Welcome to Motueka
Motueka (pronounced mott-oo-ecka, meaning ‘Island of Weka’) is a bustling agricultural hub, and a great base from which to explore the Nelson region. It has vital amenities, ample accommodation, cafes and roadside fruit stalls, all in a beautiful river and estuary setting. Stock up here if you're en route to Golden Bay or the Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks. Tasty distractions before you leave town include local craft beers and ciders served in a leafy garden cafe, and an excellent Sunday morning farmers market. Airborne thrill seekers are spoilt for choice.