Moonraker House

Abel Tasman National Park

Arguably the most beautiful park in New Zealand, the Abel Tasman National Park is predominantly a coastal park, and is admired for its golden sandy beaches, tranquil lagoons, fascinating rocky outcrops and beautiful, unmodified estuaries. There are several coastal walking tracks which wander through the forest and along the edge of the sea.

One of the inland tracks takes you to Harwood Hole, the deepest vertical shaft in New Zealand (176 metres) it drops to an underground river that emerges below and flows into Gorge Creek and then into the Takaka River where it finds its way to the Riwaka resurgence.

Activities on offer as a day tour from the house are;

  • Guided nature walks along the waters edge
  • Boat cruises & water taxis
  • Eco tours
  • Kayaking
  • Weddings & celebrations
  • Scenic heli tours
  • Lunch or high tea at Awaroa Lodge
  • Waka tours
  • Coffee & cruise

Nelson Lakes National Park

is a full day out, with a 1.5 hour drive or 20 minutes in a helicopter from Motueka.  The location comprises 101,753 hectares of beech forest, valleys, isolated glacial lakes and craggy peaks, clear streams and home to native Bellbirds and Kaka among many others.

There are networks of short tracks exploring the forest, lake shore and glacial features of both lakes, namely Lake Rotoiti & Rotorua.

A scenic drive into the rainbow ski field is a perfect winter activity or even a wedding in the snow.

Activities on offer as a day tour from the house are;

  • Guided nature walks along the lake edge
  • Boat cruise
  • Waterskiing
  • Yachting
  • Canoeing
  • Swimming
  • Scenic heli tours
  • Weddings
  • Boat show 

Fly Fishing

The Motueka river in New Zealand is world renowned for its trout fishing.

Expert guided fly fishing for both the novice or the experienced fly fishing enthusiast.

Horse Riding

Riding is one of Terri’s passions and she can highly reccommend the local Marahau beach and /or a mountain horse trekking experience.  The beach riding is only 15 minutes drive from Moonraker House where as the mountain trekking is an hour up the Motueka River and into the mountains but well worth the scenic drive.  both offer riding for the beginner but please be specific when booking.

Animal Farm

Currently Closed

Animal Farm Park is on the highway 6 near Mapua on the way to Nelson City and about a 30 minute drive.  An ideal stop for young children to break up the trip when coming or leaving Moonraker House.

The farm park has a great selection of rare breed farm animals and lots of activities for a young family to enjoy. They have many special events, so watch their events announcment.

There is a small snack caravan and/or you can bring your own picnic.

The Gecko Theatre


The Gecko Theatre is an independent run cinema in Motueka adjacent to the Sprig & Fern pub and combined, is such a lovely evening out. Enjoy a delicious meal and local crafted beer or boutique wine before the show begins.  The screen brings a selection of worldwide quality feature films and documentry selections,  in 2 intimate and eclectic cinema rooms designed for a comfortable setting. coffee, tea and local ice cream is served in china crockery.

Motueka Sunday Market

Motueka holds it’s own Sunday Market at Decks Reserve near the local information centre.

The market offers an array of local fresh produce, great coffee and treats, art, music, white elephant, books and more.

Once a year in April it is extended to host the Motueka Kai Fest


Phone:  +64 27 526 8771

Address: 11 Moonraker Way. Kaiteriteri, Tasman, New Zealand



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