Explore Motueka, Abel Tasman and Nelson 

Motueka, New Zealand

Motueka is centrally located between Nelson and the Abel Tasman 

So everything this beautiful region has to offer is right on your doorstep.  
Nelson-Tasman is one of New Zealand’s most diverse and exciting regions. Take it from us, you’ll wish you had more time to explore it. Base yourself in Motueka and discover all the top of the South Island has to offer. You won’t want to go home! 


Just 35 minutes from Nelson Airport, Motueka is situated in the sunny Tasman region at the top of New Zealand’s South Island. Its glorious climate makes Motueka the ideal summer holiday location. Winter is lovely too, with clear, bright, blue days.

Motueka is the perfect base for trips to Nelson, Mapua, the Moutere, the Abel Tasman, Nelson Lakes and Kahurangi National Parks, Kaiteriteri, and for day trips to Golden Bay over Takaka Hill.

What to do in Motueka

Abel Tasman National Park

While you’re here, take a trip to New Zealand’s most accessible national park, the Abel Tasman.

Many of the operators will pick up from the motel or the information centre a short walk away. You can go sea kayaking, take a water taxi, walk part of the Abel Tasman Coastal Track or take a cruise.

What to do in the Abel Tasman

(Abel Tasman images on this page are from the Abel Tasman Coastal Track book by Mike Crudge) 

Further afield in Tasman & Nelson

Nelson-Tasman is a foodie’s paradise, home to many producers of gourmet and artisan delights.

The region also has a well-deserved reputation for creativity, with many artists and craftspeople based here. With landscapes ranging from coastal to alpine, there’s a never any lack of inspiration.

We’ll happily book your local excursions or activities.

What to do in Nelson-Tasman 

We have been all over the world but we didn't know this was in our own country, so glad we are going around the South Island but you have to stop at this accommodation if you want perfection for a great price. And plenty to go and see. We recommend this to everyone.

Ready to book your stay?

Call our toll-free number (free within New Zealand): Freephone 0800 MOT STAY (668 782) or get in touch via our Contact form.