Mapua, Moutere and Motueka - Century Park Luxury Accomodation
Follow the Coastal Highway from Richmond through Mapua to Motueka and enjoy a tour of art studios, galleries, cafés, and some 22 wineries en route.
PopulationMapua 1600; Motueka, Moutere and surrounding townships around 12,000. Tasman is the second-fastest growing region in New Zealand.
Getting AroundThe alternative route between Richmond and Motueka is the Moutere highway, across the Waimea Plains and Moutere Hills through Upper and Lower Moutere. There are regular bus services from Nelson, via Motueka to Abel Tasman National Park.
Exploring OutdoorsBetween Richmond and Motueka lies some of the region’s most fertile land where export crops of apples, berries, hops and olives are grown. In recent years viticulture has boomed and many boutique wineries offer cellar door tastings.
AmbienceMapua is a charming seaside settlement with cafes on the waterfront.
Motueka is a larger township (though smaller than Richmond) and provides the last opportunity to stock up on supplies and camping gear before you head into the Abel Tasman National Park.
Moutere's lush, rolling green hills have enticed many lifestylers in recent years. In all three destinations fine dining, art studios and tourism adventures have sprung up in the once sleepy rural villages.
ArtsMany galleries and open studios welcome visitors along the coastal and inland highways. This is where you will find that special piece of pottery, that quirky sculpture or a fine landscape capturing the essence of the region.
Action and AdventureDon’t miss Rabbit Island’s sandy beaches, picnic areas and safe swimming. You can cruise the Waimea Estuary by boat or kayak, fish the Motueka River or head into Kahurangi National Park.
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