspit
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
Good-bye hops (end of February)
Beautiful small vinyard
The majority of the orchards around are growing apples
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
Towards Abel Tasman National Park (North)
Golden sand beach at Little Kaiteriteri
Building a sand-castle
Nice sheltered swimspot for kids
Feel like collecting your own dinner?
Split Apple Rock:
The famous split apple rock in Kaiteriteri
There are dozens of providers of sea kayak adventures in Kaiteriteri and Marahau.
Early morning, the kayaks are already waiting for us
Great adventure for the kids!
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
Towards Golden Bay (North-West)
This is where a small river comes out of a mountain
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
Ngarua caves at the top of Takaka Hill
It’s a bit of a hippy central in New Zealand. Great for a day-trip from Motueka.
Takaka town center
Lots of murals in Takaka
Beautiful hidden beaches
Full name: Te Waikoropupū Springs. Near Takaka town.
The source of a seriously big river
One of the clearest fresh water sources
A charming little town at the end of the World
Secluded? Oh yes..
Kahurangi National Park:
100 km bush. Zero civilization.
Fur seals at Wharariki Beach
Little islands off-shore
View from Knkuckle Hill: The tide is going out at Whanganui Inlet
Amazing green sheep-hills
Endless white sand beach
Towards Mapua (South)
Late afternoon sun at Kina Beach
Star fish at Ruby Bay
Vibrant art and restaurants at Mapua Wharf
Towards Richmond (South)
Sheep on rolling Moutere Hills
Inside the Moutere Inn, the oldest pub in New Zealand
Grey sand beach on Rabbit Island
Plenty of space for all sorts of beach-sports activities
Quite a large indoor shopping mall. Hosts the annual christmas parade (in summer).
Christmas parade in Richmond
Celebrating New Year’s eve in Nelson
Founders Park heritage town
Nelson Saturday Market
The Center of New Zealand:
Amazing views from the Center of New Zealand, 20 min walk