A hidden gem just 10 minutes down the road from the chalets, Motueka is not only the closest place for supermarkets, pharmacies and general stores, but it also boasts some of the best food outlets in the area, and one of the best moutain bike parks in New Zealand.
Motueka Sunday Market
It's all in the name, really! The Motueka Sunday Market takes place every Sunday from 8am-1pm in the Decks Reserve carparks, and is well know by locals and tourists as being the perfect place to buy local produce, goods and crafts. Described as "a combination of a farmers market, craft market and a second-hand goods market", the Motueka Sunday Market is a must for anyone visiting. Click on the picture below for more information.
Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park
If you're looking for a bit more action in your day, we recommend heading down to the Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park. Established in 2009 through a collaboration of the Department of Conservation and a group of mountain bike enthusiasts, their tracks cover all range of abilites and fitness levels. Their easy to read maps help you navigate the courses and they also hold regular events to be a part of as well. And don't worry if you haven't brought your bikes with you- Trail Journeys bike hire has got you covered. Click below to learn more!
The Smoking Barrel
A firm favourite of locals and tourists alike, The Smoking Barrel serves amazing food all day long. However, it is most famous for it’s gourmet donuts. From Black Forest Gateau to Snickers to Lemon Cheesecake flavour, The Smoking Barrel knows how to take a donut and make it something extrodinary. If you're on High Street, stop in and grab one. We promise you won't regret it!
Riwaka River Estate
The home of Resurgence Wines, this family-owned estate is set in gorgeous gardens, Riwaka River Estate makes for the perfect afternoon of wine and olive oils from their vines and trees on site. Open daily, these handcrafted artisan wines are not to be missed.