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Entire guesthouse · Motueka
The Pool House - Self-contained one bedroom unit
Our Pool House self-contained one-bedroom cottage features a super-comfy queen bed; modern bathroom & fully equipped kitchenette. The king-single day bed couch in the living room pulls out into a generous king allowing room for up to four guests. French doors open out onto a sunny, fully fenced pool and BBQ area with amazing sunsets. There is safe car parking outside the unit & a lock box outside for self-check-in.
$69 per night
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Entire rental unit · Motueka
Oceanfront- Stunning views!
Beautiful studio apartment with large deck overlooking Tasman Bay. Enjoy the views from your Giant Super King bed or whilst having a BBQ on the balcony. Access down the stairs straight onto the walking path or beach. This place is perfect for a peaceful romantic getaway or a great launch pad for the adventures that await nearby.
$81 per night
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Entire guest suite · Motueka
Quiet and cosy Motueka
The master bedroom and en-suite in my home is set up as a private Airbnb room. It has its own car parking area, entrance door, and kitchenette. I live in the rest of the house. So its like staying in your own motel room but without that usual bland and touristy motel feeling.
$48 per night

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Private room · Motueka
Motueka Serenity Living
$41 per night
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Entire guesthouse · Motueka
King Edward's Studio.
$72 per night
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Entire rental unit · Motueka
Beachfront -Stunning views!
$81 per night
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Entire guest suite · Motueka
Sunny, Serene Studio in Motueka
$36 per night
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Entire cabin · Motueka
Uncle Abel's Cabin in Tasman
$29 per night
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Entire guesthouse · Lower Moutere
Idyllic Moutere Mountain View Studio
$64 per night
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Entire guest suite · Motueka
Couples Beach Retreat - modern, sunny & peaceful ⛱
$87 per night
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Entire rental unit · Tasman
The Studio
$75 per night
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Entire rental unit · Motueka
Step Off into the Abel Tasman - New Apartment
$77 per night
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Entire townhouse · Motueka
Motueka Townhouse
$116 per night
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Tiny home · Lower Moutere
Tinyhouse Modern Retreat "The Apple"
$49 per night
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Entire home · Motueka
☼Quiet cul-de-sac☼ close to town☼
$66 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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