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Moonraker Guest House

Split Apple Rock Beach

Split Apple Rock is a natural phenomenon with various stories about how it came to be, what ever the truth it undeniably  captures the imagination and is the gem in our region.  Many large and small brands from Air NZ to the local paper use its image for their marketing campaigns.  The rock is at the cusp of the Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Park and can be accessed by a steep track or boat, or in our case a 2 minute bush walk from the door to the shore.

The rock can also been enjoyed 24/7 in all weathers from the house, which means even if a Plan B is called for your celebration, you still get the back drop to enjoy for years to come.

The beach in my opinion (Terri) is one of the most interesting in the area.  We have regular visitors such as stingray, resident bird life such as Shags, (Cormorants) who entertain us from the birds eye view point and at beach level. 

Other than the challenge of swimming out to the rock, there are also a group of small caves that are fun for exploring and photo shoots and at dusk into night you can visit the glow worms.

The sand is predominantly soft and golden with areas of black sand, which comes and goes depending on the tide.  If you bring a magnet you can have fun playing with the magnetic sand.

Fishing from the beach is a relaxing pass time and you can collect your own mussels at the right tide for lunch of evening meal, that we will be delighted to prepare for you.  Climbing the rocks at low tide allows you to visit several other beaches, you can even walk to Marahau for lunch and we can pick you up or walk back via an alternative track.

Celebrations from elopements, renewal of vows, proposals, anniversaries can all be arranged on your behalf, with options of candle light dinning, picnics, music and entertainment.


For a small beach there is a lot



    Abel Tasman National Park

    Arguably the most beautiful national park in New Zealand.   The Abel Tasman is predominantly a coastal walk, 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. Tides can be a challenge and need to be respected.

    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;

    • Elopements/significant micro events arranged just for you, with our wedding planning experts “The Dream Maker”. 
    • Specialized tours; Photography.
    • Guided or freedom nature walks along the waters edge
    • exclusive boat cruises & water taxis
    • Eco tours (We can highly recommend)
    • Kayaking
    • Horse riding on the beach (Tide dependent)
    • Canyoning
    • Sky dive
    • Scenic helicopter tours
    • Lunch or high tea at Awaroa Lodge
    • There are other options so do please ask.

    Nelson Lakes & Kahurangi National Park

    These parks are 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. (Helicopter access also)

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

    • Elopements/ significant micro events & Honeymoons arranged just for you, with our wedding planning experts “The Dream Maker”. 
    • Elopements & significant events
    • Guided nature walks along the lake edge
    • Boat cruise
    • Yachting
    • Eel watching
    • Canoeing
    • Swimming
    • Scenic heli tours

    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.

    We can connect you with our partners for an epic river and sea fishing holiday.


    Horse Riding

    The beach riding or horse and cart experiences is only 15 minutes drive from Moonraker Guest House offer riding for the beginner but please be specific when booking.  

    For those wanting a horse and cart experience for their wedding day we can arrange that too.


    The Gecko Theatre

     PERFECT old fashioned night out 

    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 with the locals before the show begins.  The screen brings a selection of worldwide quality feature films and documentary 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.


    Email: moonrakerhouse@gmail.com

    Phone:  +64 27 526 8771

    Land Line: +64 3 5278310

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


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