Things to do in Motueka
Motueka Activities

Things to do in Motueka

From your base at Nautilus Lodge, in 20 minutes you can be lazing on the beach at Kaiteriteri or enjoying the many activities that are on offer.

From kayaking to seal swims, you can be sure to fill your day up with unique experiences and lots of fun. You can also go on a boat cruise where you can get off at one of the many bays to do short or longer walks, or just sit on a beach and have a picnic among the most picturesque scenery in New Zealand.

We are also the pick-up point for wine tours, water taxis and kayaking if you do not want to drive.

For the fishermen, we have great brown trout fishing in the Motueka River but if that is not for you, we can advise on local wine tours where you can taste the best of the region. There are numerous cycle and walking trails for those who love getting back to nature. Nautilus Lodge is walking distance to town and there are plenty of unique shops to pick up a souvenir of your holiday.


Motueka has heaps of fun activities and events for all visitors and locals alike! You can be a participant or you can just have a fun day out watching and supporting.

There are raft and boat races which are always lots of laughs and fun for the whole family to enter or watch. Also, there are exciting mountain bike challenges, if you are up to it!

We are a hot-bed of artistic talent here in Motueka, so our local fetes and food events throughout the summer are very popular and really add to the holiday atmosphere that our town is known for.

We also have art and craft festivals throughout the year that visitors come from all over to see. Choose a lovely gift for yourself or a friend and then you will always have a piece of Motueka to remind you of your holiday.

We have an annual mid-winter "Festival of Lights" which is on mid-June for 2 weeks when the town lights up to ward off the chills of winter. This is a wonderful event for the children and gives the town a festive look in the middle of winter. Great photos for the album!


Address: 67 High Street,
Motueka, New Zealand

+64 3 528 4658


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