Welcome to Kaiteriteri
Known simply as ‘Kaiteri’, this seaside hamlet 13km from Motueka is the most popular resort town in the area. During the summer holidays its golden swimming beach feels more like Noumea than NZ, with more towels than sand. Consider yourself warned. Kaiteri is also a major departure point for Abel Tasman National Park transport, although Marahau is the main base
Top experiences in Kaiteriteri
Full-Day Abel Tasman National Park Hiking Tour with Cruise
Your guide will collect you in a Mercedes from your Nelson accommodation around 8am and will proceed to orientate you to this stunning region. Nelson is surrounded by National parks and the sea and is renowned for its high sunshine hours and the drive to meet your water taxi passes through orchards and market gardens responsible for much of the fresh fruit and vegetables found in New Zealand.Arriving at Kaiteriteri which is one of the best beaches in NZ, walking sticks and back packs are offered if required before boarding the water taxi at 9.15am for a scenic cruise over calm turquoise waters past islands with seals and ringing with birdsong, then stunning coastline to be delivered right into the heart of the park at around 10.30am.Your guide has been specially selected for their maturity, experience and knowledge of Abel Tasman National Park and will lead you over well formed tracks in lush forest explaining the medicinal and eatable plants and their unique features. They will discuss the importance of the region to Maori, Dutch and European history as well as the early settlers. Refreshments will be supplied at beautiful vantage points along the way and after 2.5 hours the guide will produce a delicious gourmet lunch to be enjoyed on the golden sands of Torrent Beach.The final afternoon walk of 2 hours takes you around the Torrent Bay estuary to Anchorage to be collected by your water taxi for the return cruise to Kaiteriteri and the drive back to your accommodation by 5pm.
Full-Day Abel Tasman Relaxed or Late Riser Kayaking
This tour offers you two different, but equally enjoyable, options to choose from!Join the Relaxed tour and take a scenic 9.00am cruise from Kaiteriteri to Tonga Quarry, explore Onetahuti beach then head south on your unguided walk over the headland to Bark Bay, a leisurely 90 minute stroll. Join your kayak guide for the afternoon kayak trip, via the seal colony on Pinnacle Island, taking in Falls River and the spectacular scenery along the coast line to Anchorage. Return to Kaiteriteri on the 4.45pm Water Taxi.Or join the Late Riser tour and take a scenic 10.30am cruise from Kaiteriteri or Marahau to Bark Bay, passing Split Apple Rock and Adele Island. Relax for an hour, swim or explore the beach before joining your guide for the afternoon kayak trip. Kayak south visiting the seal colony on Pinnacle Island, Falls River and beautiful scenery along the coastline to Anchorage. From here catch your return Water Taxi back to Marahau or Kaiteriteri at 4.30pm.Both options are sure to leave you with amazing memories that will last a lifetime!
Full-Day Self-Guided Scenic Cycling Winery Tour from Nelson
You will be met at the start of the route at Mahana Estates Winery at 10am. Your bikes will be waiting for you and a friendly staff member will make sure you are comfortable on your bike. You may also opt for a pick up and drop off from your accommodation in Nelson, Richmond, Mapua, Motueka and Kaiteriteri. You will be given a short safety briefing and given a detailed souvenir map before setting off on your route. You can choose the route and pace of the day. The area has four unique wineries where tastings are included as part of your tour. There are other places to stop off as well and your map also gets you discount on food and drinks. You will finish your route, where you started, at one of the most scenic wineries in the Nelson region, Mahana Estates. Enjoy the views of Kahurangi National Park from the cellar door and relax in the beautiful garden. Should you have purchased items during the course of the day we can collect them for you before you return to your accommodation. You could make the day even more relaxed, by choosing to be collected at your accommodation (9.30am) and taken to the start of the tour. The transfer from central Nelson to the start is approximately 30-minutes.