Lower Moutere, Tasman, New Zealand Accommodations

Accommodations in Lower Moutere

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The SpaceThere is one double bed and 2 singles, all futons, for extra 2 people camp stretchers available. Floor cushions, beanbags, small table, fire place and wood supplied in the winter, so very cozy. Outside the kitchen is equipped with a double burner and all basic kitchen equipment, outdoor setting on the deck to eat. Guest AccessGuests have their own outdoor covered facilities of a kitchen and out door bush bath/shower. There is a gas fridge and a communal freezer if needed. Walks on the property. As listed in hte comments, Wifi used to be a bit patsy in the past. We now have installed a new fast and reliable system with unlimited usage free of charge. Interaction with GuestsDepends on needs of guests and our family needs at the time. Dinner with our family is an option or Qigong classes and/or individual sessions. We sometimes live on the property so we interact with our guests when around but respect their privacy. The property is alcohol and smoke free The NeighborhoodWell we have a fantastic bunch of neighbours here at Te Manawa Ecovillage. Motueka town is close enough as well as beaches and National parks. The Valley itself is a beautiful place to visit, it is quite and not so touristy yet close enough to all the local attractions. Getting AroundCar recommended Other Things to NoteMust provide own linen and towels. Can provide for additional cost.
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Excellent
21 reviews
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The SpaceA retreat from the everyday world. A private world way up high An island of comfort, peace and privacy A place with epic 360º views of mountain, river and sea A Room at the Rock Elevated and private, this new eco-designed home is surrounded by nature on all sides, situated on a rock high above Motueka Valley, with 360º views of mountains, sea and river. Enjoy serenity—and high speed internet. The simple white room has views to the east and south of mountains and forests. You have full access to the house with polished concrete floors and furnished in an eclectic, slightly retro style with art deco, Japanese pictures and a big NZ Kauri table. A Room at the Rock is situated at Te Manawa Eco Village at Pangatotara, 11 kms from Motueka and is suitable for one to two persons. The resident wekas (flightless birds that look like kiwis) are frequent visitors and the bellbirds sing every morning around 5am. You'll meet Lily, an eccentric Pekinese-Japanese chin dog... This is a much-loved place where guests are welcomed as (URL HIDDEN) make yourself completely at home and lounge around in the main living room or sun yourself on the verandahs. Take a walk through native bush to walk for miles on forestry roads. You can do your washing, have a bath and try out the awesome flow in the shower. There is unlimited high speed internet. There is a place for your perishable food in the low energy fridge and also in the cupboard. "Come as a visitor, live as a friend, go as family..." I was very taken with this slogan at Yogi's Guest House in Jodphur, India. The manager there was a perfect scream. He was so funny and sweet and made us feel very at home so I like to try and recapture that feeling. I like to feel that there is a feeling of mutual respect. I will be guided by you as to how much interaction you want with me, the host. Welcome to this retreat from the working world. You can have as much privacy and cups of tea as you wish to unwind from your travels. You are welcome to take part in what is happening at when you stay: there could be walks up to the forestry, swims in the river, a trip to the Riverside community to collect raw milk...or just enjoying the quietness of this harmonious place. I searched for a long time to find a home with views, elevated, surrounded by nature on all sides with a community close, but not too close. Six families live on this ridge surrounded by 60ha of regenerating native bush. There is a spirit of cooperation; we share a love of nature and are committed to making our community work as well as possible. This means that we all share in the monitoring of the hydro-electric system and attend working bees monthly. We all have different skills to offer; some are very skills woodsmen and track makers. I offer my cooking skills to make lunch for the others. I also edit and write the Motueka Valley News as a community service. Pangatotara is hardly a blip on the map. Very few people live here. We are just 11kms from Motueka and within distance of Abel Tasman National Park and the many other beauty spots of the area. One of the best day trips that is close to here is Mt Arthur in the Kahurangi National Park -- keep driving up West Bank Road another 22 kms. The river valley below used to be a tobacco growing district and this is depicted in paintings by well-known artists Doris Lusk and Colin McCahon. The winters are fairly mild and the summer temperatures are just right. Being 200 metres about sea level means there can be fresh breezes... even in winter there can be sun all day to bask in. In general, you need your own transport to reach a room at the rock. The driveway is very steep and can be challenging the first time: it is carved out of rock and is stable but care on corners and low speed (20 kms and under) are essential. If you find the driveway too much, I will collect you from the bottom where you car can be safely parked off the road. There is parking near the house with a short walk to the house. As we have our own electricity supply, off the grid, we practice sustainable living. We don't use appliances that use a lot of energy like clothes dryers, or electric blankets—you are welcome to a hot water bottle and extra bedding! When it gets cold, we light the fire which heats the whole house. Guest AccessThis is a much-loved place where guests are welcomed as (URL HIDDEN) make yourself completely at home and lounge around in the main living room or sun yourself on the verandahs. Take a walk through native bush to walk for miles on forestry roads. You can do your washing, have a bath and try out the awesome flow in the shower. There is unlimited high speed internet. There is a place for your perishable food in the low energy fridge and also in the cupboard. Interaction with Guests"Come as a visitor, live as a friend, go as family..." I was very taken with this slogan at Yogi's Guest House in Jodphur, India. The manager there was a perfect scream. He was so funny and sweet and made us feel very at home so I like to try and recapture that feeling. I like to feel that there is a feeling of mutual respect. I will be guided by you as to how much interaction you want with me, the host. Welcome to this retreat from the working world. You can have as much privacy and cups of tea as you wish to unwind from your travels. You are welcome to take part in what is happening at when you stay: there could be walks up to the forestry, swims in the river, a trip to the Riverside community to collect raw milk...or just enjoying the quietness of this harmonious place. The NeighborhoodI searched for a long time to find a home with views, elevated, surrounded by nature on all sides with a community close, but not too close. Six families live on this ridge surrounded by 60ha of regenerating native bush. There is a spirit of cooperation; we share a love of nature and are committed to making our community work as well as possible. This means that we all share in the monitoring of the hydro-electric system and attend working bees monthly. We all have different skills to offer; some are very skills woodsmen and track makers. I offer my cooking skills to make lunch for the others. I also edit and write the Motueka Valley News as a community service. Pangatotara is hardly a blip on the map. Very few people live here. We are just 11kms from Motueka and within distance of Abel Tasman National Park and the many other beauty spots of the area. One of the best day trips that is close to here is Mt Arthur in the Kahurangi National Park -- keep driving up West Bank Road another 22 kms. The river valley below used to be a tobacco growing district and this is depicted in paintings by well-known artists Doris Lusk and Colin McCahon. The winters are fairly mild and the summer temperatures are just right. Being 200 metres about sea level means there can be fresh breezes... even in winter there can be sun all day to bask in. Getting AroundIn general, you need your own transport to reach a room at the rock. The driveway is very steep and can be challenging the first time: it is carved out of rock and is stable but care on corners and low speed (20 kms and under) are essential. If you find the driveway too much, I will collect you from the bottom where you car can be safely parked off the road. There is parking near the house with a short walk to the house. Other Things to NoteAs we have our own electricity supply, off the grid, we practice sustainable living. We don't use appliances that use a lot of energy like clothes dryers, or electric blankets—you are welcome to a hot water bottle and extra bedding! When it gets cold, we light the fire which heats the whole house.
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4br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceMinimum 2 nights stay Guest AccessCan visit all areas up to the barn Interaction with GuestsYou can call me on the telephone The NeighborhoodThe neighbourhood is rural/horticulture and animals, Next door are alpacas, and cattle and a grape vineyard. The property has sheep, hazelnuts and feijoas grown for resale. Plenty of beaches and rivers -see motuekaisite, Getting AroundBest have own transport as public transport is only available in Motueka
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The SpaceYou have access to a private room with a generous size en-suite bathroom and toilet. Its has its own entrance but is attached to the main house. Guest AccessYou will have full access to your room with ensuite. Wired internet is provided (wireless for short periods on request), and tea/coffee making facilities are available in the room. There is also a small fridge. Interaction with GuestsWe are a friendly young family of 4, and look forward to sharing our hospitality with you. The NeighborhoodWe live in an sustainable village built on permaculture principles and designed as an intentional resilient community. The village has an extensive fruit orchard and also adjoins a working private farm which is aligned with the principles of the village. Getting AroundAs we are in a rural area and your best mode of transportation is by car. Pickup from Motueka can be arranged for a small fee. Other Things to NoteWe get our water from rain only, so be considerate with water usage (especially in summer during the dry season). We use our filtered tap water for food preparation and boiling, and provide finely filtered water for drinking. We serve raw milk by default, but can provide pasteurised milk if requested in advance. We have solar panels to generate our electricity, and try to be efficient with our electricity usage.
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The SpaceOur yurt resides in an eco village in the Motueka river valley, 15 minutes from Motueka. The handcrafted wooden furniture gives it a warm, inviting atmosphere. A woodburner provides warmth for the winter months. Guest AccessYou will have your own access and private eco retreat. We're at the end a 1.5km steep (but easy to drive with a "rental"car) gravel driveway. Interaction with GuestsQuests will be given their privacy but we're always in for a chat. The NeighborhoodOur yurt is surrounded by native bush and often you wake up with the song of the bellbird and fall asleep with the sound of the morepork. Our neighbours are all happily living in this beautiful spot Getting AroundFor transport you will need your own car. Other Things to NoteWe're "off the grid" and get our electricity from an alternative power system shared with the village. We have a composting toilet. Our 200 ltr. solar/wetback system will provide your hot water. Several overcast days may result, without lighting the fire, in no hot water. Tessa offers massages for our guest. She's a qualified holistic massage therapist. You can relax and rejuvenate if you wish, just let us know in advance. Costs $ 40 an hour.
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The SpaceSecluded, luxury retreat nestled in the hills above the Tasman Bay. Complete privacy in a self-contained, 2 Suite/2Bath cottage featuring 2 fireplaces, open kitchen/floor plan, and three stone patios with breathtaking views ranging from the mountains at Kahurangi National Park to the Tasman Bay. Property encompasses over 5 hectares (11 acres) amidst professional landscaping with gardens, olive groves, and fruit trees. Convenient location within 5 minutes of local town (Motueka) and 15 minutes of all attractions including famous beaches, hiking paths, vineyards, and world class trout fishing. Home was recipient of NZ Builder's Association Top Award for high-quality design and construction and was furnished by an internationally-acclaimed interior designer. Ideal for friends/couples traveling together or as a romantic escape for partners - this is a truly unique property located close to all major activities and yet private enough to offer the authentic luxury getaway-experience that travelers to New Zealand desire.
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The SpaceThis comfortable eco home is centered around a big deck with great views and a japanese garden/barbeque area on the west side. The house is located within an eco village and runs on hydro and solar power. The house is very quite and peaceful except you may get "disturbed" by a Weka, Moorpork or even a Kea. (Native birds of NZ). The house is nice and warm with a woodstove. The bathroom has a composting toilet. Watch the sun or moonrise over D'Urville Island from the deck or living room. Guest AccessYou have access to the whole house and garden, many gardens and walks around 62 hectare property of native bush. Swimming or trout fishing in Motueka river at the bottom of our driveway. We have an extra accommodation on the property which is the yurt stay. There may be some people staying there during your stay so we ask you respect their privacy. The Yurt is also available to rent if you have a bigger group starting from $120 a night. Interaction with GuestsWe may or may not be around. Some weekends we may be at the yurt which is on the same property, other times you are left to your own. Private qigong classes also available during your stay, held in the yurt. The NeighborhoodWell we have a fantastic bunch of neighbours here at Te Manawa Ecovillage. Motueka town is close enough (10min)with great restaurants, cinema and shops, as well as beaches and Abel Tasman and Kaurangi National park. (Mount Arthur car park).The Valley itself is a beautiful place to visit. Lots of fresh river swimming holes and trout fishing opportunities. Mountain bike and running track everywhere in the vicinity. You can walk to the top of Mount Campbell from our property. The beautiful , must see, Nelson Lakes is only 1 hour drive away and another 40min takes you to our local "Rainbow" ski area. Getting AroundCar recommended Other Things to NoteAs we live within an eco village we ask that you respect the neighbouring properties. Must bring own linen and towels or can provide for additional cost. Duvets provided.
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The SpaceOur water is Dynamically Enhanced Structured, for great drinking & baths. PLAY, or just RELAX in the adirondack chair in the sun next to the Minty, or under the giant oak tree (that beckons big kids to climb) in the private shady glade at the front of the house. Listen to the New Zealand birdsong & watch the sunset behind the ranges. Foodies: byo. BBQ or use the caravan stove-top. There is pots & pans, & retro picnic wear, olive oil, Marlborough sea salt, kiwi tomato sauce (ketchup), etc. Put a vintage table cloth outside, lite a candle & gaze at the billions of stars. Guest AccessKids are free in the Minty, but please note this Airbnb is not child-proofed, parents must decide if this environment suits. The Minty caravan sits amongst our fruit trees in a private area of our backyard which is surrounded by New Zealand apple trees (Please note, we are surrounded by a working orchard & there could be random noise during work hours, evenings are generally very quiet). Take a walk & enjoy the views of the mountains from the orchard pond, if you're keen. Watch the sunset behind the ranges under the giant oak tree in the private glade at the front of the house, spot New Zealand birds (go to the mint green post & hike-in ). The tidy tangerine bathroom & toilet at the back porch of the main house (shared with the household), has a shower with a separate bathtub. Towels, New Zealand natural shampoo, bath wash, bubble bath, etc. are all available. (Leave your dirty dishes in the laundry-room). The best bit is, our property has a Structured Water Unit at the pump. See what this is about on our (TradeMe) posting. Interaction with GuestsBreakfast is: Fresh roasted coffee, or loose~leaf tea, farm~fresh milk, free~range eggs, local preserves & honey, New Zealand butter, bread & cheese ~ YOU be the caravan cook, WE WASH THE DISHES ! Kids are free, so only book adults, but do let us know how many to cater for. Pick & eat fruit that is ripe on the trees. This week there are Oranges, Mandarins, Tangelos, Lemonades & Grapefruit. Soon there will be Plums, plums, plums, then Peaches, Figs, Grapes, Apples, Pears, Fejoas, Persimmons, Macadamia Nuts... The NeighborhoodSee an extensive list of truly spectacular things to do in our area in "Other things to Note" Besides apple, pear & kiwi-fruit orchards, there are paddocks with sheep, horses & miniature horses, pigs, goats & alpaca. Then there's the occasional hedge-hog, rabbit, pukekos & ducks out on the pond, plenty of birds singing & a "highlights of the Tasman area" mini golf course nearby! We are a 5 minute BIKE ride to the "Great Taste Bike Trail" this is one of New Zealand's Great Rides. A 10 minute drive to T.O.A.D. Hall is where you'll find local produce, preserves, breads, fruit & vegetables. Enjoy delicious home-made pies, salads, cakes & coffee or order from their yummy cafe menu. Riverside cafe, another great place to enjoy a meal, is a 15 minute WALK from the Minty. Situated in a charming 150 year old homestead, they serve delicious food. ~read more about our favourite places to eat in "Other things to Note" Getting AroundTurn in at the Mint GREEN POST, parking is next to the caravan with a separate drive from the main house. If you need transport at any time during your stay, including pick-up from Nelson Airport ($50.), please feel free to ask. Other Things to NoteOur LOCAL FUN List: Our favourite PICNIC spots & WALKS are also noted on the iSite map booklets inside the MintyCaravan. We highly recommend to use the Motueka iSite to book any adventures in NZ, they know it all & it's free. * picnic ideas *Kina Beach Reserve, a pebble beach at a small campground. There’s a bathtub on the beach, you can light a fire underneath & imagine how nice that is. Have a picnic. You can take our little atomic BBQ kettle, wood, make a fire & or a BBQ. A great place to fossick on the beach, with super low tides & stunning views. This is our favourite holiday destination & it’s only 15 minutes away! (more about Kina below, in "Drives") In our town of Motueka or just Mot as the locals say, visit HOON Gallery on High St. (next to LiquorLand) text Geoff to be sure it is open for you, & see our daughter's mural addition to Motueka High School on Grey St. Motueka's Sunday Market 8am - 1pm near the iSite, has a bit of everything. Also in Mot, there are 2 supermarkets, a few cafes & yummy bakeries, & several florists & gift-shoppes, as well as the usual banks & pharmacies. Whitwells has a great selection of men’s & women’s shoes. The Warehouse has it all. We luv our 4 OpShops (Sallies, Hospice, SPCA & Red Cross) + Mariri Mall (the recycle centre) is nearby. Another fun artist in Mot, is the “mice lady” Pottery, she's at 165 Thorpe St. (runs parallel to High St. towards the coast). The ROCKFELLA at the Clock Tower corner; David, is really passionate about the hard stuff in the world, he will help you create your own bit to wear, or just have a look at what he’s done. The Mot museum proudly made the “Lonely Planet” 2017 with: “An interesting series of artefacts housed in a dear old school building”. Skydive, or choose another way to get high at the Motueka AIRPORT (hang-glide, micro-lite, helicopter…), or just watch the parachutes float down & the look on the faces of the recently descended. * Go fishing off the wharf at Talley’s (or buy it fresh from the fishery shop by the marina). Golf at Motueka’s beautiful links or, Tasman Golf course, a tricky little 9 hole with fabulous views of the bay and beyond, near Kina Beach Reserve, $20. green fee. Drive up just for the view from the carpark! (Directions to Tasman/Kina below). In the evening, go to Mot: to see an eclectic movie at the Gecko, or the State Cinema. at home in the Minty... make a campfire in the little atomic BBQ kettle, sip hot chocolate or open that special bottle of wine & look up & be amazed by the billions of stars! The MintyCaravan has games & puzzles, sunshine & a hammock swing, (badMINTon, petanque, old-school croquet balls & mallets, & a bow & arrow are around here somewhere). Shoppe ~ Once upon a time we had a little Retro collectibles shop… some of which is in the closet & on the back-porch. Now we call it “N.Z. Retro - Rescue”. Have a browse if you like, get a Minty souvenir (leave $ in the yellow envelope), please keep it tidy. Put the basket in the laundry if you need the space. Take a walk in the orchard if you're keen. The “pond” out back is just an orchard dam, but there is usually water-lilies, bird-life, & the view is beautiful with snow-capped Mt. Arthur (which can be a day trip “tramp”). Relax on the Adirondack chair in the sun next to the Minty. Or under the giant oak tree in the private shady glade at the front of the house, listen to the New Zealand birdsong & watch the sunset behind the ranges (go to the mint green post & hike-in). You might let your inner artist come out of the closet (art supplies are in the closet). Or learn to play the ukulele under the bed, there's a book & you'll be strumming in no-time! BBQ the fish you caught, score some NZ lamb, or pick-up locally made sausages & steaks from, of all places, the petrol station nearby. Right on Central, then left. A well supplied fruit & veggie stall is a bit further along towards Mot. Treat yourself to a Spa: Take a tub bath, we will supply; candles, salts, bubble bath, or baking soda (our favourite) and a clay masque. Ann's foot & hand massage: make your tootsies super happy for $50. 1/2 hour ***** recommended by Geoff Fiona, who is nearby, does fabulous massages, if you want to go deeper... FOOD & DRINK A 10 minute drive to T.O.A.D. Hall is where you'll find local produce, preserves, breads, real-fruit ice-cream & smoothies. Enjoy delicious home-made pies, salads, cakes & coffee or order from their yummy cafe menu & relax either in the enclosed (heated) cafe area or enjoy the sun in their expansive outdoor area, complete with children’s playground & tree-house! Riverside our nearest cafe is another great place to enjoy a meal. A 15 minute WALK from the Minty. Situated in a charming 150 year old homestead, they serve delicious food, wonderful coffee, & a tempting selection of cakes baked daily. In winter, relax inside by the log fire under the unique copper & crystal chandelier. In summer, enjoy the wonderful views of the Richmond ranges from their artfully landscaped garden & chill out year round on the large sheltered deck. Their seasonal menu includes Tasman specialties, yummy vegetarian options & produce from their gardens. They have a carefully crafted wine list from the renown vineyards in the Moutere area. There’s a great kids area, a cactus garden, and Che Vincent’s gallery is well worth seeing (follow the path from the side gate). If you’re not keen to walk the whole way, but up for a wee adventure, drive to the end of Ching Rd. & park, ignore the barking dogs (they’re all good), & cross the stream on the foot bridge, carefully cross the 2 lane Moutere Highway & you will be at Riverside Community, easy to spot the cafe. Left on Central Rd, left on Ching Rd. In Tasman, (see bottom of page; KINA) pass the shop, you will see the Jester House, this is a fun child & Art friendly cafe, they have tame eels, a giant chess board, & other oddities. Good food too ! Stay on this road for a great view of Nelson, Ruby Bay & Rabbit Island, you will pass the turn-off to Mapua (see "Drives" above) before joining back up with the Coastal Highway that leads to Nelson, Blenheim (Picton ferry), then, Kaikoura on the east coast. Our favourite local WINERIES: Glovers (French style wine, Have a glass of wine with Dave, an eclectic wine maker). Himmesfield, Both on Gardner Valley Road. Sunset Valley is biodynamic, next to the Moutere Hills Vineyard & Cafe. Mahana Kitchen, organic Vineyard & Winery, (“around the corner” from Glover’s) has a tasting room, art gallery, lawn and courtyard. It is the perfect place to spend an hour or two lingering in the sunshine with a glass of wine and skillfully prepared cuisine created to complement the wines. They source local ingredients & where possible use vegetables & herbs out of their own garden to create fresh, seasonal cuisine. With rotating weekday specials & a seasonally changing menu, go for lunch or a late afternoon indulgence. There’s something for everyone, even a kid size platter. It's in the heart of the vineyard surrounded by famous views. In warmer weather, a courtyard table on the patio looks out across the vineyard to Tasman Bay & the Southern Alps. In cooler weather, the inviting fireplaces, are a great place to enjoy lunch and a glass of wine. Visit the Tasting Room to try wines beforehand & to purchase wine to take with you. Michael Glover (Dave’s son), winemaker. In MOTUEKA… there is: The Smoking Barrel & Precinct Cafe, both have nice food. WAKA, where you can see Geoff’s Art-from Hoon Gallery. Antonius or the Patisserie Bakeries are recommended as well as Simply Indian, ChockDee our Thai Restaurant, 2 Chinese takeaways, The Wheelhouse is an Asian mini-market, & has FiSH & CHIPS, so does the Happy Chippie, KT’s (a right at the airport, before the clock tower on right). We like the Moutere Inn, on the Moutere Highway going toward Nelson, costs more, but we can have a beer & play pool. The old Motueka Hotel is worth a snoop into history. Pub & dining. Anyone can go to the the Royal N. Z. R.S.A. now-a-days (Returned Services Association) for good grub & cheaper drinks, past the Hotel, at the top of town. By HOON, is Flaming Kitchen for great take-aways. Of course there’s a few bars/pubs: Sprig & Fern, Armadillos, T.A.B. The Krishna’s (next to New World) have $5. lunches. KFC & Maccas do exist. FANCY PANTSY brunch/high tea: next to ELEVATION, is Church Lane behind an old church. Casual really, but no strollers. BEST COFFEE? Geoff roasts our own, so it’s always fresh. There’s a coffee cart at the marina that would get the “best location” award. Celcius, is where we would go for a fresh-roasted cuppa (Madonna did) turn right at the airport, cross High St. on the left. Between MOTUEKA & NELSON: @ MAPUA is the Boat Shed find it & enjoy the place we spent our wedding nite & had brunch. In Nelson, we like DeVille for lunch, Urban (or any of the restaurants in that block) for dinner, on Collingwood & Hardy St. Try the brand-new “KITCHEN” on Bridge St. for paleo lunch options. Do visit W.O.W. Wearable Art museum & Vintage Cars, even if you don’t pay the entry fee, the gallery & gift shop are worth a stop. They have a cafe as well. In Blenheim, we now eat & drink at the bio-dynamic winery Rock Ferry. No. l Family Bubbly for tasting, & taste/eat at Alan Scott, across from Moa for beer tasting. Local Drives (or bike) * Our region is full of art & vineyards., spend the day seeing art & wine tasting. A 5 minute BIKE ride to the "Great Taste Bike Trail." This easy cycling trail takes a leisurely tour of Tasman's beautiful coastal & inland areas. Pass vineyards, breweries, orchards & places to stop & enjoy quality cuisine. The trail loop is 174 km long, but can easily be broken up into bite-sized portions just right for a short morning ride or an afternoon cruise. Tasman's Great Taste Trail is one of New Zealand's Great Rides. Bike rentals in Motueka: Coppins Outdoors & the Bike Shed. * Rent a scooter, bike or drive into the Motueka Valley up one side of the river (world famous trout fishing) cross at the Baton Bridge, & back on the other (starts here at the airport & ends in Riwaka). A day drive to Takaka, our more funky neighbour is a nice place for lunch & shops. This involves driving over a high hill, with amazing views. Visit 705 Able Tasman Drive Sculpture garden, & Labyrinth rocks (just out of town, turn right at the petrol station). Go straight towards Collingwood to see “Pupu Springs” the clearest water in the world. * Drive on for more of Golden Bay’s treasures. At the top of the Takaka Hill is Ngarua Caves, do stop there to see the *view. On our side of the hill, the *Riwaka Resurgence River flows from under the Takaka Hill, with a world class easy bush walk along pools of freezing cold water & native life. Turn left onto the road just as you start to go up the Takaka Hill. In the village of Riwaka, have dynamite coffee & a dynamite pie at Ginger Dynamite, across from the Hop Federation Brewery where you can taste local craft beer. Kaiteriteri Beach is where you can get info & catch your boat into the Abel Tasman National Park, or turn right before you get there & go to * “Little Kaiteriteri” of the world's prettiest beaches, for a swim & a picnic of course! * Marahau is the beginning of the Abel Tasman National Park trail; absolutely spectacular walking, or catch a water taxi to take you in/out. A boat ride & a walk with a picnic would be a delightful day (the prices & crowds are lower off season). Kayak rentals are at Kaiteriteri or Marahau which has horseback riding on the beach. Mapua, between us & Nelson, has some cool shops & restaurants, as well as a ferry to * Rabbit Island for a walk & relax on the beach (warmer water & waves!). * If you snow ski, there are slopes less than 2 hours away at Rainbow ski-fields. Nelson Lakes National Park with it’s spectacular alpine scenery is in the same vicinity. Picnic Plans? Off to the one of the most beautiful beaches in the world? ~ "Little Kaiteriteri”. Or up the Motueka Valley for the world-renown Trout fishing? D.I.Y. Picnic, do it yourself, borrow a basket, a chilly-bin & a hat on the back porch & off you go ! We offer a gourmet PICNIC for 2, with local wine or other drink options, & platters of local/organic/fair trade yummies. A retro rug to layout, all packed in a picnic basket. Picnic Menu (sample) Wine, we suggest a local Sauvignon Blanc or a locally brewed beer, we can discuss options Sparkling NZ spring water NZ cheese platter with local Salami, Chutney, Olives, Nuts & Rice Crackers Cold-smoked NZ Salmon & Capers Hummus dip, Cucumbers, Carrots, Capsicum Proper Crisps; (locally made chippies) choose from: Kumera chips (sweet potato), Parsnip chips or Potato chips, with … Marlboro sea salt or cider vinegar or rosemary/thyme or smoked paprika Pavlova: an iconic Kiwi sweet made with Meringue, Fruit & Cream Please order a day in advance, two persons. $120. WALKS, Run or Tramp (hike) on the flat or up big or little mountains with fantastic views The most beautiful short walk has to be the mouth of the Resurgence River (see Riwaka, above). Here in Motueka is a loop around the estuary inlet, that is also bike friendly. Enjoy the views of the Ranges, Bird life, & homes that share the the tidal flux. Go straight thru the roundabout, toward the marina, on your left, just past the packing shed, is inlet parking. If you continue straight, past the marina, you will end up at the Salt Water Baths/pools. Park there and walk to your left along the Tasman Sea. You will see some of the funky homes that used to be cheap! This area has very low tides, but when the tide is in, it’s a nice safe place to swim. This can be a very long walk (or run) if you continue on… (or you can drive down Trewavas Street, a left just past the marina, instead of walking this portion, to the end. This is the same road the airport is on. Go right.) There is more of the same path (that is vehicle accessible) to see our “shipwreck”. At the end of the road is the Motueka Golf Links. From there the walk goes on... To the Kumaras. Again, you can drive to the far end of town on Thorpe Street (or go back to the airport road, right & right again to visit the “Mice lady” sign posted “POTTERY” on your right), At the end & turn right, take Staples Street to the carpark where the trail ends and the sand-bar begins. This is a magical little spot to play in the sand. The native life is sign-posted, & you can walk as far as you like out onto the sandbar. Between Kaiteriteri Beach & Little Kaiteriteri, is a short but steep trail that takes you thru a bit of native bush to a lookout over the gorgeous bay. Drive (or walk) to the far end of the bay and make a sharp right turn before the road goes left, up to a reserve. At the far end of the carpark is easy access to another beautiful look-out from the other side of the Bay. * Drive from Kaiteriteri to Marahau along the coast, follow the sign to Split Apple Rock and take a beautiful bush walk down lots of steps to the stunning little beach. White Rock is a 45 min. steep walk up to a giant quartz bolder with a view over the Motueka Valley. Ann & Stella used to live in the “milking shed” in this corner of Paradise. From the Minty, go left on Central Road to the STOP, turn right on Edward’s Road, follow it to Waiphero Road as the road goes left. Passing the cute little church where Ann & Geoff got married, you drop into the Valley. At the end, turn left. (Now you are on the Highway toward Murchison & the west coast. Right takes you back into Mot. by the airport). Pass the Peninsular Bridge, & turn left on Greenhill Road, at Ngatimoti School. Follow the gravel road (don’t go up Grooby Road) to the end. Park on the grass near the 3 wooden sheds & walk UP the drive behind the milking shed, there are a few steps you can take up towards the land owner’s home & their organic veggie gardens. The nice dogs should greet you (Mickey & Miro) & show you the way. Stay to the right of the house & keep going up. Be sure to leave all gates as you find them, open or closed. Back to the one-lane Peninsular Bridge, drive across, make an immediate left into the wee bowling green’s carpark for easy access to the Motueka River, have a swim & a * picnic. Left on this road takes you to the West bank road. Left & you will go toward the Kahurangi National Park (Mt. Arthur, etc.) & a lovely loop drive to the Baton Bridge where you can return back on the Highway. Right, will take you back to Mot via Riwaka. *KINA Peninsula is near the wee village of TASMAN, where the rich & infamous Talley’s have mansions, the Golf Club is a gem, but the beach is where to head for some great seashells. Kina is the meat from sea anemone, and you can often find the exotic shells. On the coastal Highway, leaving Mot, heading towards Nelson, go left at Tasman, stop at the shop for some goodies, then turn left & left again (straight will take you to the Beach Reserve & the Golf Club). You can park by the building that looks like a prison (one of the Talley’s new homes), or carry on a bit and park anywhere.
Home/Apartment
Home/Apartment
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
Self contained studio in the country 8km from Motueka 10km from Mapua. Fully self contained with kitchen bathroom washing machine. Close to cycle trails and vineyards cafes and crafts. Organic milk at the gate. Pure fresh air
Home/Apartment
4br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Parking
The SpaceWhether you choose to relax inside or out, our home has great indoor outdoor flow. Dine alfresco on the deck with wooden outdoor furniture, BBQ & stunning stone fireplace. Comfortable spacious lounge with huge log burner & separate dining room & bar. Modern spacious kitchen includes oven, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, waste disposal & range oven. The property offers homely creature comforts like ensuite bathroom with underfloor heating, power showers, sky TV & dishwasher . Suitable for large family or 2 small families in holiday mode. Guest AccessSuper safe garden for children.... The gardens nestle amongst natives, kauri, Norfolk Island pine, maples, birch trees, rhodedendrons, Camilias, magnolias and jasmine. With heaps of room for running around, children have free reign here! We have a grand playhouse, tree swings, trampoline, split level tree house and huge gardens including front paddock area big enough for kids cricket or football game. There's plenty to keep them busy. We can include bikes, scooters, paddling pools & toys on request. Circular driveway with closed gate is ideal for little ones playing safely on bikes, scooters etc. Please note that supervision may be required for the trampoline & ladders as nets/ cushions are not provided. Enjoy the plentiful birdlife including ours tuis & piwakawaka bathing in the water feature & feeding on the flax. You will wake to the chorus of birds and can help yourself to freshly laid eggs for breakfast if you choose as well as organic vegetables growing in abundance. Interaction with GuestsGuests have exclusive use of house & garden ( excluding office and garage) and we will respect your peace and quiet. Communication will be via email/ text/ phone. For extended stays, there maybe someone around to work in the gardens/ chickens etc. We're so lucky to have the Abel Tasman National Park on our doorstep and as we spend most of our time there, we're happy to chat about that as well as help with information on local activities and planning trips. The NeighborhoodThe little town of Motueka has everything you need:- a couple of supermarkets, 3 pharmacies, 2 cinemas, pubs/bars, restaurants/ takeaways, petrol & booze shops, hairdressers, a golf course, fresh fish shop, an excellent tourist information centre and a colourful Sunday market. Cafés: As well as cafés in Motueka there are two award winning cafés within easy walking distance (15 mins). Both Toad Hall and Riverside cafe are well worth a visit. Another outstanding local cafe is The Jester House- less than 10 minute drive Beaches and coastal walks: There are so many options Vineyards- plentiful in this area The Great Taste Trail- on the doorstep Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike park Mapua- ferry to Rabbit Island Kaiteriteri/ Marahau & The Abel Tasman National Park:- Whether you want to go tramping, kayaking, sailing or just beaching.....only 15-20 minutes from here. Skydive: The drop zone is walking distance from here. If you are going to skydive , this is one of the best places in the country. The coastal views are spectacular AND you can jump from 16000ft! For winter visitors, the drive to St Arnaud, Lake Rotoiti and Rainbow ski field is 1 hour and a half away. Getting AroundOur house is on the main road just a few minutes from Motueka. The drive to Nelson (& the airport ) takes around 40 minutes. Other Things to NoteThere is a portacot available on request. Also if required we have a child's buggy.
Glamping
1br Glamping
  • Wifi
This eco-friendly yurt rental in New Zealand is spacious yet cozy. It is almost 20 feet in diameter, and it is fully insulated to keep it warm in the winter. Guests are also provided with an inviting pot-belly stove for additional heating. There is a king-size bed with fresh linens, and there is a fantastic skylight for stargazing at night. From the deck of this eco-yurt, guests will enjoy stunning views of the river valley and the Tasman Bay.There is a small table and chairs in this yurt rental. On the deck, there is a kitchen with a gas stove, mugs, glasses, pots, and pans. There is also a compost toilet, a bath, and a shower outside with hot water. Eco-friendly shampoo and soap is provided.
Other
1br Other
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
The SpaceA really funky self contained bus everything you need for a great stay. Guest Accessprivate access of drive way Interaction with GuestsI am available to assist with all your needs. The NeighborhoodWe are located 5 minutes from Motueka town and 25 minutes to Nelson. Beautiful orchard walks and the great taste trail walk and biking track just down the road. Swimming pool and pony rides are also available if interested. Getting AroundI am available to take you into town if needed. We also have push bikes available. Other Things to NoteWe are located on a rural farm only 5 minutes from town. We have a array of animals including cats, dogs, horses, chickens and two children.
Home/Apartment
3br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
This comfortable eco home is centered around a big deck with great views and a japanese garden/barbeque area on the west side. The house is located within an eco village and runs on hydro and solar power. The house is very quite and peaceful except you may get "disturbed" by a Weka, Moorpork or even a Kea. (Native birds of NZ). The house is nice and warm with a woodstove. The bathroom has a composting toilet. Watch the sun or moonrise over D'Urville Island from the deck or living room. We may or may not be around. Some weekends we may be at the yurt which is on the same property, other times you are left to your own. Private qigong classes also available during your stay, held in the yurt. You have access to the whole house and garden, many gardens and walks around 62 hectare property of native bush. Swimming or trout fishing in Motueka river at the bottom of our driveway. We have an extra accommodation on the property which is the yurt stay. There may be some people staying there during your stay so we ask you respect their privacy. The Yurt is also available to rent if you have a bigger group starting from $120 a night. As we live within an eco village we ask that you respect the neighbouring properties. Special conditions: Smoking not allowed Pets not allowed inside and need to be on a lead outside as we have native birds like wekas and others. Please use Environmentally friendly cleaning products to wash dishes,clothes and body Extras: Cleaning (Optional, NZ$100.00 per stay); Linen/towels (Required, NZ$0.00 per stay); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);
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Other
    Riverside Sojourn is perfectly located for both business and leisure guests in Motueka. The hotel offers a wide range of amenities and perks to ensure you have a great time. Gift/souvenir shop, car park, family room, restaurant, coffee shop are just some of the facilities on offer. Towels, balcony/terrace, kitchenette, microwave, shower can be found in selected guestrooms. The hotel's peaceful atmosphere extends to its recreational facilities which include garden. For reliable service and professional staff, Riverside Sojourn caters to your needs.
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    1br Other
    • Wifi
    • Gym
    • Smoking Allowed
    • Pets Allowed
    • Parking
    The SpaceJust bought the place and am decorating. As a result, the house itself is not too pretty to look at (though the gardens and surroundings are great) and the shower, although it works, is not the best in the world. As time goes by these things will improve. The house is warm, comfortable, secure and welcoming however. Guests are welcome to cook / eat whatever they choose; I keep a vegan diet. Guest AccessMi casa su casa (but bring your own food!) Interaction with GuestsNot too busy so happy to include you in what I'm doing. This is currently limited to rock climbing and decorating though. The NeighborhoodSome awesome stuff in the area. Port Motueka beaches beautiful at sunset and sunrise; Riwaka resurgence (river bursting out from beneath a hill); Abel Tasman. Plenty more stuff too! Getting AroundAs with most of NZ, vehicular transport is pretty useful. You can make it work on foot here however. If you need an airport run I can do this with reasonable notice for $30.