Dotted all over the Moutere Hills are the artists, craftspeople, wine makers and horticulturists that give the Abel Tasman region its special style.
No visit to the region would be complete without spending time absorbing the vibrant life of the area which has been dubbed the "Provence of the South". You'll be captivated by the gentle sloping landscape and the mountain vistas.
Blackbird Valley Western Pleasure Horse Trekking
We offer farm rides of one to four hours on local working farms, over gently rolling hills, along country roads or, depending on the season, in the local forestry. All rides feature stunning views of the surrounding countryside, Mount Arthur, the Western Ranges and Tasman Bay.
We cater to all levels of experience in personalised small groups of up to five riders. Basic safety and riding instruction starts each ride. You will ride in comfortable, secure, all leather Western saddles, and safety helmets are provided. We suggest long pants for riding, a windbreaker or sweatshirt is good to have for the breezy tops, and sturdy footwear with a heel is a must.
If you need a relaxing break from your daily routine, but don't have a lot of time, try an outing with a few friends for a relaxing experience with our quiet horses. Find out why horse riding is known the world 'round as a therapeutic release from your busy life.
Used to have a horse of your own as a kid and thinking about it again? One-to-one lessons in basic safe horsemanship are available for the adult returning to riding. We will get you safely back in the saddle and disclose all those realities of horse ownership that your parents took care of or helped you through last time
"Evening Star Ranch", home of Blackbird Valley Western Pleasure Horse Trekking, is a 40-hectare (100 acre) grazing block. We raise Boer cross meat goats, fatten cattle and are breeding our own replacement horses. Our horses are a mixed lot from registered Appaloosas, Standardbreds, Clydesdales and Thoroughbred/Clydesdale crosses to just hacks. Non riders are welcome to sit in our ever-evolving garden to wait for the riders' return, do a farm/bush walk or visit some of the local crafts people or vineyards.
Open year round, bookings essential
Kathy and Ron Geiger
115 BLACKBIRD VALLEY ROAD
Moutere Highway to Neudorf Road, 4.5k to Blackbird Valley Rd
Follow our signs from Moutere Highway
PO Box 5126 Port Nelson 7043
(03) 543 2992
(027) 248 6001
(03) 548 5875 work
(03) 548 5521 fax
Omahanui, Berryfruit Gardens
P.Y.O Berry fruit; strawberries, raspberries, boysenberries, loganberries, blackberries and much more..
As all our crops are grown for pick your own sales, we can offer affordable, ripe and healthy fruit in a pleasant park setting. Just cross the swing bridge over the Moutere River and join us for a fun filled morning or afternoon picking all you favourite berries in one stop.Srawberries are ready from early November to March with other varieties ripening from approximately mid December to mid January. Peak picking is usually about 28 December to 10 January. Special prices for strawberries in November, February and March.
Weekends 9am to 6pm
Mon - Fri 1pm - 6pm
December to mid January:
9am to 7pm almost everyday
Closed 25th, 26th and 27th December
Mid January to end of March:
Weekends 9am - 6pm
Mon - Fri 1pm to 6pm
Please note: No Eftpos, no bare feet and no dogs allowed
Ray and Phillipa Hellyer
Drummond Rd, Braeburn
Phone/Fax 03 5267759
Thai massage therapies and Reiki energy Healing
Foreign Breeze Limited is offering Thai massage therapies and Reiki energy Healing at Maple Grove Cottages.
Address: 72 Flaxmore Road, RD2 Upper Moutere.
Traditional Thai massage is unique to the Nelson/Tasman region. Whether your would like to release muscle stiffness, increase flexibility, improve
circulation or simply wish to relax a Thai massage will give you the healing you are looking for.
The following therapies are available by special appointment:
v Traditional Thai Massage
v Thai Aroma Massage (Relaxation)
v Thai Foot Massage & Reflexology
v Reiki Energy Healing
Bookings are essential. Please call Judy at Maple Grove 03 543 2267 or Tashi at Foreign Breeze 021 183 5264.
We look forward to seeing you.
Tractor World Museum
Private collection featuring Oliver, Cletrac and Massey Harris tractors as well as stationary engines and farm memorabilia. Open most days. Contact
Murray Boyes (proprietor) ph 03 5280903, caretaker Don Smith ph/fax 03 528 7546, No12 Moutere Highway, Lower mMutere
Motueka Mini Golf
Our creative and challenging mini golf course features 18 holes with landmarks of Motueka and the surrounding district.
The course is set in a large landscaped garden with shady trees and picnic tables.
There is great fun to be had by people of all ages and abilities.
Our shop sells icecreams and soft drinks.
We are open for the Christmas school holidays daily 10am-5pm.
Find us at 390 Chamberlain St, Motueka
Phone: +64 27 205 4242