If you enjoy great weather, being in the outdoors and having the beach at your doorstep there is no better place to be!
Birdhurst headquarters is situated in the township of Motueka in the Tasman district. The town of close to 10,00 people is surrounded by orchards growing apples, kiwifruit, hops & berries and internationally renowned vineyards. It’s one of nearest towns to the Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks making Motueka a popular base for many tourism ventures in the Nelson & Tasman regions.
Apart from its great location and access to some stunning National Parks, the township itself boasts a lively main street lined with cafés, restaurants, boutique stores, gift shops and all the other usual necessities. Motueka also has it’s own golf course, a small airport with an aviation school and sky diving business, a Marina, the salt water baths, 2 cinemas and boasts a few good short walks along the tidal estuaries.
Travelling North you’ll find the villages of Riwaka , Kaiteriteri (16km) with it’s iconic golden sand beach, Marahau (18km) the southern entrance to the Abel Tasman and over the Takaka hill to Golden Bay and Takaka (60km) township.
To the south you’ll find the village of Mapua with its cafe’s and galleries. If you take the inland route you’ll pass through the rollingMoutere Hills where you’ll find more local produce and artisans. If you’re looking for a taste of city life it’s just to 50km to the bustling city of Nelson.
If you love the outdoors you can visit the nearby Kahurangi National Park & Abel Tasman National Park, Mt Arthur (30km) and Rainbow Ski field and the Nelson Lakes district(100km). There’s also plenty of fishing to be done in the surrounding Motueka and Riwaka tributaries and the Tasman Bays.
The nearby Abel Tasman National Park attracts many tourists each year and it’s no wonder! Reknowned for its golden beaches, sculptured granite cliffs, and its world-famous Coastal Track the Abel Tasman is simply spectacular.
You can kayak, walk or water-taxi to view the world-famous Split Apple Rock, and numerous bays of golden sands and crystal clear waters. You can even swim with seals!
Golden Bay is another entrance to our national parks and boasts stunning golden sands to eastern side of the bay. From the central township of Takaka you can easily access the Abel Tasman National Park, the Kahurangi National Park and the Heaphy Track all of which offer an outdoor feast of native bush, rivers and mountains.
To the Northwest you’ll find some of the most remote, wild and wonderful spots in New Zealand. The west coast is full of windswept beaches, massive sand dunes, rocky outcrops and nikau palms. Wharariki is the most popular of these beaches, and a 20 minute walk from the car park.