Tapawera is a small Kahurangi Gateway town on New Zealand's South Island. It is located thirty kilometres southwest of Nelson by the banks of the Motueka River. It Contains a School, Holiday Park, local Supermarket, gift shop, a few Cafes, and a garage. The geographic centre of New Zealand is located close to Tapawera, in the nearby Spooner Hills.
At Tapawera Settle Motel and Campground one can experience traditional, clean, and comfortable hospitality, mountain views plus the rustic charm of this historic fruit-picking facility from years gone by. The property is complete with original buildings including an increasingly famous kitchen, and changed only by the addition of modern motels and conveniences.
Tapawera Settle, a friendly family run campground and motel situated in Tapawera village is adjacent to the Kahurangi National Park and beside the Motueka River for safe swimming, trout fishing, kayaking, river walks, and complete relaxation. Tapawera itself is located forty-five minutes south west of Nelson and is around a five hour drive from Christchurch, so a perfect stop-over if you are heading north to Golden Bay. It's an ideal location for those seeking historic Kahurangi gold mining trails including the famous Wangapeka Track, or those in search of some of the best trout fishing in New Zealand, or maybe just those looking to stop, explore, and enjoy this beautiful area with a warm sunny climate. Combined with the welcoming southern hospitality, Tapawera Settle offers above average quality at below average prices.
They offer clean modern motel and cabin accommodation, all with views and private parking. Motel units include linens and towels, cooking facilities, fridge, TV, DVD/CD players. An en-suite studio (as per motel but no cooking) is also available.
For campers power and tent sites are individually varied for shade and privacy, with approximately twenty powered and thirty tent sites to choose from. There are picnic benches and BBQs around the park, as well as play equipment and a recreational area. The main kitchen is fully equipped with cutlery, crockery, and complimentary tea & coffee, and you can even watch Satellite TV whilst cooking for your party. Showers (included) are nearby as are the communal toilets, disabled facilities, dump station, and a coin operated laundry. Also available is Internet and a bubble-jet Spa, and a short walkway takes you to the village or the opposite direction takes you to the beautiful Motueka River.
The facility is open all year as Tasman winters are also very beautiful and mild.
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