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Accent House B&B

Categories: Accommodation

We are both privileged and excited to be heading into our 2nd summer season as owners of The Boutique Bed and Breakfast “ACCENT HOUSE” in beautiful Mapua. We look forward to welcoming guests to Accent House which is set in an acre and a half of park like native landscaped gardens.

Recently a building which was specifically designed for cyclists on the Tasman Great Taste Trail and incorporates secure storage/parking/bike wash/visitors bathroom plus clothes washing and drying machines was added to the property.
Usage is not restricted to our guests. Passers by may appreciate using these facilities for a fee.
+64 3 540 3442
148 Aranui Road, Mapua, Nelson, New Zealand

Appleby House and Rabbit Island Huts

Categories: Accommodation

200 mtrs off Great Taste Trail - Choose from Appleby House, three different room types, very spacious and luxurious.  Or Rabbit Island Huts, a special Kiwi experience litle bit hotel, little bit glamping and a little bit traditional kiwi camping. 

Everything included, luxury linen, WiFi, complimentary speciality breads, condiments, tea and coffee.  BBQs, outdoor fires and onsite shop.

+64 27 6632639
305 Redwood Road, Appleby

Arrow Motel Apartments

Categories: Accommodation

We store your bikes securely, have space for running repairs and facilities to wash down your bike. Our modern rooms are well equipped - choose one with a hot, bubbling spa bath for after your ride. Interlocking rooms can be customised for groups.

+64 800 227 769
24 Golf Road, Tahunanui, Nelson 7011

Avantiplus Richmond

  • Locally owned & operated by Mike & Jo.
  • Community focused - supporting local cyclists, schools, fairs, events and cycling teams as well as organising social rides
  • Our friendly, knowledge & honest team are all cyclists -  we understand Right Bike, Right Fit, Right Price
  • Quality Brands - Avanti, Scott, ABD, Raleigh, Pearl Izumi, Pro, Volta + more
  • Professional computer and manual Bike Fit system
  • Fully equipped Workshop for bike repairs & serving
  • Specialist Suspension services
  • Parking at the front & rear of our building
  • Open 7 days
+64 3 544 5429
203 Queen Street, Richmond

Bethany Park

Categories: Accommodation
Just off the golden sands of Kaiteriteri Beach with a 15 minute walk to waters edge, Bethany Park is located beside the Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park in the fabulous Tasman Bay. Bethany Park has many accommodation options and caters for all group sizes. Hop on your bike and explore all that the bike park has to offer from our front gate.
+64 3 527 8014
88 Martin Farm Road, RD2 Kaiteriteri, Tasman

Biking Nelson

Biking Nelson is a guided cycle ride and cycle hire business that has over 20 years combined experience in all of the disciplines that make up this sport. We cater for all ages, skills and abilities. From nice cruisey beginners trails to more advanced tracks in Nelson.

+64 800 224 532
39 Scotia Street, Nelson, 7011

Black - House & Studio Mapua

Categories: Accommodation

New studio apartment in the heart of Mapua and Cycle Trail.  Only a few minutes walk to shops, cafes and the wharf.

Tasteful design, comfy bed, sat TV, unlimited wifi, washing machine and cycle lock-up.  The studio opens onto a tranquil and private deck with an outdoor kitchen/BBQ and seating.

+64 22 325-6864
49 Aranui Road, Mapua

Che Vincent Art Gallery

This gallery is located right on the cycle trail and across the lawn from the charming Riverside Cafe at the historical Riverside Community, established 1941.  Once used as a packing shed it has been transformed into a place for art and invites visitors to enjoy the play of light and shadow.

Stylised steel tuataras, fantails and taniwhas contrast with the unique copper wall panels, back-lit sconces and free-standing lamps that artis Che Vincent has created.  Giant Beetles and Hermit crabs pattern the walls with their glow and create a beautiful and other-wordly space. 

+64 3 526 7033
289 Main Road, Lower Moutere

Chocolate Dog Photography

We were delighted to be asked to produce the images for Tasman's Great Taste Trail.  The brief was to develop the emotion of cycling Tasman's Great Taste Trail through images of cyclists not only enjoying the beautiful area but taking in the cafes, arts and wineries.  

+64 3 540 2007
9 Te Aroha Place, Mapua, 7005

Coffee Factory Cafe

The Coffee Factory Cafe located within the Pomeroys coffee roastery is a great stop for fresh cafe fare, coffee, tea and other tasty refreshments. The cabinet is loaded each morning with a wide array of daily baking, salads, sanwiches, hot food and sweets. Also enjoy our great selection of premium freshly roasted coffee or one of our many teas. A great place to catch a break and sustain your ride.

+64 3 5466944
16 Elms Street, Wakatu Industrial Estate, Stoke

Fernwood Holiday Park

Categories: Accommodation

Friendly, affordable accommodation.  Sheltered powered and tent sites. Cabins, studio and 2 bed motel units. Wi-Fi and bike hire.  Fully equipped kitchen, organic herb and vegetable garden, BBQ, TV lounge, (warm and cosy in winter), swimming pool and playground. Situated on SH60, 2kms south of Motueka. Adjacent to Moutere Inlet and new Tasman's Great Taste Trail cycle way.

+64 3 528 7488
519 High Street South, Motueka 7120

Ginger Dynamite Go Go Food and Coffee

Cafe style food and great tasting Sublime coffee to takeaway in the heart of Riwaka. Home to the award winning pie in the Cafe Boutique section of the Bakels pie competition 2016.

+64 21 168 8736
488 Main Road, Riwaka, RD3, Motueka

Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco

Set in delightful cottage gardens overlooking the Waimea Inlet in Nelson on the Monaco Peninsula, Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco is a unique boutique property offering superb accommodation. Onsite facilities include a swimming pool, gymnasium, and onsite businesses – Paul Harris Jewellers, About Beauty with three treatment rooms, and Point Six Hair salon.

Built from bricks and timber recycled from the Nelson Wharf, this waterfront hotel combines traditional English village style with modern comforts, it will appeal to travellers seeking an elegant and private escape in extensive gardens.

The hotel provides 70 elegant and spacious rooms, suites, cottages and terrace houses. The self-contained cottages are charming, each beautifully furnished and featuring French doors opening onto the Village Green, the stream or a private courtyard. Family accommodation is available.

The Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco is home to The Monaco Kitchen restaurant where you can enjoy fine local and international cuisine in relaxed and contemporary surroundings as you admire the views from within the restaurant or in the surrounding courtyard.

The hotel makes the ideal base from which to explore the diverse Nelson Tasman region – there are golf courses, wineries, cycle-ways and art galleries aplenty. An array of thrilling experiences can be arranged including a private heli-charter, wine tours, horse riding, quad biking, skydiving or a cruise in the Abel Tasman National Park.

+64 3 547 8233
6 Point Road, Monaco, Nelson, New Zealand

Greens Motel

Categories: Accommodation

The Greens motel is nestled amongst the trees at the end of a quite cul-de-sac. No traffic noise at night and only two minutes from Nelson airport. Great views of planes landing from your private balcony. Airport closed in the evening so the best of both worlds close to airport without the noise. 

We boast a wonderful outlook over the Golf Course, Tasman Bay and to the Mt Arthur Ranges beyond. You'll love relaxing on your balcony taking in the views. Enjoy Nelsons mild climate conditions. With New Zealand most sunshine hours city, Nelson is a great place to visit. Just a short 10 minute drive away from the central city and 15 minutes from Richmond mall for the shopping traveller. 

Sitting next to Nelson Golf course and a children’s play ground at the end of the driveway. Greens motel is the perfect location for every traveller. We offer great corporate rates for the business traveller.  Golf Packages can be tailored to from the devoted player to the amateurs. Couples to Families. Long stays also offered if required.  We welcome every traveller and our friendly staff are more than happy to help.

Our accommodation includes your choice of studios, one or Two bedroom units with kitchen amenities in every unit.

+64 3 546 4341
36 Golf Haven Way, Nelson

Hat Trick Lodge

Categories: Accommodation

We welcome you to our traveller friendly hostel situated in the heart of Motueka township, close to cafes and shops, opposite the i-site. Hat Trick Lodge is an excellent base to explore Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks, Nelson Lakes, Kaiteriteri and Nelsons Great Taste Trail and Dun Mountain Trail.     

+64 3 528 5353
25 Wallace Street, Motueka, 7120  

Helibike Nelson

Helibike Nelson is a small Nelson based company who love to take people on adventurous mountain bike rides in and around the top of the South.

Our driving force is the reward that comes from the huge grin we see on your face at the end of the day, knowing we have taken you on a ride that has not only left a mark on your soul but will be a part of your memories forever.

We like to create a relaxed, fun atmosphere in our groups that feels like a group of mates on holiday.  Our trips are led by our experienced professional guides who each bring their own unique personality, and who strive to understand and meet your needs.  We keep our groups small enough to make sure that we can offer the best of ourselves and pay attention to the little things that make a difference.

We are dedicated to your enjoyment and safety, so whilst you get on with having the best ride of your life, we take care of the logistics, health and safety requirements and ensure you get home safe and sound.

We know our rides and destinations intimately.  Where we take you, how we get there, and the interactions you have with our people and the environment are all extremely important to us to get right for you.  We have chosen and developed a range of rides and adventures, each unrivalled and unique in its character, just like the riders we take there.

+64 3 546-6896
170 Washington Road, Nelson

Hop Federation Brewery

Hop Federation is a boutique craft brewery nestled in the heart of Riwaka, a small village located close to the Abel Tasman National Park. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, apple and cherry orchards as well as local hop growers, the brewery provides 
the perfect location for locals and visitors to the region to stop at the tasting room and sample our range of beers. Approx 100mtrs off the main trail, the brewery is open 7 days a week from 11am and all tastings are complimentary.

+64 3 528 0486
483 Main Road, Riwaka

Java Hut

Java Hut is a funky coffee bar, serving seriously good coffee, sweet treats, cold drinks and ice blocks.  Try our Swallow Coffee, locally roasted by Sublime and relax outside in one of our deck chairs. 

+64 21 029 077 19
84B Aranui Road, Mapua

Jellyfish Cafe & Bar

Great food with Mediterranean influences – come and enjoy our seaside café and bar right on the wharf at Mapua. Open for breakfast lunch and dinner.

+64 3 540 2028
Shed 1, Mapua, Wharf, Mapua

Jester House

New Zealand Cafe of the Year 2013-2014, the iconic Jester House café is your perfect lunch or coffee destination. With tame eels to feed and an art filled garden it’s an experience not to be missed.

B&B accommodation is available in the giant Boot.

Secure bike parking.

+64 3 5266742
320 Aporo Road, Tasman

JointWorks Studio

JointWorks Studio is a studio making handwoven items, and handmade wooden items. 

  • Handwoven - scarves, wraps, wall hangings, jackets, tablemats and kneerugs. 
  • Furniture - small coffee tables, tables, wall units, decorative boxes.
  • Commissions - we would love to work with you to create something unique to you, please ask. 
  • Posting - we are happy to post your purchases home.
+64 3 526 6171
413 Aporo Road, Tasman Village

Kaimira Estate Wines

We are located just a couple of kilometres off the Trail - head out of Brightwater towards Waimea West, cross the Wai-iti Bridge and follow the Winery sign down Palmer Road.  We produce a wide range of wines - all the usual favourites plus some less usual varietals and styles like Semillon, Viognier, Pinot Blanc, vintage Methode Traditionnelle, and our unique red blend "Hui Whero".  All wines are fully certified organic from the 2013 vintage.

Our cellar door is open November to end March;  11am to 4.30pm weekdays and selected weekends.  Wine tasting is free of charge;  there is always an interesting selection on the Bargain Barrel;  we also display and sell local art.

After your visit, return to Richmond by a different route using the Waimea Walk/Cycleway located on the boundary of our vineyard. 



+64 3 5423 491
97 Livingston Road, Brightwater, Nelson, 7091

Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve

Categories: Accommodation

Famous for it's Golden Sand beach and blue-green water, Kaiteriteri offers a well appointed Camp ground with Cabins, General Store, Restaurant and our Mountain Bike Park. Activities include Kayaking, Water Taxi tours to Abel Tasman National Park, walking tracks and Mini Golf. We are at the Northern end of the Great Taste Trail.

+64 3 527 8010
5 Kaiteriteri-Sandy Bay Road, Kaiteriteri

Kimi Ora Eco Resort LTD

Just a 10-minute walk from Kaiteriteri Beach, Kimi Ora Eco Resort offers rooms with a balcony and sea views. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and a range of luxury facilities including a spa and wellness centre.

Kimi Ora is a 10-minute drive from Abel Tasman National Park and a 50-minute drive from Golden Bay. Nelson Airport is a 1-hour drive away.

All rooms offer a kitchen or a kitchenette. They feature a dining and lounge area with a satellite flat-screen TV and a DVD player. Some rooms boast a fireplace, a spa bath, air-conditioning or BBQ facilities.

Enjoy a swim in the heated indoor or outdoor pools, or warm up in the hot tubs, steam room or saunas. The games room features a billiards and table tennis table. You can make use of free guest bicycles and mountain bike hire, to explore the famous Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park.

Kimi Ora Restaurant serves vegetarian cuisine. Your free continental buffet breakfast includes cereals, organic cheese and yoghurt, fresh fruit salad, toasts, spreads, nuts, juice and organic tea and coffee.

+64 508 546 4672
99 Martin Farm Road, Kaiteriteri, Motueka, 7197

Mapua 41 South Holiday Accommodation

Categories: Accommodation

New studio/apartment/house in the heart of Mapua and the Cycle Trail.  Modern design and interiors, self-contained, espansive decking, underfloor heating for winter warmth and cycle lock-up.  2 to 4 minutes walk to shops, cafes and the wharf. 

+64 27 3299144
55 Aranui Road, Mapua

Mapua Ferry

Mapua Ferry, your vital link on Tasman's Great Taste Trail.

The Mapua Ferry provides the only direct link from Rabbit Island to the buzzing community of Mapua, which comes alive with people during the weekends and the holiday seasons.

The Mapua Ferry offers many options for holiday makers and locals alike including scenic tours and bike hire. Reliable daily service in the season from October to April and a weekend service over the off peak winter season. Go here for the ferry timetable.

+64 3 548 0093
Mapua Wharf, Mapua

Mapua Leisure Park

Categories: Accommodation

Relax in spacious park like setting.  We are a short distance from the Mapua ferry, cafes, bars, restaurants and local galleries. Our accommodation ranges from cabins, chalets to motels. We have a large number of camp sites – powered and non powered.

+64 3 540 2666
33 Toru Street, Mapua, 7005

McCashin's Brewery Bar, Cafe & Bottlestore

Open 7 days from 6:30 am. Brewery tours 11.00 am and 2.00 pm Mon-Sat, free tastings of beers and ciders at any time if you can't make one of the tours (bookings taken at other times for groups of 10 or more subject to staff availability). All day breakfast from 8am, woodfired pizzas and amazing burgers, great coffee, live music Sat and Sun afternoons, beer garden, bike parking, child friendly, Sat Market, free wi-fi, growler and rigger fills.

+64 3 547 0329
660 Main Road, Stoke, Nelson, 7011

McGlashen Pottery

One of NZ leading potters producing a wide range of contemporary well designed tableware, plus ceramic art pieces and paintings.  

+64 3 542 3585
128 Ellis Street, Brightwater, Nelson

Milnes Beatson Limited

Milnes Beatson is committed to providing a comprehensive range of practical accounting services for today's economic environment.    We can provide you with valuable information to help you make the right decisions, whether you are a business, an organisation or individual.  Milnes Beatson is dedicated to making a difference for our clients by providing advice that's tailored to who you are and where you want to go.  Whatever your needs are, we can help find the solutions! Milnes Beatson is proud to be associated with the Cycle Trails Trust, finding solutions to keep the wheels rolling.

+64 3 528 8760
29 Wallace Street, Motueka

Miyazu Japanese Restaurant, Rutherford Hotel

Supreme Winner Best Restaurant Nelson/Tasman Aronui DineOut Awards 2014 Presented by WildTomato.

An authentic Japanese restaurant offering an array of delicious choices, using the freshest local seafood and highest quality local produce, from the sushi and sashimi bar, the teppanyaki or the a la carte menu.

At the sushi and sashimi bar you can watch your chef prepare your meal using only the freshest ingredients.  Enjoy the entertainment of the teppanyaki grill where you are almost part of the cooking experience.  Or for a quieter meal choose to dine from the a la carte menu and enjoy traditional flavours and service.

Opening Hours:

6pm - late, Tuesday to Saturday.

+64 3 548 2299
27 Nile Street West, Trafalgar Square, Nelson

Molesworth Tour Company

Molesworth Guided Cycle Tour is a fully supported four day tour, through the remote South Island high country. Cycle on quiet country roads, meet a local farmer and stay in unique accommodation each night. Hear the wonderful historical information, from your local guide enjoy great meals and comfortable beds.

Tasman Great Taste Cycle Tour is a five day supported cycle tour, discover the very top of the South Island, Golden Bay, Takaka, stay in coastal accommodation, enjoy two boat rides, cycle on quiet roads and the new Nelson Great Taste Cycle Trail, includes local walks and salmon fishing, a wilderness nature and cycling adventure. 

+64 3 5728025
50 State Highway 63 Renwick, Marlborough

Motueka i-SITE Visitor Information Centre*

Book in advance – we’re a popular destination, so phone or email us with your requirements and details and we’ll do the hard work for you.  We offer a FREE booking service for accommodation, activities, transport and ferries and we know the special places which will help make your visit memorable. 

+64 3 528 6543
20 Wallace Street, Motueka, 7120

Motueka River Vacation Rentals

Categories: Accommodation

Directly on Tasman's Great Taste Trail, our beautiful comfortable and private accommodation is set on 25 acres and 2 minutes walk to the Motueka River.   It will leave you recharged and rejuvenated after your day of cycling from Wakefield through to Kaiteriteri.  Check our website for recent 5-star reviews from Airbnb and Bookabach. 

+64 3 526 8186
2048 Motueka River Westbank Road, Motueka Valley

Motueka TOP 10 Holiday Park

Categories: Accommodation

Relax in park like setting amongst mature trees & native birds. Walking distance to town for cafes, shops & supermarket. A range of quality affordable accommodation from cabins through to studio, one, two & 3 bedroom motels. Bike & luggage storage available. Full ticketing service for local attractions.

+64 800 668 835
10 Fearon Street, Motueka

Nelson Airport

Getting to and from the Nelson/Tasman cycle trails is only a short domestic flight away from the main centres and with the 4th busiest Airport in New Zealand, Nelson has plenty of flights every day to get you here whenever you want, so whats keeping you?  Hire your bike at the airport and cycle away on your choice of the many guided or supported options or just do your own thing. We can't wait to see you!

+64 3 547 3199
1 Trent Drive, Nelson

Nelson Airport Car Storage

Your gateway to the Great Taste Trail.

Located at the start/end of this great trail, you can store your car or campervan/motorhome with us while you take on the challenge.  Have peace of mind knowing that your vehicle is safely parked in our fully fenced and secure storage yard, while you're enjoying this wonderful trail.  

Vehicle relocation and bike hire also available.  If you're flying into Nelson, we can meet you at Nelson Airport with a hire bike, ready to go.  

You can then get straight onto the trail.  Easy as.  Just do it!

+64 27 407-2074
30C Venice Place, Stoke

Nelson Branch Motel Association of NZ

Categories: Accommodation

For quality accommodation and peace of mind, choose a NZ Motel Association member. Wherever you stop on a trail, our members have bed, breakfast and self catering facilities to meet your needs. We'll make sure your accommodation is clean and ready for you.


+64 3 546 5070
Wherever you need us

Nelson City Holiday Park & Motels

Categories: Accommodation

We are the closest Holiday Park to Nelson City and within walking distance to shops, supermarket & cafes. We offer a range of quality affordable accommodation – studio & 1 bedroom  motels, cabins & sites. Communal kitchen with outdoor BBQ area - great for group gatherings. Qualmark rated 4 star plus.

+64 800 778 898
230 Vanguard Street, Nelson

Nelson Cycle Hire

Getting out and having fun on the cycle trails is easy with Nelson Cycle Hire.  We can supply you with super-comfortable trail bikes that make cycling a breeze and we have a range of 2 and 3 day self-guided tour packages. We are at Nelson airport right next to the cycle trail and can provide pick up and delivery service for you, your luggage and the bikes.

+64 3 539 4193
HNZ Building, Nelson Airport, Nelson, 7011

Oceano Restaurant, Rutherford Hotel

Oceano Restaurant offers a delicious breakfast menu and an a la carte dinner menu. 

Before heading out for the day enjoy a relaxed breakfast soaking up the early morning sun at Oceano Restaurant.

For evening dining, Oceano truly captures the essence of Nelson offering the freshest produce cooked to perfection, offering a seasonal menu specialising exceptionally fresh seafood along with choices of chicken beef and lamb.  Plant based, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options available.  The wine list showcases local regional wines which add to the flavour of your evening.

Opening Hours:


6am - 10am, Monday to Friday

6am - 10.30am, Saturday and Sunday

Dinner:  6pm - late

+64 3 548 2299
27 Nile Street West, Nelson

Palms Motel

Categories: Accommodation

We are situated at the beginning of the Great Taste Trail and we have a bike lock up room. Our motel is close to all local amenities. The fully fenced swimming pool is heated in summer and in the pool area is a large electric barbecue and dining area.

+64 800 725 676
5 Paru Paru Road, Nelson

Parkside Motel

Categories: Accommodation

Perfectly positioned on the southern entrance to Nelson, Parkside Motel offers 13 modern, spacious, sunny, Qualmark Four Star Plus rated accommodation. Relax in comfort after exploring the readily accessible activities on offer in the Nelson and Tasman districts.  150m from the cycle trail which passes on the other side of Jubilee Park.  Just 10 minutes drive from Nelson Airport and 15 minutes from Nelson City’s centre. Sandy beaches, vineyards, craft studios are nearby. Richmond’s business centre with shopping and restaurants are conveniently within walking distance.

All of our quiet units have self-catering facilities and are serviced daily.  Choose between spacious studio and standard and executive one bedroom units, some with spa baths, and roomy two bedroom units. Almost all rooms have balconies or patios with views over the swimming pool, the adjoining park and out to the Mt Arthur Range and Kahurangi National Park. Bike stands a guest laundry and barbeque are available for you to use.

+64 800 161 212
42 Gladstone Road, Richmond

Pic's Peanut Butter

Pic's Peanut Butter is an all natural, nothing added, just great tasting spread.  In fact, Kiwi's love it so much it is New Zealand's best loved Peanut Butter.

If you want to see why, come visit us in sunny Nelson, where you can see the process from the very start to the very end.  We offer factory tours Monday - Friday, though we're pretty popular so make sure you book in ahead of time on our website (

You can watch our team expertly roast and squish the Australian peanuts - adding a sprinkle of salt to the salted varieties - then fill, seal and label the jars before sending them on their way to shops for you lovely people to take home!

If you've left it to the very last minute and we are fully booked, don't forget you can still call in to the Pic's Factory & Shop where we will be more than happy to supply you with a couple of samples from our delicious product range and tell you our wonderful story!  Find us at 18 Elms Street, Nelson, 7011.

+64 3 544 8402
18 Elms Street, Wakatu Estate, Nelson

Proper Crisps

Proper Crisps is all about keeping it simple – producing “truly outstanding” hand made crisps. There are no additives, artificial preservatives, colours or flavours. When you're eating Proper Crisps, you're eating all natural.

+64 3 546 8980
6 Fuji Court, Stoke, Nelson

PureTrails New Zealand

Bike the Tasman's Great Taste Trail with PureTrails NZ's 5 day supported cycle tour.  This trip is a perfect mix of cycling, excellent local food and wine, and great beaches and scenery.  Cycle 150km+ of the new Great Taste Trail.  Indulge in the local fine foods, wines and craft beer. Explore the local arts, crafts and cottage industries.  Discover the vibrant city of Nelson. Cycle along the coast at Rabbit Island.  Enjoy a seaside lunch on Mapua Wharf.  Enjoy a scenic cruise in the stunning Abel Tasman National Park.  Swim in the beautiful waters at Kaiteriteri Beach.  Relax in comfortable accommodations.  There is a option to start and finish your tour in either Nelson or Christchurch.  Visit our website for tour dates and prices. 

+64 21 178 8287
11a Langstone Lane, Northcote, Christchurch

Richmond Motel & Holiday Park

Categories: Accommodation

Comfortable, affordable accommodation.  Motels:  Studio, 1 Bedroom, 2 Bedroom and 3 Bedroom.  Standard cabins and 2 bedroom cabins plus power sites.  All set on 2 acres with free wifi, a swimming pool, BBQ area and bike and luggage storage.

Situated straight across from the Cycleway.  Turn left and head into Brightwater or right and you have the choice of Rabbit Island or Nelson City.  Come and explore our wonderful area.

We are a short walk to the Richmond Mall which has over 70 shops and an easy bike ride to Saxton Sports Field and the ASB Aquatic Centre. 

+64 0800 250 218
29 Gladstone Road, Richmond, Nelson

Riverside Cafe

Riverside Café is a beautiful & tranquil café offering the perfect rest stop in all seasons. It is located right next to the Cycle Trail in the historical Riverside Community, established 1941.  Awesome coffee, freshly baked cakes, and a lunch menu which includes wild meats, Tasman Specialities, and produce from our organic gardens.

Unique cacti and bonsai garden, amazing kids playground, indoor, covered verandah and garden seating, beautiful mountain views and just across the lawn Che Vincent's Art Gallery.

Open 7 days a week from 9.30am until 4.30pm.  Closed for two months in winter (please check on our website).

+64 3 526 7447
289 Main Road, Moutere Highway, Motueka, 7175

Riverside Sojourn

Located on the Great Taste Trail and 7km from Motueka at the historical Riverside Community, Riverside Sojourn offers two self-contained, spacious and quiet studios which can sleep up to 10 people.

+64 21 1378991!accommodation/lja3x
289 Main Road, Lower Moutere, RD2, Upper Moutere

Rutherford Hotel Nelson - A Heritage Hotel

Rutherford Hotel’s central city location provides a gateway to many of the great cycle ways the region has to offer.

+64 3 548 2299
Trafalgar Square, Nelson, 7040

Simply Wild Journeys

Simply Wild Journeys are the experts in private bespoke luxury travel & adventure experiences in Nelson, New Zealand.There’s nowhere else in the world where you’ll find, within a short distance, three spectacular National parks, glistening golden sand beaches and turquoise crystal clear waters, alongside alpine meadows and snowy mountain ranges. Enjoy all year in a climate that rivals the Mediterranean.

+64 3 548 8500
10 A Albert Rd, Nelson, 7040

Sprig and Fern Brewery

A multi-award winning craft beer brewery located in the heart of the Nelson/Tasman region.  We are a working brewery and sell beer and cider from the brewery shop Tuesday – Saturday. Champion Brewery Runner-Up at the 2012 NZ Beer Awards. Real natural, real drinkable craft beers and ciders.

+64 3 544 8675

Sprig and Fern Tavern Brightwater

We are just down the road from where the Great Taste Trail crosses Ellis St in Brightwater.  Drop in for a coffee and cake, or if you fancy, a cold craft beer.  Your last chance to sample S&F craft beer if you are heading west to Wakefield.

+64 3 542 2323
54 Ellis Street, Brightwater

Sprig and Fern Tavern Hardy St

Nelson CBD’s craft beer bar with tons of bike parking and social seating to discuss the epic ride just completed. Close to all the best MTB trails and cycle tracks in Nelson and unofficial clubrooms to a good number of bike clubs and groups locally.

+64 3 548 1154
280 Hardy Street, Nelson

Sprig and Fern Tavern Milton Street

Voted Best Bar in New Zealand and Best Bar in Nelson for 2012.  Serving  17 different craft beers and ciders in a homely traditional kiwi villa. Park up in our massive bike rack, order your takeaway from next door and enjoy with a beer in the Nelson sun – what could be better?

+64 3 545 7117
134 Milton Street, The Wood, Nelson

Sprig and Fern Tavern Motueka

We are located just off the busy Motueka High St, an ideal stopping point if you are heading north to Kaiteriteri or the Abel Tasman National Park.  Place your bike in the rack and relax in the cool tavern or sun yourself in the open air beer garden.  You will feel most welcome in the S&F Motueka while you relax and gear up for the next part of your journey.

+64 3 528 4684
Wallace Street, Motueka

Sprig and Fern Tavern Richmond

A genuine kiwi tavern awaits visitors who may have just completed the Great Taste Trail at Richmond. Good fish and chips from next door and a cold craft beer enjoyed alongside the friendly local regulars.

+64 3 544 4900
126 Queen Street, Richmond, Nelson

Sprig and Fern Tavern Tahuna

Just on the outskirts of Nelson and close to beautiful Tahunanui beach. You can kick back and relax on the huge veranda and watch the action on the sports fields opposite.  Only a few hundred metres off the cycle route from Nelson to start of the Great Taste Trail.

+64 3 548 5066
13 Beach Road, Tahunanui, Nelson

Tahuna Beach Holiday Park

Categories: Accommodation

Nelson's Tahuna Beach Holiday Park is a Kiwi Holiday Park and the ideal location for your kiwi holiday - situated five minutes ride from Nelson and on the link track to Tasman's Great Taste Trail. Whether you're here to ride the cycle trails or just relax Tahuna Beach Holiday Park has the most comprehensive range of accommodation from camping sites and cabins to studios and motel units.

+64 800 500 501
70 Beach Road, Tahunanui, Nelson

Tapawera Promotion Association

Situated in the beautiful Motueka valley with a stunning mountain backdrop, Tapawera is the gateway to the Kahurangi National Park including Mt Arthur ranges & Mt Owen as featured in Lord of the Rings.  Its a wonderful place to come year round and enjoy the best of what New Zealand’s countryside has to offer with alpine Nelson Lakes NP at one end of the valley and Kaiteriteri beaches and the Abel Tasman NP at the other.  Check out our ‘Explore Tapawera’ map for things to do, places to stay and where to visit including cycling through Spooners Tunnel, the longest cycle trail tunnel in the country. Our local BGAC country show is on December 9th, a lovely rural village event for all the family. Come and enjoy!



+64 3 522-4334
PO Box 21, Tapawera, Tasman, 7055

Tasman Bay Backpackers

Categories: Accommodation

The fire's roaring, the atmosphere's relaxed, the hostel's family run, it’s warm, spacious & homely. Just like your favourite café – great kiwi music, friendly & genuine people. A place to remember & come back to. Free & Unlimited Wi-Fi. FREE hot chocolate pudding/ice cream served every night of the year. FREE all you can eat breakfast, May to October. Central but quiet location. 

+64 800 222 572
10 Weka Street, Nelson

Tasman Village Cottage

Categories: Accommodation

Beautiful self catering or catered cottage situated in a half acre garden filled with roses, peonies, lavenders, fruit trees, large vegetable garden and abundant bird life.  The cottage has its own entrance and drive well seperated from the house for privacy.  Conveniently located 200m away from The Great Taste Cycle Trail for both cycling and walking. 

+64 3 526-6155
20 Baldwin Road, Tasman, Lower Moutere

The Apple Shed

Park up and relax at The Apple Shed Cafe. Located on the historic Mapua Wharf, cyclists can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Waimea Estuary.

A stunning place to experience local seafood, locally roasted coffee, Nelson wines, and warm hospitality.

We invite you to join us on The Great Taste Trail!

+64 3 540 3381
Shed 3, Mapua Wharf, Mapua, Nelson,

The Gates Accommodation

Categories: Accommodation

Stylishly different accommodation. City chic meets country style in these designer, boutique holiday homes and glamorous camping site on a 2ha farm close to Mapua.
Copper Gate is a beautifully appointed 4 bdrm/2 bthrm eco-house that can be hired as 1, 3 or 4 bdrm (but you have exclusive use of the building). The Paris Suite at Copper Gate is an ideal option for a honeymoon couple and commands a stunning view to the farm and sea/mountains beyond; 3 bdrm Corru Gate is themed around art and rural culture; Kissing Gate glamping has lovingly restored retro caravans - Pearl the lounge and Ruby the sumptuous boudoir - with a luxury bathroom/kitchen/dining room nestled in a glade beside a pond with outdoor bath and quirky art.
Set in cycling heaven, The Gates has ample room for cycles – or you could hire our electric or standard bikes. It’s a 10 minute ride to Mapua seaside village with its cafes, artisans and tranquil inlet.

+64 3 540 2793
197 Seaton Valley Road, Mapua

The Gentle Cycling Company

Cycling the Great Taste Trail? We provide bike hire, shuttle, maps, itinerary planning, tours, accommodation bookings and a sunny Nelson welcome.

+64 800 932 453
411 Nayland Road, Nelson, 7011, New Zealand

The Honest Lawyer

Situated on Monaco Peninsula with spectacular views of the Able Tasman and Waimea Estuary.  The Garden Courtyard provides a unique family friendly setting with plenty of seating, a giant chess set and beautiful grounds, including it's own orchard.  Live music plays every Thursday and Friday night.  Sunday afternoon includes live music and a bouncy castle for the kids. 

The perfect place to relax with friends, share a great meal or book in for a special occasion.  Stay for a night or a week and feel yourself unwind.

+64 3 547 4070
1 Point Road, Monaco, Nelson

Toad Hall

At Toad Hall we aim to use the healthiest and freshest produce we can.  Our cafe prides itself on creating clean, healthy food to nourish not only the people eating them, but the community that grew, caught and harvested them.  We have a diverse blackboard menu, as well as a variety of salads and cabinet options available.  We also have the Toad Hall Juicery using the freshest, healthiest local fruit and veges to make you the most delicious nutrient rich drinks you will find anywhere.  

+64 3 528 6456
502 High Street, Motueka


Torpedo7 is New Zealands leading outdoor gear store.  Find the best bike, snow, water and outdoor gear at NZ's best prices.  We have a full bike workshop and a team of dedicated staff here to help. 

+64 3 548-4999
Corner Bridge and Rutherford Street, Nelson

Trail Journeys Nelson

Trail Journeys have been operating a cycle tour, bike hire and itinerary planning company on the Otago Central Rail trail since its inception back in the year 2000.

We now offer the same quality services in Nelson on  ‘Tasman's Great Taste Trail’. With three convenient rental locations, Nelson (beside the I-site), Mapua Wharf and Kaiteriteri we offer day and multi day adventures you will remember forever.  From specifically designed hybrid comfort bikes to mountain bikes and high end E bikes by Bosch.  Our full range of rental equipment is ideal for the whole family.  Specialising in:-

  • Free Itinerary planning and booking service
  • Independent and guided tours
  • Luggage transfers
  • Accommodation and activity bookings
  • Transport
  • On trail support
  • Bike pickup and drop off
  • Mapua Ferry service
+64 3 548 0093
37 - 39 Halifax Street East, Millers Acre Centre, Nelson

Trailways Hotel Nelson

Categories: Accommodation

Welcome to Trailways Hotel, one of Nelson’s most stylish and contemporary venues. We are centrally located, close to all that is cycle friendly in Nelson and within a few minutes walk of the central shopping precinct, theatres, cultural and sporting attractions, restaurants and cafés, the information centre, and close to the scenic waterfront.  Stay in the heart of Nelson city and explore the region, famous for its sunshine, wine, seafood, art and craft, Saturday morning open-air market, its five national parks and abundance of outdoor recreation.  Trailways Hotel is right on the Maitai river and many of its rooms open onto the river view. There are 47 air-conditioned rooms consisting of studios, studio spas, spacious suites and interconnecting rooms. We offer plenty of carparking, a swimming pool and wonderfully luxurious beds.  Also overlooking the river is our award-winning The Tides Restaurant and Bar, with a popular outdoor terrace to relax on and delicious meals to enjoy.  So enjoy a bit of luxury by staying at Trailways Hotel in Nelson.

+64 800 872 459
66 Trafalgar Street, Nelson

Tuatara Tours NZ Ltd

Tuatara Tours is an experienced and innovative walking and cycling adventure company, based in the South Island of New Zealand. The vision at Tuatara Tours is to encourage as many people as possible to be involved in fun, adventure and the outdoors.

0800 377 378
148 Victoria Street, Christchurch

Village Cycles

Established in 1987, Village Cycles is a business built on a genuine passion for cycling - from youngsters on their first bike through to top competitive cyclists.  We have an extensive range of top brands for all ages and capabilities and pride ourselves on our knowledge and the services we offer.

Located on Queen Street, near the main traffic lights and less than 500m from the Cycle Trail, you will find Village cycles with its rustic exterior.  There is plenty of parking both at the front and rear of the shop.

Village cycles has strong ties to the local cycling community and is the assembly place for a number of bunch rides.  There is always a buzz about the place with people coming and going and stuff going on.

We are open 6 days a wekk so come on in and have a look around!

+64 3 544 7166
301 Queen Street, Richmond

Wakefield Bike Hire

Wakefield bike hire is a locally owned bike hire and gift store trading out of the historic Paintonsn House.  Paintons House is the oldest house in Wakefield in its 171st year (built in 1847).  We offer a wide range of bikes for hire from standard mountain bikes to ezy bikes and the popular power assist bikes.  We are the closest bike shop to the historic Spooners rail tunnel which is a must do if you are cycling out in our area.  Also in store are the wonderful Simpatico Lavender and Saffron Wonder Products which are grown and produced locally.  Lavender farm tours in the season are exclusive to Wakefield bike hire.  Come see us to explore Wakefield's beauty and beyond.  


+64 (0) 221998321
35 Edward Street, Wakefield

Wheelie Fantastic Cycle Hire & Tours

We are a local company, with a passion for cycling. Our services range from bike hire at Mapua, to bespoke, premium multi day tours along Tasman’s Great Taste Trail. We provide high quality trail bikes for comfortable cycling on trails and roads. For keen road bike enthusiasts, we can also provide full carbon road race bikes. Using our local knowledge and experience, we also offer a range of day tours that not only use the official trail, but also take our guests to hidden gems, off the beaten track. Our unique itineraries, take in wineries, hop gardens, studios and galleries, cafes and restaurants. All of our itineraries can be adapted to suit the specific needs of our guests. We don't amalgamate groups so your itinerary is yours to enjoy at a pace that suits you. If you area travelling with your own bike, we can also offer luggage and bike transfers. You decide, we provide.

Our formula is simple: Local People + Local Knowledge = Great Experiences

+64 22 103 7494
341 Old Coach Road, Mahana, RD1, Upper Moutere, Ne

Wilsons Abel Tasman

Take a break from cycling. Travel with style aboard Wilsons Abel Tasman’s Vista Cruise into the National Park. The Wilson family has been welcoming visitors to the region since 1841 so their team knows how to show you the best of the Park with beach stop, walking, guided sea kayaking and beachfront lodge stay options. Choose from a 2 hour cruise to a 5-day all inclusive holiday staying at our Beachfront Lodges. Our Great Taste Trio combines cycling from Nelson to Kaiteriteri with a journey into Abel Tasman National. We take care of all the details leaving you more time to relax and enjoy the Great Taste Trail and beyond.


+64 3 528 2027
265 High Street, Motueka