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!