The town of Motueka rests on New Zealand's South Island, directly at the mouth of the impressive Motueka River. Its position on the western shore of Tasman Bay also adds to its appeal, making it a must-visit for a New Zealand coastal getaway.
Boasting a pleasant climate all year round, and seemingly endless days of sunshine, Motueka is an ideal holiday destination for the entire family, with cheap campervans New Zealand
a fantastic option.
The township itself is a vibrant, friendly and cosmopolitan town that is the third largest in the Nelson province. Boasting beauty and culture, Motueka is the perfect place to relax, take it easy and absorb the wonder and intrigue of this amazing country.
Resting on the shores of Tasman Bay, the city of Nelson is a centre for arts and crafts and is steeped in a rich history and heritage.
Hosting the annual Nelson Arts Festival, this city is alive with colour and culture and is a must-see during any New Zealand holiday experience.
Located on the very tip of the South Island, Golden Bay is a glorious destination, boasting the best of coastal life.
Regarded as New Zealand's most diverse and appealing holiday destination, the Golden Bay region offers breathtaking scenery, diverse arts and crafts, and fabulous beaches.
Abel Tasman National Park
The Abel Tasman National Park is renowned for its golden beaches, sculptured granite cliffs and its world famous Abel Tasman Coastal Track.
Spend some time marveling at the rocky outcrops and virtually untouched waterways.
Nelson Lakes National Park
Dominated by the imposing nature of the Southern Alps, the Nelson Lakes National Park is characterised by it tranquil beech forest, craggy mountains, flowing streams and crystal clear lakes.
Kahurangi National Park
Although one of the country's newest National Parks, Kahurangi is by far one of its most pristine. Translated, Kahurangi translated into "treasured possession" and this is the feeling visitors almost always leave with.
The park boasts a wonderful network of walking tracks that will allow you to discover a wilderness of wild rivers, alpine country and coastal forests.
What to do?
The Motueka River is one of the country's premier destinations for brown trout fishing, so casting a line while in the area is a must.
Relax by the clear deep pools of the river beds and absorb the beauty of the overhanging vegetation and the serenity of the surrounding area.
Horse trekking is an extremely popular past time in the Kahurangi National Park, and can be accomplished over the space of several days.
Ride bareback or trek through forests as you explore the wonder and beauty of this incredible region.
Where to stay?
Doone Cottage has been welcoming guests for 25 years and is likely to be doing so for the next 25 years, if not more. This charming old home is 100 years of age, and rests of 4 acres of native bush land.
The setting is idyllic and within a close proximity to all the region's most fascinating attractions, making it the perfect base for your stay in Motueka Valley.