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Riwaka & Takaka Hill

Visitor Information

This fertile countryside is amongst the most scenic and productive in New Zealand. Dotted with vineyards, apple and kiwifruit orchards, olive groves and of course the famous hop crop, scenic country, river and mountain views abound!









  • Entrance
  • View Over Abel Tasman
  • Cave Tour
  • Stalactites
  • Cave Tour
  • Moa
An ideal stop-off on the way to Golden Bay. Cave features millions of stalactites and Moa bones. Suitable for all ages. Ngarua Cave was discovered by bushmen clearing the hillside of scrub, after a bushfire had destroyed the surrounding bush. The early settlers visited the cave by horse coach. As visitors destroyed and removed stalactites and wrote their names on the formations, the cave was locked up for several years.

The latest development of the cave is a second entrance, allowing one way tours through the cave. In the cave several remains of the famous birds of New Zealand were found. A complete skeleton of a Moa is on display.
Ngarua Caves - Takaka Hill, Tasman New Zealand
Ph Cave: 03 528 8092   Ph After Hours: 03 528 8065
Email: ngaruacaves@paradise.net.nz


  • Briar above Anchorage
  • Guided Tour
  • Abel Tasman
  • Track
  • Torrent Bay
  • Accommodation
Kia Ora, and welcome to the Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand.
A land of superb bush walks, beautiful beaches, clear blue waters, and friendly locals.
Walk through lush native bush, cruise or kayak the pristine coastal waters.

Why explore the Abel Tasman National Park with Abel Tasman Tours & Guided Walks?

• we have a family history of living in and around the Abel Tasman.
• you want to discover, feel, and breathe the Abel Tasman story.
• you want to learn about New Zealand’s unique native flora and fauna.
• you want to be part of a guided walk, but not just one of a large group.
• you want to make the right choice for your special day.

Abel Tasman Tours & Guided Walks.
Small groups, local stories, friendly guides.
Abel Tasman Tours & Guided Walks - Riwaka, RD 3, Motueka, New Zealand
Ph: +64 03 528 9602
Email: info@abeltasmantours.co.nz   Website: www.abeltasmantours.co.nz


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  • Vineyards
  • Cellars
  • Grapes
  • Winery & Art
  • Sunset
  • Autumn
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



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RIWAKA RIVER ESTATE - Home of Resurgence Wines
Quality not quantity is our philosophy. Our aim is to produce fine wines that truly reflect their origins, in a manner which is both sustainable and in harmony with the environment.
The boutique size of the Riwaka River Estate vineyard and resulting low quantities of Resurgence wine available from each vintage, allow each wine to be uniquely hand crafted and true to its own style. We also produce wonderful extra-virgin olive oil.
Riwaka River Estate Winery - 60 Takaka Hill Highway, RD3 Motueka 7198, New Zealand
Ph: 03 528 8819
Email: sayhello@riwakariverestate.com    Website: www.riwakariverestate.co.nz


Enjoy your coffee, real fruit ice cream and simple food refreshments in our outdoor picnic area. Experience farm animals up close including the rare breed of Gotland sheep. View the art and craft, including wool supplies for felters and spinners.

"A must do stop on your way over the Takaka Hill. Great food and great coffee. Make sure you take your camera as the scenery is outstanding and there are plenty of pet farm animals to feed and get your photo taken with." - Darren H, New Zealand
The Woolshed Cafe - Canaan Road, State Highway 60, Takaka Hill, New Zealand
Ph/Fax: 03 528 7906   Mobile: 027 252 8464
Email: info@gotlandwool.co.nz


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