Exploring the beach at Motueka


Motueka is 46 km from Nelson and close to the entrance of Abel Tasman National Park. Its sandspit is an internationally recognised site for shorebirds.

Find things to do and places to stay Motueka area

The best time to see godwits is at mid to low tide, when the birds feed near the water's edge.


Whakatū / Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 546 9339
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
79 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
Postal Address:   Private Bag 5
Nelson 7042
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