67 High Street, Motueka, New Zealand
+64 3 528 4658 or 0800 628 845
one of the best motels in Motuekaall units have their own private courtyard or balcony



Welcome to the Nautilus Lodge in the heart of Motueka. Listed in the Lonely Planet guide as "Probably the BEST motel north of Christchurch", our beautifully appointed air-conditioned units will help make your stay in our great little town relaxing and comfortable. We cannot wait to share with you all the wonders and experiences of visiting our own piece of paradise, on the doorstep of the stunning Abel Tasman National Park and Golden Bay.

We accept Visa and Mastercard only. American Express cards are not accepted.


We offer the choice of modern, spacious, air-conditioned, self-contained studio units and also 1-bedroom spa bath units, all with their own private courtyard or balcony.

attractions of Motueka


We pride ourselves on making your stay in Motueka enjoyable and stress-free.

We can advise on activities in the area, no matter what your interests. From brown trout fishing in the Motueka River to enjoying local wines at our famous vineyards, enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Abel Tasman and the Kahurangi National Park, wandering around our unique and interesting shops or eating out at our wide range of restaurants and cafés.

Your visit to Motueka will be the highlight of your trip, whether it be for one night or more, and we aim to make it as memorable as we can for you here at Nautilus Lodge.


"Great choice as part of our honeymoon"

What a great place. A tremendous place to start the new year. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, the owners were very helpful and friendly. From booking our trips we did to offering advice on a where we should visit around the area, they couldn't have been more helpful. Things couldn't have been better. The accommodation was just right. There was a small enough kitchen area when we wanted breakfast, but most of the time we ate out. Everything was clean and tidy. They even moved our washing under cover when it rained and we were out and about. Very thoughtful. We would highly recommend the Nautilus Lodge.

"Above and Beyond!"

Not only immaculate accommodation with extras like a choice of trim or whole milk, but excellent, friendly service freely given. I appreciated the willingness to print some documents for me at the office; many thanks.

"Amazing host/manager/owners"

I am still staying here, but already want to compliment the owners. They keep on surprising me in a positive way. So hospitable, friendly and great advice in what to do. Laundry service almost closed? No problem. When you get back you will find it in your room. Wow. Thanks.

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Nautilus Lodge Motel