There are so many things to do and see our wonderful Abel Tasman region



We are just a 5 minute drive from the lively café culture of Motueka and  just a 20 min drive to the world reknown Kaiteriteri beach and the Abel Tasman National Park. Come and relax with us and explore the wonders of our Abel Tasman region.

Your hosts Vince & Carol will  help with all your local information needs and help you book your holiday adventures!


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Take a boat trip

There are a few choices of boats into the Abel Tasman, these are just two. Wilsons operates the larger Vista Cruise boat and Aqua Taxi shuttles people in and out in smaller boats. Both run regular scheduled trips.

Go Sky Diving

Soar over 3 national parks, golden beaches, turquoise oceans and snow-capped mountains. Nothing can prepare you for the sheer exhilaration and adrenaline! Great Skydive value!

Go Mountain Biking

Part of the Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve and gateway to the world renowned Abel Tasman National Park, the Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park offers great riding for all abilities in a stunning and unique setting.

Go Sailing

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

Take an Eco Tour

EcoTours three full day tour options explore the iconic coastline on our own purpose built charter boat, the remote inland heart of the park where few others visit, and a guided tour through the Abel Tasman region visiting a plethora of magical sites.

Go Kayaking

Crystal clear waters, golden-sand beaches and lush native rainforest make the Abel Tasman National Park New Zealand’s premiere location for sea kayaking. Marahau Sea Kayaks offer a full range of half-day, full-day and multi-day trip options .

Paddle a Waka

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!

Go Canyoning

Abel Tasman Canyons provides exciting guided canyoning trips. Slide down water polished chutes, jump into crystal clear pools and abseil through showering waterfalls.

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Play Golf

The Motueka Golf club is fonly known as the the friendliest golf club in the top of New Zealand's south island. Why not come and play a round?


Visit the Abel Tasman

The Abel Tasman coastal walking track is world-famous for it's breath-taking golden beaches and lush coastal native bush. Experience kayaking, seal watching, walking or maybe just lazing on the beach.

Kaiteriteri Beach

Kaiteriteri beach is a favourite kiwi family holiday spot. With its golden sand, tree-covered headlands and classic crescent shape, it's a picture perfect beach!

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.

Ngarua Caves

Discover the stunning Ngarua Caves with its extensive and breathtaking variety of stalagmites and stalactites, also featuring an excellent skeletal display of the extinct moa.

Wharaiki - Golden Bay

Visit Golden Bay

Breathtaking scenery, arts and crafts, sporting activities. There's something for everyone. Golden Bay is one of New Zealand's most diverse regions.

Checkout the Local Wineries

Enjoy exploring boutique wineries where exquisite local wines are crafted. You'll delight in the craftsmanship of local artisans, art exhibitions, great food and breathtaking views of our region.

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Below are just of few of the eateries in town. 

Toad Hall

Toad Hall's store and café serve great coffee, fresh cold pressed juices, healthy smoothies, Real Fruit Ice Creams and loads more delicious healthy treats. During the summer month's they host live bands for some great Friday and Saturday evening entertainment.

The Sprig 'n' Fern Tavern

The Sprig & Fern offers and an extensive range of platters, pizzas, burgers, snacks and full meals. They also serve locally brewed beers and ciders and offer a fine selection of local wines.

The Smoking Barrel

Legendary famous gourmet donuts & coffee, Low & Slow smoked American BBQ, house smoked meats & the fresh seafood make up the daytime and evening menu at this local café and restaurant!

Bloom Café

Set back from the hustle of the main road Bloom Café serves brunch, lunch and pizza menu all day with lots of fresh daily baked goods, great organic coffee and local beer and wine.


Chok Dee

Traditional Thai food freshly prepared from scratch to bring you an authentic, uncompromised taste of Thailand. Open for lunch and dinner.

Simply Indian

Authentic Indian dishes, prepared by trained and experienced Indian chefs, for you to relish and enjoy. Open for lunch and dinner.

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