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There are many stunning coastal and inland walks to suit all levels of fitness. Our website has virtual walks you can take in the Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks and they're a great way to preview the terrain, or... More
There are many stunning coastal and inland walks to suit all levels of fitness. Our website has virtual walks you can take in the Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks and they're a great way to preview the terrain, or you could come into the i-SITE for free ideas and information on walks from minutes to hours in duration. There is no fee for walking in and out of the Parks on the same day. We also have the amazing Tasman Great Taste Cycle Trail to ride from Mapua to Motueka with outstanding views across to the mountains or out to the ocean. The trail north from Motueka culminates in Kaiteriteri's Mountain Bike Park which has more than 20 km of free, graded trails right beside the famous beach. The cycle trail has several major sections completed and is being enjoyed by hundreds of cyclists. Swim in the clear waters of the Motueka River or at one of the many beaches close by. The famous golden sand beaches are just minutes north of Motueka at Kaiteriteri and in the Abel Tasman National Park. Take a picnic to have by Motueka's picturesque boat harbour while you watch the shore birds and fishing or pleasure boats coming in and out against a backdrop of Mt. Arthur and the surrounding hills. Stroll around the peaceful Kiyosato Gardens beside the i-SITE. These were developed as part of Motueka's Japanese Sister City relationship and are at their best when the cherry blossom is out in spring. Walk Motueka's main street Art Walk and see creative works made for sitting on! Bird-watching is rewarding at most times of the year. There are easy inlet and shoreline walks to see a wide variety of bird life.The Godwits arrive around the second week in September after flying non-stop from Alaska and Motueka has free activities around that time to welcome them. Pop in and chat with us about other free activities - we'd love to meet you.