One of the main reasons why so many people love dealing with us is our local knowledge. We want to share as much information as we can with you so you’ll enjoy your Nelson holiday even more. We want to send you off in one of our wonderful Nelson rental vehicles armed with as much info as you need.
When it comes to our Nelson airport car rentals, a lot of that local knowledge has to do with easy to reach destinations as part of a short day trip. Visitors want to explore our wonderful region but they may not have time to go too far. They want a quick but scenic drive and be able to stop and visit an interesting place – and that is why we are quick to recommend Motueka.
Nelson to Motueka is just a 30-minute drive. The township has a population of just 8,000 or so, but they’re 8,000 very interesting people, and they make this place so colourful and vibrant.
Motueka has always attracted creative types blessed with ideas and talent, and this is reflected in the fascinating businesses, thriving art scene and overall vibe of the town. There’s a very cool cafe culture that is worth the (short) journey alone while the town centre and Sunday Market are a fantastic showcase for the artists and artisans in the region. You’ll love the boutique stores, craft stalls, food carts, restaurants and cafes that take great pride in serving artisan, local products, and local produce. Sustainability is important here, with the people in Motueka aiming to become New Zealand’s first disposable cup free town – keep cups are big here!
There is plenty to see around the town as well. There’s the incredible beauty of the nearby Riwaka Resurgence, which is a remarkable clearwater spring bubbling out of an underground network of caves at the foot of the Takaka Hill. You must also check out the Ngarua Caves, which are accessed from the top of Takaka Hill and it’s worth stopping there to enjoy the beautiful view across Tasman Bay before heading into the caves on a guided tour. And if you’re into fishing, there is plenty of trout in the Motueka River.
There are plenty of reasons to mosey over to Motueka! And for the most comfortable way to get there, contact us and we’ll arrange your Nelson car hire for you, as well as giving you all the local knowledge you need. Don’t be afraid to ask.