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Sir Ian McKellen: "I cant believe Nelsonians get to wake up in this paradise every day"

Kahurangi Gateway to Wangapeka Track Leslie Karamea Track Mount Arthur Track  Tablelands Mount Owen Track - Quality Trout Fishing in Wangapeka River Motueka River and Motupiko River ...

ACCOMMODATION for southern half of Tasman's GREAT TASTE TRAIL

* FREE UNLIMITED WiFi * Powersites $18 pp * Cabins $28-56 * Motels $75-$90 *

* NZMCA $15 pp + Official Participating Park of the NZMCA Discount Deal - [DETAILS] *

* Prices include hot showers and full use of amenities (and of course the mountain views) *

* SANDFLY FREE ZONE * Eftpos available * Courtesy Coach * Hut Tickets and track information available * FULLY Equipped Kitchen * WiFi * SAT TV  * Christmas and New Year availability *  No, we're not a Top 10 ... we're much friendlier :-)  

A very warm Tasman welcome awaits you at the top of New Zealand’s beautiful South Island 

Experience traditional, clean and comfortable hospitality, mountain views and rustic charm of this historic fruit-picking facility from years gone by, complete with original buildings including our increasingly famous kitchen, and changed only by the addition of modern motels and conveniences.

Kia-Ora ! This is the Home Page of Tapawera Settle, a friendly family run campground situated in Tapawera village with its supermarket, garage, café, restaurant and pub. Our park is adjacent to the Kahurangi national park and beside the Motueka river for safe swimming, trout fishing, kayaking, river walks and complete relaxation. Abel Tasman is around 50 minutes north, and the stunning Nelson Lakes is 40 minutes south. Tapawera is located 45 minutes south west of Nelson and around a 5 hour drive from Christchurch, so a perfect stop-over if you are heading to Golden Bay.  We provide services and accommodation for those seeking historic Kahurangi gold mining trails including the Wangapeka Track, and those after the best trout fishing in New Zealand, and also those just looking to explore this beautiful area and sunny climate. Combined with warm southern hospitality we offer above average quality at below average prices.  


Open All Year - Tasman Winters are Beautiful

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Wangapeka Track Made Easy

Abel Tasman NP

Kahurangi NP

Nelson Lakes NP

We are at the Centre of three of New Zealands National Parks: Abel Tasman (top), Kahurangi (centre) & Nelson Lakes (bottom)

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For the latest from Fish and Game click HERE

For Kahurangi National Park weather forecast click HERE

For Tapawera weather forecast click HERE

For National weather forecast click HERE

For New Zealand road closures click HERE

We are the ideal Kahurangi base for: 
Wangapeka Track
Mount Arthur & the Tablelands, Leslie Karamea Track
Mount Owen Track
Tracks Courtesy Coach available with s/c accommodation

South Island Trout Fishing
Motueka River
Wangapeka River
Motupiko River

Within 45-50 mins drive:
Nelson Lakes NP Abel Tasman NP
 Mt Richmond Forest Park 
Kawatiri Junction 
Nelson & Richmond
Murchison & Motueka 


To contact us:
Address: Tapawera Settle, 19 Tadmor Valley Road, Tapawera, Tasman 7055, New Zealand
Post: PO Box 21, Tapawera, Tasman 7055, New Zealand
Telephone: +64 (0)3 522 4334  Email: