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Estuary Cottage and Estuary Studio accommodation Motueka, image
Estuary Cottage and Estuary Studio accommodation, Motueka
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Estuary Studio accommodation, Motueka
The Riwaka Ritz, accommodation Motueka
The Riwaka Ritz

"Riwaka Retreat near Motueka is a peaceful, country alternative to a city motel and is popular accommodation for those visiting the Abel Tasman National Park." Maree

Situated on a large section near the Riwaka Estuary, Riwaka Retreat is not only handy to Motueka but is just 15 minutes drive from the beginning of the Abel Tasman Coastal Track.

Purpose-built Estuary Cottage contains 2 bedrooms (sleeps 4), a bathroom with shower and a full kitchen with dining room/lounge. The wooden deck and paved area looks out over a garden and large lawn, and is a pleasure to return to after a day exploring our beautiful Abel Tasman region. Wi-Fi is available in all units.

Riwaka Retreat Holiday Accommodation
Estuary Cottage

Cost: $140 double, plus $10 per child (5-15 years old).
Additional adults $15 each (minimum two-night stay applies).
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Estuary Studio features an ensuite, sink, microwave, fridge, and tea and toast facilities. Ideal for a couple or one single.

Connected to Estuary Cottage it also has a wooden deck along with a private grassed area for that evening BBQ.

Estuary Studio

Cost: $125 double per night (minimum two-night stay applies).
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The Riwaka Ritz is an older renovated one bedroom cottage that is a different style of accommodation to the newer units.

It has tea and toast facilities, bathroom with shower, and a small private courtyard with hill and countryside views.

Clean and comfortable this cottage is popular with guests who enjoy older style accommodation that has character and history.

Riwaka Ritz

Cost: $120 double per night (minimum two-night stay applies)
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Relax on the deck, cycle past hop and kiwifruit orchards, play tennis or just enjoy the New Zealand countryside.

Your hosts Ken and Maree would love to share their piece of paradise with you.


Tasman Great Taste Trail

Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park, image
Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park

Riwaka Retreat Holiday Accommodation

Owners of Virtual Cycle Trail metres – Latitude 41.075793 South Longitude 173.003361

We are sure this cycle trail will become one of the regions true icons. A loop trail, 175kms, from Nelson to Tapawera, then down the beautiful Motueka River Valley to Riwaka and Kaiteriteri. It then loops back to Nelson via Mapua and Rabbit Island.

Along the way the opportunites are numerous. Vineyards and wine tasting, historical sites, quiet bush roads and coastal enclaves. Just one option for the keen outdoors enthusiast is to deviate to the diverse Kahurangi National Park for some hiking around Mt Arthur.

From Riwaka an 8km cycle takes you to our renowned and beautifully golden, Kaiteriteri Beach. From here the joys of the Abel Tasman are just a water taxi away. For that extra challenge, Kaiteriteri also has one of the districts best mountain bike parks starting just a short distance from the beach.

Riwaka Retreat Holiday Accommodation sits on a country back road next to the Tasman Great Taste Trail. We have purchased our very own piece of virtual cycle trail where it passes our driveway. Latitude 41.075793 South Longitude 173.003361.

We have welcomed cyclists for many years and joining one of our guided walks, or guided walk and kayak options is a popular way to see the Abel Tasman National Park. Taking one of our accommodation and walk packages supplies you with your own breakfasts and lunches, and provides transport to Kaiteriteri or Marahau for water taxi start points into the Abel Tasman.

Join us at Riwaka Retreat Holiday Accommodation and let us take care of the details while you immerse yourself in our beautiful region.

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Riwaka Retreat is a member of the Nelson-Tasman Sustainable Tourism Charter, and gives guests the opportunity to lessen their footprint on our beautiful land by using our recycling facilities and by supporting our composting system.

" We absolutely fell in love with the Riwaka Ritz. Best accommodation of the trip. Our perfect little getaway. Ken and Maree were just perfect and we really enjoyed the lemons and zucchini – thank you! The walk with Ken was very informative. Kayaking was new to us and lots of fun. Too bad we couldn’t stay longer! " Theresa & Georg, Germany

" Great stay, lovely hosts and beautiful place. Thanks " Cecilia & Udo, Shanghai

"Lovely house and garden and very peaceful. Kind, helpful hosts - hope to return. " Mark, Jane, Will and George UK

"Found Maree and Ken warm and welcoming. A great set up. Loved being out of town and so private. A piece of paradise." Bob & Colleen, Australia

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Approved by New Zealand's Department of Conservation Abel Tasman Tours & Accommodation
Riwaka R.D.3 Motueka, Nelson
New Zealand

Phone: +64 03 528 9602

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Abel Tasman Tours & Guided Walks holds Department of Conservation guided walk concessions in the Nelson Lakes, Kahurangi and Abel Tasman National Parks, and is proud to be a member of the Nelson-Tasman Sustainable Tourism Charter.

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