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Motueka Valley

Visitor Information

Driving or cycling through the Motueka Valley is one of this region's scenic highlights.

Avenues of shady trees frame the gently curving ribbon of tarmac as it snakes its way alongside the Motueka River through lush growing country.








  • Riding
  • River Crossing
  • Baton Run
  • Winter
  • Back Country
  • Mountains
Join Fiona on a one to five day horse trek through Nelson's untamed back country, located at the top of New Zealand's South Island 50 minutes from Abel Tasman National Park. Baton Run Adventures offers an experience well off the beaten track and we'd love to share this corner of the world with you.

We like to keep trips small (five people or less) and personal, so you will be well looked after while still experiencing a sense of adventure. Come and explore five unique valleys bordering the Kahurangi National Park. Spend a day on a beautiful well trained horse and wrap it up with a stay in our Backcountry or Alpine accommodation. The ultimate adventure with the personal touch!

Non-riding partners have the opportunity to go fishing, gold panning or quad bike riding for the day, before meeting up in the evening to share their adventures with you. You can accompany Richard into the back country and go out for an exhilarating ride on the quad bikes. Another option is to spend a day with Richard on the working farm, or perhaps you would like to try your own hand at finding that elusive gold and go gold panning in the river.
Baton Run Adventures Ltd - Baton Valley Road, Motueka, New Zealand
Ph: 03 522 4164
Email: fiona@nelsonhorsetreks.co.nz   Website: www.nelsonhorsetreks.co.nz


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  • Vineyards
  • Cellars
  • Grapes
  • Winery & Art
  • Sunset
25 boutique wineries from the hills to the plains crafting exquisite wines. Journey into the countryside and meet the winemakers at their cellar doors. Bask in the sunshine, enjoy lunch at one of the vineyard cafes, select wines for your cellar, browse the giftshops or visit child friendly venues.

You'll also discover art exhibitions, luxurious vineyard accommodation and breathtaking views in the picturesque hills and plains of Nelson. Simply unforgettable.

Sense . . . Experience . . . Taste . . . Savour . . .

While known first for exquisite examples of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the region has a great reputation for the aromatic varieties - Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer as well as its own distinctive take on Sauvignon Blanc and some superb stickies. Nelson wines are sold all over the world, but you have the chance to experience our wines in the place they are created.
Wine Art - PO Box 3344, Richmond, Nelson, New Zealand
Ph: 021 101 0366
Email: info@winenelson.co.nz   Website: www.winenelson.co.nz

Dunbar Estates’ Ngatimoti property includes a vineyard, cellar door and cafe adjacent to the picturesque Motueka river.

We offer a unique opportunity to taste and purchase wines, not only from the Nelson site, but also from our Shine Basin Vineyard in the Cromwell Basin, Central Otago.

Come and spend time with us to experience the wines and enjoy the food and Supreme coffee in the cafe whilst relaxing in the beautiful countryside.

DUNBAR ESTATES - 1469 Motueka Valley Highway, Ngatimoti
Reservations (NZ): 03 526 8598
Email: dunbarestates@xtra.co.nz   Website: www.dunbarestates.co.nz



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