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Beachfront -Stunning views!
Tidy and peaceful apartment on the beachfront in Motueka. There is a beautiful beach trail conveniently located in front of the property. A short stroll to a children’s playground and the Motueka Saltwater Baths. A few minutes further down the trail you reach the Motueka wharf and Coastal Cafe, an excellent Coffee stop. There is also a beautiful reserve across the road from the apartment which has a wonderful trail weaving amongst the native trees where you will also see lots of native birds.
$115 per night
Guesthouse in Motueka
Motueka beach front studio
A quite and relaxing area where you can enjoy the views, swimming & sunrises from the studio, or at the beach which is just a few steps away. The reserve allows for an easy walk along the waterfront, or if your want a change of scenery jump on your bike taking the track through to Kaiteriteri Mountain bike park & beaches. Tourism providers & cafes are also close by. We have 2 kayaks that you are welcome to use while you are staying with us.
$82 per night
Private room in Motueka
Hidden on high #2. Double Room in main house
On a quiet back section surrounded by trees on the main street of Motueka sits a recently renovated home. The room has a new queen bed with desk. Shared bathroom with other guests (if booked) kitchen and BBQ area. 5 minutes walk to the water front and 10 minutes to the main shopping area of Motueka. Also have plenty of off street parking. We have a new 4 person hot tub that can use too.
$42 per night

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Toad Hall66 locals recommend
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Countdown Motueka17 locals recommend
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Janie Seddon Shipwreck4 locals recommend
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Sprig & Fern Motueka18 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Motueka

Cabin in Motueka
Uncle Abel's Cabin in Tasman
$34 per night
Guesthouse in Motueka
Private, quiet, close to Motueka and Kaiteriteri.
$63 per night
Private room in Motueka
The Pool House - King Deluxe Studio
$73 per night
Private room in Motueka
Comfy@ Ed's - 20 mins to Kaiteri & Abel Tasman
$66 per night
Guest suite in Motueka
Hidden on High. (newly renovated)
$96 per night
Guest suite in Motueka
Sunny, Serene Studio in Motueka
$43 per night
Guest suite in Motueka
Quiet and cosy Motueka
$76 per night
Rental unit in Tasman
The Studio
$84 per night
Guesthouse in Motueka
The Pool House - Self-contained one bedroom unit
$86 per night
Cottage in Motueka
The Cottage at The Gables
$85 per night
Private room in Motueka
The Gables Historic Homestead
$76 per night
Guesthouse in Motueka
"Behind the Harakeke"
$67 per night

Your guide to Motueka

All About Motueka

Located on the northwestern coast of the South Island, Motueka is a lively town that serves as the gateway to some of New Zealand’s most popular national parks. The town center, just steps from the stunning shoreline of the Tasman Bay (in Māori, Te Tai-o-Aorere), is bustling with boutique shops, mom-and-pop restaurants, galleries, and artist collectives. Just outside downtown you’ll find aquamarine waters, lush forests, and one of the world’s longest sand spits, making Motueka a great place for hiking, swimming, wildlife spotting, and photography.

During your visit, you can take a walk to the Riuwaka Resurgence, a sacred underground spring surrounded by native forest, or explore the lively rapids and hidden pools along the Motueka River. Even more spectacular terrain can be found in Abel Tasman National Park and Kahurangi National Park, both a short drive from town.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Motueka?

With cool and pleasant weather throughout the year, all four seasons are a great time to seek out Motueka accommodations. Remember that seasons in the Southern Hemisphere are opposite to those in the US. During the summer (November through February), take advantage of the comfortably warm temperatures by taking a kayak onto the bay or hopping on one of the many boat tours that explore the coastline. January and February are generally the driest months of the year. The rains pick back up in March, and while the winter months (May through September) are rarely cold, they do get wet and overcast, and the town quiets down. This is still a wonderful time to explore Motueka, but you may want to check with activity operators to see if they are still running tours. All year long, you can join the locals shopping at Motueka’s Sunday market and pick up freshly baked goods, artisanal products, and vintage and hand-crafted clothing.

What are the top things to do in Motueka?

Motueka District Museum

Located in the center of the city in a former highschool building, the Motueka District Museum features permanent and rotating exhibits dedicated to the history of the Motueka region and its peoples. The museum honors the town’s Māori roots while exploring its history of European settlement, and pays homage to the importance of the horticultural and fishing industries to the region.

Abel Tasman National Park

Located just a 20-minute drive from Motueka, this national park is located along the shore of Te Tai-o-Aorere (Tasman Bay). It is famous for its untouched forests and golden-sand beaches. The Abel Tasman Coastal Track, which takes three to five days to hike, leads you over headlands and through lush native forests before reaching a series of pristine beaches. You can also explore the park by water in a sea kayak or on a boat tour.

Tasman Great Taste Trail

This 100-mile-long cycling trail connects Nelson with Motueka and the surrounding region, and the section near Motueka makes for an ideal day trip. Cycle along narrow lanes through verdant valleys, stopping at fruit stands to recharge. If you make it as far as Kaiteriteri Mountainbike Park, 8 miles north of town, you’ll unlock a whole new adventure: Its 25 rolling mountain-bike trails wind through open terrain as well as dense forests.

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