Totaranui Inlet

Abel Tasman and Golden Bay as a Self Drive Tour, May 2020

On our scenic drive to Takaka (about 1.15 hours from Motueka, 2 hours from Nelson) we stopped at lookouts on top of Takaka Hill and at  Paynes Ford, a rock climbing area with popular swimming holes in summer. 

Positive Environment

Positive Environment New Zealand

We support Tasman Bay Guardians.They set up an initiative, where we can all donate to support marine life and plant more trees. 

Microadventure Abel Tasman

Microadventure New Zealand Ideas

Today I want to give you some ideas how to find out, what Microadventures in New Zealand you could do.

Microadventure definition: an overnight outdoor adventure that is “small and achievable, for normal people with real lives”.

In my oppinion it could also be a day trip.

Cable Bay Walkway - Cable Bay Walkway

Cable Bay Walkway

The complete walk takes about 3½ hours one way, and requires transport arrangements to be made. From the Cable Bay end a shorter return trip is to the top of the first hill (1 hr return) or to the forest edge (2 hr return).

Walk in Kahurangi National Park

Located in the north-west corner of New Zealand’s South Island, Kahurangi is New Zealand’s second largest National Park. In places it is an untracked wilderness, elsewhere a wonderful network of tracks lets you explore wild rivers, high plateaux and alpine herb fields, and coastal forests.

Day Hikes South Island

The Abel Tasman Park has got easy access, mostly ideal weather and is very accessible. Ask us for the best “day hikes South Island” in the Able Tasman Park, we share with you our favourite places in the park.

What to do in Motueka

What to Do in Motueka

Motueka has a thriving cafe culture, good evening dining, plenty of accommodation and developped to a retail destination with boutique shops and old style customer service. Independent shop owners can offer points of differences.

Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park

Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park

Kaiteriteri is situated 60 kms from Nelson and 13 kms from Motueka. Famous for its safe, golden sand beaches and perfect climate, it is a popular holiday destination for New Zealanders and other tourists.

North Island or South Island

Let’s say time is short and you ask yourself: Is the North or South Island of New Zealand better to visit.

Lord of the rings and hobbits

Lord of the Rings and Hobbit

Arriving on one of New Zealand’s international airports will immediately transfer you to Middle Earth. Decoration in the airport and landscape outside will bring you into the right mood.

Great Walks

Great Walks

There are 9 so called Great Walks which pass through diverse and spectacular scenery in New Zealand. They are all unique and different. Great Walks tracks are well formed and easy to follow, but have to be booked long time in advance because they might be busy.