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Find Awatea Tasman Bay in the Nelson Region

Awatea Tasman Bay’s boutique accommodation is located on the western side of Tasman Bay, close to the town of Motueka, and within a one hour drive from the city of Nelson, at the top of the South Island of New Zealand.

You can use the interactive Google map below to locate our boutique accommodation, and see just how close we are to the Abel Tasman National Park, Kahurangi National Park, Kaiteriteri Beach, and more.

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How Do I Get to Awatea Tasman Bay?

All of our guests drive a car (their own or a hire car) to explore this sunniest region in New Zealand!

Our boutique accommodation is easy to find, but should you get lost, please telephone us on 03 528 8616 so we can help you with getting here. We would also appreciate it if you are likely to arrive after 8 pm, to let us know by ringing us or emailing us sometime during the day of your arrival.

Please note that our driveway is about 500 metres long and is relatively steep (it climbs up about 90 metres). So please observe the 20 km/h speed limit and if necessary, select a low gear at the start of the driveway. At the top of the driveway you will find plenty of parking spaces to your right – so just drive straight into one!

When you have parked your car, walk over to the Guest House and please ring the bell at the front door (the closest door to the car park, just next to the orange Welcome sign in our garden) if we have not noticed your arrival, and we will be with you momentarily.

Using a GPS Device to Get to Awatea Tasman Bay

We recommend that you type, or select, the information shown in the table below to help your GPS device direct you to our front entrance. (It is better to use number 200 rather than 204 to help your GPS get the position of our driveway along the West Bank Road.)

Prompt Value
Town Ngatimoti
Street Motueka River West Bank Rd
Number 200

Note however that if you are travelling from Nelson toward Awatea Tasman Bay, we recommend that you should only follow the GPS directions after you have driven though Motueka on the way toward Riwaka, otherwise the GPS will take you on a long route south along Motueka Valley Highway to Alexander Bluff Bridge and then north along Motueka River West Bank Road.

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Using Your Own Skill to find Awatea Tasman Bay!

Travelling from Nelson via Motueka to Awatea Tasman Bay

Drive 9 km, about 10 minutes

From High Street in Motueka, head north on State Highway 60 toward Abel Tasman National Park / Kaiteriteri, cross over the Motueka River (a long narrow two lane bridge) and continue on toward Kaiteriteri.

At Packing Shed corner (which is the next sharp right hand turn on State Highway 60 before Riwaka) continue straight onto Umukuri Road. (If you miss this and continue right on SH 60 you will head into the town called Riwaka and see a Challenge petrol / gas station on your right – you’ve gone too far so turn back!)

Follow Umukuri Road and turn left at the T intersection (Little Sydney Road is to your right), then turn right at the next T intersection (at the Brooklyn school on your right) onto Old Mill Road.

Follow Old Mill Road (for approximately 400 metres) and turn left onto Motueka River West Bank Road (the first left after the Brooklyn school) and travel approximately 2 km to Awatea Tasman Bay’s entrance on the right hand side.

Tap or click the button below to view a PDF document containing a map with these driving directions from Motueka.

Driving Directions from Motueka (137 KB)

Travelling from Murchison via Ngatimoti to Awatea Tasman Bay

Drive 14 km, about 15 minutes

From Ngatimoti, head north east on Motueka Valley Highway toward Motueka for approximately 6 km.

Turn left onto a narrow one-lane bridge at Alexander Bluff Road. Then at the T intersection (just the other side of the bridge), turn right onto Motueka River West Bank Road.

Follow Motueka River West Bank Road for approximately 7.5 km to Awatea Tasman Bay’s entrance on the left hand side (just after the tight right hand curve marked with a 35 km/h sign).

Tap or click the button below to view a PDF document containing a map with these driving directions from Ngatimoti.

Driving Directions from Ngatimoti (145 KB)
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New Zealand Road Conditions

The New Zealand Automobile Association (AA) has a very helpful online interactive map of the New Zealand road network, which displays any known roadworks, closures, and other road hazards.

It is a good idea to check their map for the driving route you intend to travel and click on any alerts (which are shown as an exclamation mark in either a yellow or red box) to find out about the road conditions.

AA Maps can be found at

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awatea motueka river tasman bay painting
Photographic painting: Late summer’s day view of the Motueka River and Tasman Bay from Awatea Tasman Bay