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Motueka is the Town of the Abel Tasman National Park and you'll find all the ammenities you would expect in a larger town, with supermarkets, an extensive array of shops and services, artisans, amazing cafes and the Abel Tasman i-SITE Visitor Centre offering friendly advice on the local area and attractions.









  • Triumph Bonneville
  • Scooter
  • Suzuki Dual Purpose
  • Classic BSA
  • Scooters
  • Triumphs
Top of the South Motorcycle Rentals was set up by David Arnot to cater for the needs of fellow motorcycle enthusiasts. David has had a lifelong love of motorcycles and has owned a range of motorcycles from modern to vintage to motocross.

The Top of the South which (in our totally biased opinion) has everything: sun, sand, mountains...

We are based at its hub - a stones throw from Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks, Marlborough Sounds and Golden Bay - in Motueka, which basks in year round sun and is a mecca for motorcyclists.

We aim to please and to give you the options to ride some of the worlds best and little-travelled bitumen highways, to back roads and (if you wish) to dirt.

Our range of bikes caters for all needs and includes the Suzuki AZ50 Scooter, the peppy dual purpose Suzuki DR 200, and the silky running long legged Triumph Bonneville, which can carry you with ease to visit the paradise which is the wider South Island.
Top Of The South Motorcycle Rentals - 63A College Street Motueka, New Zealand.
Ph: 0800 MOTORS   Mobile: 021 150 6409   Home: 03 526 7030
Email: TOSNZ@yahoo.co.nz   Website: www.tosnz.com


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  • The Gecko
This quirky alternative cinema is right in the centre of town, so many people can easily walk there. The Gecko is well known throughout New Zealand for its homely feeling and friendly service, with comfy couches, cushions and coffee tables spread around the theatres and more than ample leg space to stretch out. This setting encourages a more relaxed and personal night out, with conversations common among the audiences. The manager for the night introduces each movie personally, and checks that the room temperature is fine.

The Gecko shows HD digital films, much like a high-tech home cinema setup. In 2009 it upgraded its projection technology from DVD to hard disk, which provides better on-screen quality but also enables them to access more recent, higher rating movies.

This means that, while many of the movies it shows are more arthouse and less "popular" (meaning usually not for the popcorn brigade), it can often show current movies which have also been released in digital format. This enables a wide choice of programmes between the two cinemas, depending on your taste.

The Gecko cinema is owned by 22 shareholders, and it started in 2003 in a cute but cramped room in High Street. In 2008 it moved to its far more appropriate premises off Wallace Street, with its proper foyer and two viewing rooms, the larger one (photo below) housing up to about 25 people and the other tiny one with seats (well, couches and armchairs) for six people. Some food and drinks are available at the counter.

Gecko also provides a weekly email service telling you what films are to be screened when for the coming week. You just need to give them your email address.
The Gecko Independent Cinema - 23B Wallace Street, Mouteka
Ph: (03) 528 9996
Email: geckotheatre@paradise.net.nz   Website: www.geckotheatre.co.nz


  • Shopping
  • Flowers
  • Garlic
  • Clothing
  • Jams & Preserves
  • Crafts
The Motueka Sunday Market is an iconic tourist attraction in central Motueka attracting tourists and locals alike. The Motueka Sunday Market runs each Sunday 8am – 1pm, 52 weeks a year and is a must-do activity while in the Nelson province.

Start your Sunday morning with a fresh coffee, taste the delicious treats, enjoy the enthusiastic atmosphere and pick up your fresh produce to take home.

The Motueka Sunday Market has everything from your essential fruit and vegetable, to gourmet delights such as gourmet cheese and German sausages, native plants and grasses, organic seedlings and plants. Additionally you can browse speciality gift and fashion stalls and bag yourself a bargain.

Whether you want to stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables direct from the orchard or market garden, gourmet cheese, freshly baked breads, craft items, jewellery or second-hand bric-a-brac, the Motueka Sunday Market has something for everyone.

The stalls present at the market can vary week to week but include:
Seasonal fruit, berries, honey, eggs and vegetables
Organic food and organic produce
Natural fruit juice
Fast food, coffee and ice-cream
Gourmet food stuffs
Freshly baked breads
Sweets and baked goods
Plants and grasses
Organic seedlings and plants
Imported clothing, hats, jewellery, accessories
Quality second-hand items
Tarot and palm reading
Arts and craft displays
Motueka Sunday Market - Decks Reserve Carpark, Wallace Street, Mouteka
Ph: (03) 5402709   Mobile: 027 278806
Email: motsundaymarket@gmail.com   Website: www.motuekasundaymarket.co.nz


  • State Cinema
State Cinema Motueka is a modern, fully-equipped 35mm projection equipped cinema, showing the latest movies in 2D and since the end of 2012 in 3D with the latest high film rate of 48 frame per-second.

Our spacious, air-conditioned auditorium has 97 comfortable seats, tiered for unobstructed viewing, and a superb seven-speaker sound system (DTS, DOLBY ) giving the best reproduction of any cinema in the top of the south. A full JBL Theatre System.

Come to the State for excellent service, popcorn, drinks, tasty treats (the best ice creams in town) to see your favorite movies on the big screen. Plenty of car parking on site.

You can get our schedule emailed to you every week; request this service at statecinemamotueka@statecinemas.co.nz or check out our website for our schedule and links to movie trailers and other info. You can book online, or by ringing 03 528 8648.
State Cinema, Motueka - Recreation Centre, Old Wharf Road, Motueka , NZ
Movie Info and Bookings Ph: (03) 528 8648
Email: statecinemamotueka@statecinemas.co.nz
Website: www.motueka.statecinemas.co.nz


Find a stone or Buy a stone. Bring it here. Together we will turn it into something to take home!!!

At The Rock fella we offer the opportunity to create your own item of interest. A fully functioning workshop to make anything from jewelery to a headstone and everything in between. Epuipment and information to help you find your unique piece of stone, mineral or gem. A service that opens the workshop so you can watch or even take part in the making of that piece. Workshop sessions to enable you to do it yourself with the tuition. We are only limited by our imagination.
THE ROCK FELLA - The Clock Tower, Unit 9, 400 High Street, Motueka
Ph: 03 528 7775    Mobile: 022 137 4574
Email: therockfella@gmail.com   Website: www.the-rock-fella.com


We are excited to share with you our beautiful Tasman Region we call home.
Enjoy a relaxing day with us while we show you local points of interest, reveal our knowledge of flora and fauna, the area and locals.
Our tours offer many different activities for the day like a cruise, walks, sightseeing, wine or beer tasting, food tasting or golf.
TASMAN TOURS - 9 Parkerfield Place, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
Ph: 03 528 6466    Mobile: 021 124 7294
Email: info@tasmantours.nz   Website: www.tasmantours.nz


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