Motueka

As the closest town to the Abel Tasman National Park, Motueka makes a great base to explore the region further.

Make the most of the supermarkets and high street shopping with plenty of outdoor clothing and equipment suppliers.

There are also plenty of cafes and a colourful Sunday outdoor market. Located in the center of a rich hinterland where orchards, vineyards and hop gardens flourish, you can pick your own berries in season and enjoy local apples pears and kiwifruit.

The Motueka River is famed for its Brown Trout and fly-fishing lodges. The nearby Riwaka Resurgence, off the Riwaka Valley Road, can be reached on foot. The source of the Riwaka River is an underground spring and you can see the water bubbling out of an underground cave.

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