Set among fertile orchards, bounded by beaches, forests, and Tasman Bay, Motueka opens the door to two National Parks – Abel Tasman and Kahurangi. Motueka also grows superior hops for making beer.

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 Totaranui Beach, Abel Tasman National Park.  Nelson Tasman Tourism

 Hotel Room Inside Accommodation  © Jen SFO-BCN via Flickr



From funky backpackers to luxury lodges and everything in between, Motueka offers an array of affordable, exceptional - often waterfront - accommodation. 

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 Kayaking, canoeing on water  © WagsomeDog via Flickr



Browse through the diverse range of activities on offer in this stunning area. There are many to choose from, find your favourite!  

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What to do in Motueka

  • Stop at a local winery for a cellar door tasting
  • Explore nearby Abel Tasman National Park, independently or on a tour
  • Take a trip to Kaiteriteri Beach, one of the most popular beaches in New Zealand
  • Visit the many art studios and galleries that do the nearby coast
  • Go fishing in the Motueka River
  • Taste exquisite local produce at Motueka's Sunday market

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How do you get to Motueka?

  • Travel by Plane
    • There are no air services to Motueka, but nearby Takaka and Nelson both offer flights to Wellington and other major hubs.
  • Travel by Train
    • There are no train services to Motueka.
  • Travel by Bus
    • Many of New Zealand's national bus networks operate services to Nelson, from there buses and shuttles can often be caught to Motueka.
  • Rent a Vehicle
    • Rental vehicles can be picked up from nearby Nelson Airport, around 40 minutes’ drive away.