Destination guide

Why people love visiting friendly Motueka

The gardens and parks provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Motueka. Well-liked for its skydiving, golfing and spas, this city is both welcoming and relaxing. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Sightseeing in and around Motueka

Are you searching for top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Motueka a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Riuwaka Resurgence (7.9 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Kahurangi Estate (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)
  • Rabbit Island (13.1 mi / 21 km)
  • Greenacres Golf Course (14.2 mi / 22.9 km)
  • Abel Tasman Coast Track (15.8 mi / 25.5 km)
  • Nelson Fun Park (16.7 mi / 26.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Motueka

Motueka is famous for its picturesque gardens and scenic parks. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Motueka is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Little Kaiteriteri Beach (4.9 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Kaiteriteri Beach (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Marahau Beach (7.7 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Riuwaka Resurgence (7.9 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Ngarua Caves (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Motueka

Fly into Nelson (NSN), the closest airport, located 17.1 mi (27.6 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Motueka?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 159 vacation rentals near Motueka. From 89 Houses to 22 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Motueka for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Motueka?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Motueka. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Motueka District Museum: 349 vacation rentals
  • Kaiteriteri Beach: 223 vacation rentals
  • Little Kaiteriteri Beach: 224 vacation rentals
  • Christ Church Cathedral: 296 vacation rentals
  • Tahunanui Beach Reserve: 304 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Motueka listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Motueka?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 89 Houses in Motueka. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Motueka include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 22 rentals available
  • Cabins: 33 rentals available
  • Cottages: 33 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Motueka?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 20 vacation rentals with pool available in Motueka. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.