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Abel Tasman sea kayaking,
tramping, skydiving,
& water taxis.
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Activities and Abel Tasman National Park.

Happy Apple Backpackers is only 25 mins drive from the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park, where you can experience all the wonders of New Zealand's biodiversity, complete with clear blue water, golden sand beaches and fantastic sunshine in both summer and winter.

You can explore Abel Tasman National Park by foot, sea kayak, water taxi or a combination of all three depending on the pace you want to set, but whatever you decide you are guaranteed a great time with fantastic scenery and activities to suit all.

Motueka, with a population of 15,000 is a friendly town with great shopping, cafés, galleries, orchards and excellent wineries, and of course our Sunday market is open all year round with some great local crafts and produce to sample.

Kahurangi National Park is NZ's 2nd largest park and is also on our doorstep. It offers the opportunity for people of all fitness levels to hike in beautiful alpine native bush.

The Lagoon Walkway close to Happy Apple Backpackers follows the estuary to the beach where you can wander in perfect solitude, peacefully watching the many migrating sea birds resting and recovering from long flights across the Tasman . . . then return to your dorm before breakfast.

For more active pastimes you could try out some of our other local activities which include skydiving, river & sea kayaking, fishing, visiting Harwoods Hole and Ngarua Caves, playing golf, horse riding, sailing or swimming with the seals. Or pilot a stunt plane, fly a helicopter or just charter a catamaran and float around our magnificent coastline.


2 minutes walk from Lodge


We have the Toad Hall Cafe and food market - The Sea kayak, Seal swim and Water taxi company and also Mountain bike rental right next door.

We are also closest budget accommodation to the Airport and Dept of conservation office(DOC)



On-Line Discounted Rates for long term guests


4 BED & 6 BED WEEKLY RATE: $21.50pp per night
TWIN ROOM WEEKLY RATE: $50 per night ($25pp). $66 for 1 night. $62 per night for 2 nights
DOUBLE ROOM WEEKLY RATE: $50 per night ($25pp). $68 for 1 night. $65 per night for 2 nights
Single rooms $55: Minimum 2 night stay: $50
Cheaper rates are available for workers and walk-ins


Van sites and Campers: $115pp per week.
Weekly rates may be cheaper for walk-ins and workers



Jobs In Motueka


We offer attractive weekly rates for people who have work in Motueka during late summer and autumn.



Go tramping or walking in the Abel Tasman Happy Apple Backpackers
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Enjoy kayaking in the Abel Tasman National Park
Sea kayak, Abel Tasman, New Zealand

Sea Kayaking in the Abel Tasman National Park, Happy Apple Backpackers recommend The Sea Kayak Company.

Skydive, Abel Tasman, New Zealand

Heighten your Reality! JUMP with Abel Tasman's team of skydivers - it's an experience you'll never forget. Visit Skydive Abel Tasman

Tramping, as we Kiwis call hiking

Tramping, as we Kiwis call hiking. Motueka is in the middle of 3 local National Parks and Mount Richmond Forest Park.

Water taxi, Abel Tasman, New Zealand

Water taxis - Fast, efficient & friendly! Daily services from Marahau, plus fantastic day trips - see our AquaTaxi website for more details.

Abel Tasman scenic cruises, New Zealand

Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles invites you to discover New Zealand's Abel Tasman National Park.

Scenic cruises and water taxis depart Kaiteriteri Beach daily.

Abel Tasman Canyons, New Zealand

Canyoning - Slide down water polished chutes, jump into crystal clear pools and abseil through showering waterfalls. That's what canyoning is about!

Join one of our exciting, action packed canyoning trips with fun guides and mind blowing scenery.

Cycle by the lagoon and along the coast track to Motueka, New Zealand

Borrow a bike and head off from the backpackers past the lagoon, marina and along the seafront to the sandspit, past the wreck of the Jamie Sedon.

Other Nelson & Abel Tasman region links
Abel Tasman Yoga Yoga in Marahau, the gateway to the Abel Tasman

Abel Tasman Charters The best Abel Tasman day trip and exclusive cruise charters

Tasman Golf Club 9 hole golf course at Kina, overlooking Tasman Bay

Kiwi Campervans Campervan hire and car rental

Simply Indian Restaurant, Motueka Great Indian Food in Motueka

NonStop Adventure Fun & Exciting Motorcycle Trials Riding Adventures

Motueka Golf Club Friendly 18-hole golf club in Motueka, Nelson


Tel: +64 (3) 528 8652

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