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Abel Tasman walking,
hiking or tramping,
Tel: +64 (3) 528 8652

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Hiking, tramping and bush walking in New Zealand is paradise.

The Happy Apple Backpackers in Motueka is close to two of New Zealand's world famous Great Walks, the Abel Tasman Track and the Heaphy Track.

And is uniquely sited near four awesome parks:
• Abel Tasman National Park 15 kms to the north
• Kahurangi National Park 10kms to the west
• Mt. Richmond Forest Park 40kms to the east
• Nelson Lakes National Park 70kms to the south

Tramping adventures abound.



You can discover the joys of hiking as you tramp to the multitude of back country huts that are a unique feature of New Zealand's tramping experience. National Parks in New Zealand offer hiking opportunities for people of all fitness levels.

Not far from Happy Apple Backpackers in Motueka are tramping tracks through native bush which will lead you over alpine passes, along mountain ranges and up and down pristine river valleys. You'll find stunning swimming holes, take fabulous photographs and will probably spot some of our rare and endangered birds; kiwi, whio (blue ducks), weka, kea and kaka. You may also discover a powelliphanta, one of New Zealand's giant carnivorous land snails, or uncover relics of our fascinating pioneer history. And you will realize the diversity of New Zealand's amazing native flora as you hike through the bush.

Happy Apple Backpackers is the closest backpackers hostel to the Motueka Department of Conservation Office. There you can obtain free advice about our great outdoors and buy maps and hut passes if you plan to stay overnight in the back country huts.

Happy Apple is also only an hours drive from the magnificent Nelson Lakes National Park and Rainbow Ski field, where you will discover more great walks or enjoy a day in the snow in the depths of winter.

Janet and Bill are proud sponsors of New Zealand's back country facilities, and are happy to help with any tramping or hiking queries.


Jobs In Motueka


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



Off Road Parking


Large off-road car park for guest use.



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



Motueka Backpackers between Nelson & the Abel Tasman Happy Apple Backpackers
Happy Apple Backpackers
Go hiking in New Zealand's Abel Tasman

To find out more about our back country, click here
For Motueka area information, click here
For Abel Tasman National Park information, click here
For Kahurangi National Park information, click here
For Nelson Lakes National Park information, click here
For Mt. Richmond Forest Park information, click here



Tel: +64 (3) 528 8652

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