Tapawera Settle is a friendly family run accommodation outlet situated in Tapawera village with its supermarket, garage, café, restaurant and pub. We are adjacent to the Kahurangi national park and right beside the Motueka river for safe swimming, trout fishing, kayaking, river walks and complete relaxation. Abel Tasman and its beautiful tracks and beaches is around 50 minutes north, and the stunning Nelson Lakes is just 40 minutes to the south. Tapawera itself is located 45 minutes south west of Nelson and is around a 4-5 hour drive from Christchurch, so a perfect stop-over if you are heading north to Golden Bay.
The Family Cabin is fully self-contained complete with full bedding, shower and toilet, kitchenette, lounge/diner, SAT TV and private decks with mountain views. We are perfectly placed for those of you seeking historic Kahurangi gold mining trails including the famous Wangapeka Track, or those in search of some of the best trout fishing in New Zealand, or maybe just those looking to stop, explore and enjoy this beautiful area and warm sunny climate. Combined with warm southern hospitality we offer above average quality at a below average price.
Tapawera is a small Kahurangi Gateway town in New Zealand's South Island. It is located 30 kilometres southwest of Nelson by the banks of the Motueka River. The population including the surrounding area is approximately 600. The river provides for safe swimming and general water recreation, and provides for some of the best trout fishing in New Zealand. There is horse riding and a golf course nearby, and Tapawera has its own walking track, Shedwood Bush, which traverses through native bush to the top of a hill where the track users are rewarded with stunning views of the mountains in the Kahurangi National Park, as well as distant views of the start of the Southern Alps at Nelson Lakes National Park. Tapawera is also within an hours drive of picturesque south island beaches, including the stunning sub-tropical beaches of Abel Tasman National Park.
Tapawera contains a school (Tapawera Area School), local supermarket (4 Square), Tapawera Settle Motels and Campground, a museum, a pub and restaurant, a few cafes and 2 garages for fuel and vehicle repairs.. The geographic centre of New Zealand is located close to Tapawera, in the nearby Spooner Hills.