THINGS TO DO

Explore the region and stay a little longer...

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. Here are just a few of the options in the Tasman Region.

EXPLORE THE ABEL TASMAN NATIONAL PARK

Get a water taxi and do one of the many activities in the park, from kayaking to seal watching to walking or maybe just lazing on the beach in one of the many coves.

CANYONING

Abel Tasman Canyons provides exciting guided canyoning trips. They take you to stunning places and help you to take a step out of your comfort zone. Slide down water polished chutes, jump into crystal clear pools and abseil through showering waterfalls.

SKY DIVING

Feel the freedom of flying over turquoise oceans, snow-capped mountains – some of the most beautiful scenery on earth right at the centre of New Zealand.

SAILING

Explore the beauty and sights of the Abel Tasman National Park and Nelson Bays on a sailing catamaran. Join with others or enjoy a private tour, whether for a few hours sailing or a multiday holiday.

WINE TOURS

Sample internationally acclaimed wines such as Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Semillon, Pinot Noir, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc, on a wine tasting tour in the Motueka District.

HORSE TREKKING

Is riding down a golden sandy beach on your bucket list? Have you ever dreamed of riding through gently lapping waves with a sea breeze playing in your hair? Don't wait any longer!

THE MOTUEKA SUNDAY MARKET

You'll find a combination of a farmers market, a craft market, a second-hand market as well a great place to eat, relax and enjoy time with friends and family.

KAITERITERI MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK

Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park offers great riding for all abilities in a stunning and unique setting. The Kaiteriteri MTB Park is a Gold level IMBA Ride Centre.

WAKA ABEL TASMAN

Treat yourselves to a new adventure that's as old as civilisation itself. Paddling waka connects you to a rich cultural heritage but it's also great fun. Prepare to get hooked!

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NEARBY PLACES TO EAT

There are some great restaurants in the area. Our guests rave about Simply Indian, the Chokdee Thai restaurant which are situated on Motueka’s High Street within easy strolling distance from the motel. A short drive away there is Hooked on Marahau and The Apple Shed Café & Bar, both of which have received great reviews from our guests. There are plenty of wonderful restaurants to choose from no matter what your tastes.

EVENTS

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 summer 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 summer, spring and autumn fairs and food events such as the Motueka Kai Fest are very popular and really add to the holiday atmosphere that our town is known for.

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