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Deep into the harvest-heavy Moutere Hills, an alternative route between Motueka and Nelson, you'll discover many talented craftspeople, wine makers and horticulturalists.

It wasn't always lush farmland and grapevines. Pioneer settlement began in 1843 on unfertile clay soil. After years of intensive farming by German and English immigrants the arrival of tobacco and kiwifruit finally brought better returns. Later when tobacco farming had ceased and the land had to be put to an alternative use, a young Austrian Herman Seifried planted the region's first commercial vineyard on the Moutere hills in 1973.

Today you can see vineyards everywhere, taste wines at the cellar doors, dine at cafes and see the signs of an early German settlement area ... a secret worth unveiling.








Riverside Community welcome you to our short stay accommodation called Riverside Sojourn.

Our accommodation caters to those using the Nelson Tasman Great Taste Trail, others who wish to visit Riverside for a course or workshop or other event or anyone just choosing to come for a short break and experience our unique community.
Riverside Sojourn - 289 Main Road Lower Moutere, RD2, Upper Moutere 7175, New Zealand
Ph: 021 137 8991
Email: riversidesojourn@gmail.com Website: www.riverside.org.nz


Lodge in coastal garden-park setting, 7 minutes from Motueka.
Mature gardens with swimming pool, large lawns, trees and park benches surrounded by orchards.

Spacious, comfortable open-plan lounge, games room, table tennis. BBQ, sun decks, children's playground & gazebo.
Apple Stay Inn - 9 Martin Loop, RD2, Upper Moutere 7175, New Zealand
Ph: 021 728 168 or 021 728 035
Email: walkerbro@xtra.co.nz

Tasman Hill Lodge is picturesque with stunning mountain views and is located between Kahurangi and Abel Tasman national parks in the gorgeous Upper Moutere region of the Tasman.

30 acres of maintained land, an olive grove and ponds which you can roam at your leisure. It’s peaceful and secluded in a beautiful rural landscape, you can enjoy amazing sunsets, breathtaking views, fresh country smells, native birdlife, local delectable food and wine.

Three spacious studio rooms all with easy access from the car park, en-suite bathrooms, pleasant decor, fridges, beverage making facilities, microwave, flat screen televisions and very comfortable large beds. Sliding doors open onto private decks with twin seating which is the ideal spot to unwind and enjoy our spectacular views. Provided is a basket and blanket for your own private picnic on the property, there’s plenty of nice quiet spots dotted about….see if you can find my favourite with the pink flamingo!

Feel free to enjoy our guest lounge with cooking facilities, dining table and comfortable couches, outside is a BBQ and huge communal table.

Tasman Hill Lodge - 53 George Harvey Rd, Upper Moutere, Tasman, New Zealand
Ph: 03 543 2511
Email: info@tasmanhilllodge.co.nz

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