Travel Blogs from Motueka, New Zealand

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Apples, Apples, and more Apples, Motueka, New Zealand travel blog

Apples, Apples, and more Apples

A travel blog entry by mtrmsd

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... with Oli and Mike back at the Orchard around the fire with a sufficient supply of alcohol. This beer came from Super Liqour in Motueka. Why do I say this? Because the next day Super Liqour blew up. Rest in Peace Super Liqour. I don't have anything ...

Walking in the rain!, Abel Tasman Coastal Track, New Zealand travel blog

Walking in the rain!

A travel blog entry by rich

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... back in the summer to do the whole track anyway. So after sorting out our plans, we checked into yet another top notch hostel in Motueka, and made our way to the nearest cafe. We both ate lots as we were starving, and we were impressed with the cool, ...

Neslon, Neslon, New Zealand travel blog

Neslon

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Revisiting the Abel Tasman, Motueka, New Zealand travel blog

Revisiting the Abel Tasman

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... of the Abel Tasman walk and we hiked back. It's a very popular walk nowadays and considered one of the "Great Walks" here in New Zealand. Thousands of people trek it every year. Since we didn't have a lot of time to spare, Martin, Steve and I decided ...

Four Letter Words, Motueka, New Zealand travel blog

Four Letter Words

A travel blog entry by mtrmsd

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I'm back in Motueka at Hillside Orchards. Had I originally been able to get here from Nelson, things probably would be different. I went to Blenheim to work for a Viticulture contractor who turned out to be probably the worst boss I've ever had. He ...

Melanin Issues, Motueka, New Zealand travel blog

Melanin Issues

A travel blog entry by mtrmsd

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... the start. He's a good mix of city and country and we're planning on catching a few eels tonight. I think I might stick around Motueka for a few weeks and maybe into the fruit picking season in late Feb. It seems like a cool place to be and can be ...

Falling from 13,000ft, Motueka, New Zealand travel blog

Falling from 13,000ft

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

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... by pointing out some interesting sights and scenery along the way, whilst chatting to us about our forthcoming skydive.   Motueka is a small village, often referred to as the gateway to the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park, situated in the top ...

Day 2, Queen Charlotte Track, New Zealand travel blog

Day 2

A travel blog entry by rich

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... , I had a stroll along the pebble beach and looked out at the amazing views of Endeavour Inlet. In the BBH Guide to hostels in New Zealand, Mahana Lodge received a rating of 95% - the third best in the country! If any more proof of this was needed (it ...

A Brief Interlude, Motueka, New Zealand travel blog

A Brief Interlude

A travel blog entry by aknztrip

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... a transition. I want more vinegar on my fish and chips! This was never a problem in Scotland. Jars are sealed tighter in New Zealand. Usually, I can twist off those air-tight jars with moderate effort, and I always have Katie there for backup. But here ...

Motueka Municipal Band, Motueka, South Island, New Zealand travel blog

Motueka Municipal Band

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... Wanui Falls Great postcard views from Abel Tasman Memorial Rawhiti Caves - wasted hike Rushed back to car, drove over Takaka Hill to Motueka just in time for band practice. Motueka band predates Takaka band by 1 year, est 1880 More Xmas music so ...

Motueka, Motueka, New Zealand travel blog

Motueka

A travel blog entry by shonandgraham

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... in Greymouth, we drove, and drove and drove some more. We finally stopped in the afternoon, at the Buller Gorge Swingbridge.It is New Zealand's longest swingbridge, 110m long and take it from me, it's a scary bridge to cross. Once on the other side we ...

Tide and Time Waits for No Man, Abel Tasman, New Zealand travel blog

Tide and Time Waits for No Man

A travel blog entry by irax

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... but I'd walked a fair portion of it and it'd not disappointed me, it'd been amazing. I plan to do more walking before I leave New Zealand as well so it's pointless aggrivating it. If it doesn't heal in a couple of days then I'll get it checked out when I ...

Abel Tasman National Park, Abel Tasman National Park - Moteuka, New Zealand travel blog

Abel Tasman National Park

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... this trip, and not missing one even in third world countries where nobody speaks much English we almost missed the one here in New Zealand! We were sitting on the beach waiting - a boat eventually started hovering out in the distance - we just thought ...

New Zealand - Abel Tasman, Abel Tasman, New Zealand travel blog

New Zealand - Abel Tasman

A travel blog entry by gonetilwhenever

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... booked a trip in the Abel Tasman for the following day. The Abel Tasman National Park lies in the northwest corner of New Zealand's South Island and is famed for its coastal coves and bush walks. There are basically three options of travel around the ...

Time for work in Motueka, Motueka, New Zealand travel blog

Time for work in Motueka

A travel blog entry by jonnyandjanette

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... little stop in our travels.  But definitely glad to be back on the travelling side of our trip. Apparently Motueka is not the most accessible place in New Zealand and it takes us a few buses and a couple days to get back on to the mainstream ...

Our route to Motueka - for hiking and kiwi's!, Motueka, New Zealand travel blog

Our route to Motueka - for hiking and kiwi's!

A travel blog entry by jonnyandjanette

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... we finished the trail – at the Park Cafe. Jonny also treated himself to a Monteiths Dark Ale, his favourite New Zealand beer to date. Back to Motueka, we stayed at the White Elephant Hostel who gave us a couple names to try to look for work.  ...

The non tasting taste ride...., Motueka, New Zealand travel blog

The non tasting taste ride....

A travel blog entry by davepage35

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... words " it's your turn to do the blog".... So I suppose it's either do the blog or become the biggest news story in New Zealand since.....? Er.....Some sheep were stolen? So we're in the South Island now after pleasant 3 hour ferry ride across.. You ...

Road Trip 3: Takaka and Motueka, Motueka, New Zealand travel blog

Road Trip 3: Takaka and Motueka

A travel blog entry by em_n_abs

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These legs were made for walking, Motueka, New Zealand travel blog

These legs were made for walking

A travel blog entry by bec_f

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Hello from the beautiful park of Abel Tasman. We're staying in a motorcamp right opposite the beach - fab. The weather is good which makes seeing the sights all the better. Day 1 we decided to orientate outselves with a boat trip, they did try to get us ...

Mum's visit - Abel Tasman, Motueka, New Zealand travel blog

Mum's visit - Abel Tasman

A travel blog entry by celia_eggleston

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Kayaking and Walking in Abel Tasman NP, Motueka, New Zealand travel blog

Kayaking and Walking in Abel Tasman NP

A travel blog entry by thetembas

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It took a long day of driving to get to our next destination, Abel Tasman National Park. This is the smallest national park in New Zealand but many people go there to walk or kayak the coastline. When we finally pulled into town at around 8pm and after we ...

Abel Tasman NP - The NorthWest and wiggly roads, Marahau, New Zealand travel blog

Abel Tasman NP - The NorthWest and wiggly roads

A travel blog entry by mobymojo

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... orchards. Superb for a little spot of jam and berry buying from unmanned side-of the road stalls! We cruised through the hippy Motueka and had a jyous lunch in the sun NOT molested by sand-flies.. FREEEEEEEEDOM! LAter that day we even had a victory beer ...

Abel Tasman National Park, Abel Tasman, South Island, New Zealand travel blog

Abel Tasman National Park

A travel blog entry by nickandmilly

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... to Tonga Island, about 2 miles off the coast. Our award-winning paddling was rewarded with terrific close up views of the New Zealand Fur Seals playing in the water around our kayaks and lazing around on the rocks, enjoying the morning sunshine. The rest ...

Abel Tasman to Punakaiki, Motueka, New Zealand travel blog

Abel Tasman to Punakaiki

A travel blog entry by monkeybusiness

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... on a catamaran and sailed back to see the coast from a different angle, whilst enjoying the sun (felt more like Thailand than New Zealand). Not content with just walking and sailing around the local area we also decided to rock out our inner extreme ...

Goats and Cheese, Motueka, New Zealand travel blog

Goats and Cheese

A travel blog entry by thomco02

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Today was the second full day here at our wwoof host outside of Motueka. The days have been really good and I am sad to say we are leaving tomorrow afternoon. Me must be moving on, though; Daniel is leaving out of Christchurch in six days and we still ...

Golden Bay 1, Motueka, New Zealand travel blog

Golden Bay 1

A travel blog entry by geoffnsteph

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... - blue-green sea, cloudless skies and great mountain scenery. Stopped off briefly in Richmond and finally arived at Motueka Top 10 Holiday Park - grotty, miserable hole. Thursday 15 Feb Another beautiful day. Headed north towards Collingwood over the ...

River valleys and lakes, Motueka, New Zealand travel blog

River valleys and lakes

A travel blog entry by ramblingharveys

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... was no ATM facility for miles ( or kilometers!). We even attempted to get cashback at the local supermarket but unfortunately needed a New Zealand bank card to do it. Worryingly Nikki had begun to experience acute pain and soon diagnosed herself with ...

North Island to Moteuka, South Island, Moteuka, New Zealand travel blog

North Island to Moteuka, South Island

A travel blog entry by joycekeith

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... we marvel at the steep green hills lining all the sides of the water. The road along the Tasman Bay takes us to the town of Motueka, where we check into the White Elephant Hostel which is located in a house that was built in the late 1800s. We have the ...

Abel Tasman kayaking - day 1, Motueka, New Zealand travel blog

Abel Tasman kayaking - day 1

A travel blog entry by stoutadventures

Today we began our final adventure chapter of this trip. Abel Tasman National Park on the North Shore of the South island is where we'll spend the next 3 days sea kayaking. On day 1 we hooked up with Ocean River Kayaks and they outfitted us with all ...

Motueka Valley, Motueka, New Zealand travel blog

Motueka Valley

A travel blog entry by thomco02

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I am writing by candlelight, listening to the rush of the Motueka River, which races through the valley below our cozy little sleepout here at our new wwoof placement. Daniel and I share a little shed that has a couple of beds, a table, and the most ...

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